An overview of news in the development of Linux Mint 20.3 for the last month was published in a report on the distribution blog. The development cycle of the next version of Linux Mint 20.3 has been launched, and a more modern website is being prepared.
One of the good news is securing funding for the future development of this distribution. Linux Mint has been able to raise financial support from over 500 independent volunteer contributors. Compared to the month of June, during which the number of donors was around 380, this is an interesting increase in support from the user community.
The release of the latest stable version of Linux Mint 20.2 has received positive reviews, and developers have been able to bring some of the standalone improvements and fixes to older supported versions 20, 20.1 or LMDE 4, through package updates. The next version of Linux Mint 20.3 is already in development and its release, according to the developers’ plans, should come around the Christmas holidays this year.
At the same time, a new distribution website was introduced, but it is still being prepared. This update to the page will bring about the first significant design changes in about thirteen years and should eliminate issues with proper display on different devices. The community has the opportunity to participate in its successful completion. More information can also be found in a separate repository on GitHub.