Linux Mint project leader, Clem Lefebvre announced today that the codename for Linux Mint 20 is Ulyana and that it will only be available in 64-bit. This means that some older computers will not be able to upgrade to this version. Although the 32-bit ISO image was removed, users with 64-bit installations can still use 32-bit packages.
Linux Mint 19.3 will continue to be supported until 2023. Users can also choose to switch to the newly released LMDE 4, which can receive the latest Linux Mint software including Cinnamon.
In terms of LMDE, Lefebvre revealed that LMDE 3 will expire on July 1, 2020. Although the repository will continue to work, the operating system will no longer receive important bug fixes and security updates for Linux Mint.
In a blog post, Clem provided the latest information on the development progress of Linux Mint 20 as StatusNotifier, libAppIndicator, and libAyatana, Nemo performance, Warpinator, and Mint-Y theme.