Linux Mint 12 is now available. It includes the latest development version of MATE Desktop Environment and boots to MATE by default. Gnome 3 is included, but the Gnome 3 shell does not currently work on EMGD. Libreoffice, GIMP and VLC were removed to save some space.
Updates for other distributions are also available. New features include kernel 3.2.4, and on screen keyboard support for lightdm on Xubuntu. Also includes general package updates. The new kernel should hopefully fix some free space issues with btrfs that were present on 3.1.6.