Linux Mint 19.1 'Tessa' is coming this Christmas

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Recientemente Clement lefebvre (Creator and Team Leader of Linux Mint) I make an announcement on the official Linux Mint blog, andn which informs users of the distribution that the next version of Linux Mint 19.1 should be ready before Christmas.

According to the monthly project report, this new release that is coming to the end of the year It will arrive with the different desktop environments that it supports which are Cinnamon, Xfce and Mate.

Main news of Linux Mint 19.1 'Tessa'

In regards to the Cinnamon desktop environment, in this new release Cinnamon version 4.0 is being received.

The desktop environment should look more modern in the new versionwrites Mint developer Clement Lefevbre in his monthly report.

The developers have reworked the panel, which has received a new design.

Two of the third-party applets, «Icing Task Manager» and «CobiWindowList», will be integrated and they will adapt to the new look. "Icing Task Manager" will replace the traditional list of windows and panel launchers in Cinnamon's default panel.

Users will have the option to define a different icon size for each of the three areas of the panel.

Each panel area can have a 16, 22, 24, 32, 48 or 64 pixel icon or can be scaled to best fit the size of the panel or optimally.

Another new feature that will be included in Linux Mint 19.1 is also the Mint-Y theme that will replace Mint-X as the default theme.

Based on the information currently available, the contrast of the theme will be enhanced to make the content appear lighter, and the labels and icons will appear darker than before, thus enhancing the contrast with the background.

Although all versions of the project encountered problems at the same time, Clem promised that the Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce versions will be released at the same time.

Features to be included in Linux Mint 19.1 'Tessa'

In this round of updates it will be outfitted with the latest Cinnamon 4.0 desktop environment, the Mint-Y-Dark theme is enabled by default, andThe default window pane has also been updated, users can also revert to the traditional interface through the option.

Linux-Mint-19.1-'Tessa '

The full panel uses a larger 40 pixel panel, and the icons in the left and center areas will be enlarged, but the icons in the right systray will remain 24 pixels.

The new interface includes a grouping window and a small system tray.

On the welcome page, users can choose their preferred interface, and later it can also be changed through settings.

In Linux Mint 19 the status icons were monochrome. Although these icons look good on dark panels, they did not work well on white context menus or in cases where the user changed the background color of the panel.

To resolve this issue, Linux Mint 19.1 will be provided with symbolic icon support for Redshift, mate-volume-control-applet, onboard, and network-manager-applet.

Stephen Collins added an icon picker to the XApp library.

The icon picker provides a dialog box and button and will make it easy for our applications to select theme icons and / or icon paths.


In addition, Mint developers have launched an official Patreon account as a new way to get funds from users.

More importantly, there are some major improvements to the Cinnamon desktop environment.

«Following the many requests we receive to find an alternative to Paypal, we are pleased to announce that Linux Mint is now on Patreon .

Our project has received 33 promises so far and we decided to use this service to help support Timeshift, a project that is very important to us and adds significant value to Linux Mint, "says Clement Lefebvre.

The Linux Mint project is based on donations and has presented something new in this regard. By popular request, another payment service has been introduced alongside Paypal and now donors can access it through the Patreon service. Clement Lefevbre writes that approximately $ 10,000 was donated in September.


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  1.   Juan Cusa said

    Query I'm using ubuntu 18.10 and I get that any solution?

  2.   Carlos said

    First of all thank you very much! Linux is the best. I only find one deficiency or omission. I have two Epson printers that I use in my work, the ecotank type, multifunction. I can't use them, both for printing and scanning. Epson has answered me that they cannot solve the problem (I suppose they do not want to) is there a possibility that the new 19.1 will solve that problem? Do you know any solution? already grateful.