This year my job kept me away from the developing cycle of MX Linux 17. When I realized, the new release was already available.
I installed it in my ThinkPenguin laptop because the latest Ubuntu did not play nicely with it. To me, that was quite a shock since that laptop went from Yakkety Yak to Zeisty Zapus without problems, but Artful Aarvark was another story.
MX-17 ran almost perfectly. The only problem I saw was OpenShot; when trying to render animated titles, the video editor kept asking for a blender version 2.62 or up. That was a requirement that my system met (it has 2.78a), but Openshot threw the obnoxious "No frame was found in the output from Blender" error.
I tried several fixes from different forums to no avail. Then, I asked for help in MX forums, but nobody seemed to have a solution.
Then, I went to the page of OpenShot and downloaded an appimage of Openshot 2.4.1. It worked flawlessly!
Thus, I went to MX forums and told them about Openshot 2.4.1, hoping to help other people in the future.
Ah, but I had forgotten the community sense that distinguishes Linux and particularly MX users and developers. One of the lead developers asked me "Do you want to place a package request for Openshot 2.4.1?"
I did it and in about a day, the great packaging team had the new version of the video editor! I downloaded it from the repos and it does everything without any problem.
It's great to see how people help each other in the community of free software.
Thanks a lot!