As you know, the Linux Mint developers are working on the release of the Linux Mint distribution 18.2 "Sonya" Cinnamon version 3.4, is based on a batch of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
May 8, Clement Lefebvre, the Linux Mint founder, has published in blog the following message: "I’d like to thank all the developers and designers who worked not only on Cinnamon 3.4, but in the redesign of the Spices website and the maintenance of the Cinnamon Spices themselves". The upcoming release of Linux Mint 18.2 will be called "Sonya". This means that now users Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" Cinnamon will be able to do a system update to Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" Cinnamon without waiting for the official release and receive regular updates made by the developers in Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya".
-Support for mozjs38 (CJS 3.4 uses mozjs38, CJS 3.2 uses mozjs24, Cinnamon 3.4 is compatible with either CJS 3.4 or CJS 3.2) -Support for additional Wacom devices (in particular, devices with no erasers or with only one button) -Multi-process Settings Daemon (each plugin now runs in its own separate process) -Cleaner session EXIT phase (this phase used to timeout after 1 seconds, it is now immediate) -Desktop grid -Separate processes for Nemo and the desktop handling -Simpler date formats for last-modified column in list-view -Wildcard support in file searches -Desktop actions in panel launcher -Ala Firefox support for middle-click and Ctrl key in Nemo navigation buttons to open new tabs -Theming engine improvements for systray and margins -Additional configuration options for the screensaver -New list widget for spices settings -More information shown in spices about dialogs -Support for lightdm-settings and manage-systemd-units in System Settings -File manager (inode/directory MIME handler) selection in Favorite Applications -Better support for the configuration of mice acceleration and sensitivity
Update Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" Cinnamon to Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" Cinnamon:
Note. Please do this unofficial update at your own risk.
1. Activate in Update Manager => Edit => Update Policy => Always update everything and click OK: 2. Further, the system needs to be updated:
3. For further updates of the distribution you need to change the code name official repositories from serena to sonya:
sudo sed -i 's/serena/sonya/' /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo sed -i 's/serena/sonya/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
sudo sed -i 's/serena/sonya/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-source-repositories.list
4. These commands will update the system files and will do the distribution upgrade:
5. Upon completion of all updates, close all applications and restart the computer:
After a new login you can check the system version in System Settings => System Info: And also, you can run in terminal the following command, which specifies the version of the distribution:
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