Hello Linux Geeksters. As a reminder, the Linux Mint developers have decided to change the code-base of both Linux Mint and LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition). While the future Linux Mint systems will be based only on the LTS versions of Ubuntu, Linux Mint 17, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17.2 and Linux Mint 17.3 being forks of Ubuntu 14.04, LMDE will be based on Debian Stable.
Recently, the developers have announced that Linux Mint 17.2 (based on Ubuntu Trusty) will be named “Rafaela”, the tradition being to use feminine names. The codenames of major releases use the next letter, from the alphabet, while the point releases’ names start all with the same letter.
Example: Linux Mint 13 – Maya, Linux Mint 14 – Nadia, Linux Mint 15 – Olivia, Linux Mint 16 – Petra and now, Linux Mint 17 – Qiana. Linux Mint 17.1 – Rebecca, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela and Linux Mint 17.3 will also have a name starting with R.
Clement Lefebvre’s official announcement, on the Linux Mint blog:
“The second 17.x point release will be Linux Mint 17.2 codename ‘Rafaela’. Rafaela is a feminine form of Raphael, which is of Hebrew origin and which meaning is ‘God has healed’. The name Raphael is attested as far back as c. 1350 BCE. It was made popular by many illustrious characters and historical figures: an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, an Italian master painter and architect in the High Renaissance , a Spanish tennis player, and a Ninja Turtle. Linux Mint 17 and Linux Mint 17.1 users will have the choice to upgrade or not and that upgrade will be both easy and safe,”