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Linux Mint Monthly News – April 2021

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With Warpinator you can quickly and easily transfer files from computer to computer across the local network. Warpinator was already available natively for Linux Mint 20, 20.1 and LMDE 4, and as a Flatpak for any other release and for other Linux distributions.

Today we’re delighted to announce that Warpinator is now also available for Android.

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Aside from a few minor issues (the project is very young) the app already works very well. I was personally amazed to see Warpinator in the play store first, and then to see my phone and my computer see each others and be able to transfer files almost instantly.

I’m also really happy to see 3rd party developers build and improve on top of what we created. When we made Warpinator we solved a need we had within Linux Mint and made the software available for all Linux distributions, but although we wouldn’t spend the resources to make it work on other OSes (Android, iOS, Windows and Mac for instance) we wanted to use simple and open technologies to make it possible for this software to be developed by others. Today, seeing someone put the effort and come up with an Android build is a really cool feeling. I’m really happy to see this happen.

Within the Linux Mint development team Lars Mueller (known as Cobinja on github) has also been working on a mobile version of Warpinator. This is something he did on his own and it isn’t ready so we haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet. The interesting thing about this project is that it is based on the Flutter SDK so in addition to an Android app, it could also lead to making Warpinator available on iOS.

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Linux Mint 18.x reaches end of life, upgrade now

  • Linux Mint 18.x reaches end of life, upgrade now

    Clem Lefebvre, head of the Linux Mint project, has announced the end of life (EOL) of Linux Mint 18 and its subsequent point releases. Linux Mint 18 was released five years ago and was based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS which is also reaching the end of its life too.

    If you are running Linux Mint 18, 18.1, 18.2, or 18.3, your operating system will continue to work but you’ll no longer receive important security updates from the repositories. Lefebvre is advising users to back up their data before performing a fresh install of the latest Linux Mint 20.1 which will be kept up-to-date until 2025.

    While not preferable, you can upgrade to Linux Mint 18.3 then to Linux Mint 19, then to Linux Mint 19.3. The upgrades between point releases are described as being simple, easy, and fast to complete, however, the jump between 18.3 and 19 is a major upgrade, will take longer, and is more complicated; for this reason, you should take your time.

File Sharing Between Linux Mint and Android Becomes Easier...

  • File Sharing Between Linux Mint and Android Becomes Easier With Warpinator

    Last year, Linux Mint introduced the file-sharing tool ‘Warpinator’ to make it easier to transfer files between Linux PCs connected to the same network.

    In case you haven’t used Warpinator before, it is also one of the things that you should know after installing Linux Mint.

    Now, it looks like it is also possible to transfer files between your Linux Mint PC and your Android device using Warpinator.

Linux Mint 18.x Series Is No Longer Supported...

  • Linux Mint 18.x Series Is No Longer Supported. Time for an Upgrade!

    Linux Mint 18.x are no longer officially supported and will not receive any security updates from this month onwards.

    It was originally based on Ubuntu 16.04, which reached the end of life as well. If you are using Ubuntu 16.04, you can explore what you need to do.

    Even though you have a paid option to opt for extended security updates for Ubuntu, there is nothing that you can do for Linux Mint if you want to continue using it for your business or workplace.

Linux Mint’s File Transfer App is Now Available for Android

  • Linux Mint’s File Transfer App is Now Available for Android

    Linux Mint’s Warpinator file transfer tool is now available for Android devices, including Chromebooks.

    The tool makes it super-easy to fling files from computer to computer over your local network, no third-party hosting required.

    A desktop app is included in Linux Mint 20 and up, and is available for other Linux distros via Flathub.

    Now Android is in the on the action thanks to the efforts of an independent developer and their work on an open source port to the popular mobile platform.

    Mint devs say the app “works very well” already, despite being a relatively young project. The Play Store description states that is “fully compatible with the original protocol and allows for easy transfer of files between Android and Linux devices”.

    “When we made Warpinator we solved a need we had within Linux Mint and made the software available for all Linux distributions, but although we wouldn’t spend the resources to make it work on other OSes […] we wanted to use simple and open technologies to make it possible for this software to be developed by others,” says Mint’s lead Clement Lefèbvre.

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