Support for both Mint 18 and Ubuntu 16.04 has been requested many times for the current 1.3.0 Studio release. Unfortunately in order to get the same features working I had to go back and rewrite some of the cutting edge code that does not exist in older Qt releases. However, this work is now complete and you should be able to enjoy the latest release on your Ubuntu LTS or Mint 18.
Head to the downloads to try it out. Enjoy!
Please note this release will still be affected by this painting bug which we cannot fix.