How often do the Linux Mint devs put out point releases. For example 17.2 has just been released. I tried googling it, but can't seem to find any kind of release schedule, only records of what has been released over the years (eg: the list on Wikipedi). Is it just random? I'm assuming it somewhat coincides with Ubuntu's point releases?
hollowface, the main versions of Linux Mint are based on the current Ubuntu LTS release, currently 14.04.
About three months after Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is released, we'll have Linux Mint 18.
The reason why Mint went on this schedule, was so that the Mint devs didn't have to depend on every Ubuntu release for upgrades. Plus this allows them to perform these other releases (.1, .2) on their timeframe, of which there is none published, only when they're ready to introduce a new one. So far, Linux Mint 17 users has had three releases from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & chances there will be a 3rd & maybe 4th point release before Ubuntu 16.04 is here.
While this may not be exactly the answer you're looking for, that's the way the Mint team is. They're not going to be rushed as in the past, upgrading with every Ubuntu release, and the result is a better product, in my opinion, keeping in mind that not everyone will agree with that.
Hope this helps!
Edited by cat1092, 12 July 2015 - 01:25 AM.