'Brian Fagioli, reporting for BetaNews:
Today should be happy times for the Linux Mint community, as we
finally learn some new details about the upcoming version 19.2! It
will be based on Ubuntu 18.04 and once again feature three desktop
environments -- Xfce, Mate, and Cinnamon. We even found out the code
name for Linux Mint 19.2 -- "Tina." And yet, it is hard to celebrate.
Why? Because the developers seem to be depressed and defeated. They
even appear to be a bit disenchanted with Free Software development
overall. Clement Lefebvre, leader of the Linux Mint project, shared a
very lengthy blog post today, and it really made me sad.
He wrote, "For a team to work, developers need to feel like heroes.
They want the same things as users, they are users, they were 'only'
users to start with. At some stage they decide to get involved and
they start investing time, efforts and emotions into improving our
project. What they're looking for the most is support and happiness.
They need feedback and information to understand bugs or feature
requests and when they're done implementing something, they need to
feel like heroes, they literally do, that's part of the reason they're
Upon publication of the article, Jason Hicks, Muffin maintainer and
member of the Linux Mint team, corroborated the claims made by
-- source: https://linux.slashdot.org/story/19/04/02/1359246
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