Linux Mint 16 to be named "Petra", release due in November
Linux Mint head developer Clement Lefebvre has announced that the next version of the distribution will be code-named "Petra" and is scheduled for the end of November. The nineteenth release of the distribution, Linux Mint 16, will be based on Ubuntu 13.10 and, according to Lefebvre, the developers are planning to publish editions with the Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce desktops.
In the meantime, the Linux Mint project has also made release candidates available for the KDE and Xfce editions of Linux Mint 15, code-named "Olivia". Like the main edition of Linux Mint 15, which was published at the end of May, these are based on Ubuntu 13.04 and use version 3.8 of the Linux kernel.
The release candidates for Linux Mint 15 KDE and Xfce are available for 32- and 64-bit systems from the Linux Mint servers. The download links as well as release notes for the two versions are available via the respective announcements on the Linux Mint Blog: Linux Mint 15 KDE RC, Linux Mint 15 Xfce RC.