A few hours ago, Clement Lefebvre, leader of the Mint Flavored Linux project, published an article that, while reading, I thought "no, say it now!" We already knew that, as in previous years, the next version of their operating system would arrive at Christmas or very shortly before, and yesterday they announced that Linux Mint 20.3 Beta it would arrive in early December. Why did I think about you wanting me to say it already? Well because it seems that we will have to wait to know some details.
Lefebvre said that some of the new features in Linux Mint 20.3 have yet to be revealed, and that I didn't see why some of them couldn't be previewed. Specifically, he mentioned a "preview", so we do not know how much he told us and how much we will know in the coming days. In addition to a Linux Mint 20.3 beta ISO coming soon, it is also highlighted that the version MATE will arrive with v1.26 from the desktop, and that will make the Flatpak 1.12 backport.
Linux Mint 20.3 beta in days, stable version at Christmas
What they have advanced is that PDF reader will improve To support manga comics well, the Image Viewer will receive the ability to quickly adjust to the width or height of the displayed image, and many of the applications will receive improvements for small screen resolutions (hide the menu bar, not show the toolbar in full screen ... etc), and support for dark mode.
Among the rest of the improvements, Cinnamon 5.2 includes multi-calendar events, which will also appear in the applet, and the sticky notes and Hypnotix will receive the same function. The worst thing is that the last thing he told us is that Linux Mint 20.3 Beta will arrive with a totally new app, but he did not tell us anything about her. Well, to be true, Lefebvre said that it will arrive in "20.3", but it is hard to imagine that they will introduce a totally new app in a stable version without going through the beta first.
For more details, we will have to wait until the Linux Mint 20.3 Beta release.