Cinnamon, a few days after the last update, advances to version 1.6.7! ‘imminent arrival of Linux Mint 14, which seeks to improve and update the desktop environment as quickly as possible: this is the reason why the updates one another so almost frantic!
Cinnamon , for those who does not know, is a desktop manager introduced in Linux Mint 12, which combines the functionality of Gnome 3.x and the ease of use of its Linux Mint, extending the Gnome 3 shell with some of the strengths of the now superseded shell Gnome 2.x ( a prime example are the panels and its applets). As I said earlier Clement Lefebvre , as well as active developer ringleader of the Mint team has announced release a minor update that give the manager version 1.6.7.
The minor update, this time, it touches mainly the ‘ look and feel of the desktop, by means of buttons and icons. Here’s the changelog:
- Resize existing icons in window list applet panel icon When scaling mode is changed
- Fixed pixelation icon in Alt-tab
- Fixed menu buttons being cropped application
- advanced options box in cinnamon-settings-> backgrounds not being shown properly in Mint 14
- Updated translations
With Cinnamon has also been updated also Nemo (the file manager) to version 1.1.2 , which fixes a bug “invisible but important” related to the mechanisms of copy / paste files. You can find the official announcement of Clem in here .
Cinnamon 1.6.7 – Installation on Linux Mint
The update is available within the repository system and will be carried out automatically, or alternatively can still update the system from a terminal, typing
update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Cinnamon 1.6.7 – Installation on Ubuntu 12:04 to 12:10
In this case we will use the convenient repository (which, to date, are the official ones of the project): then open a terminal and type
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
We may use Cinnamon selecting it in the login screen.
Cinnamon 1.6.7 – Installation on other distributions
In download page Cinnamon provides the installation instructions for Fedora, OpenSUSE, ArchLinux, Gentoo, and Frugalware , as well as the link to the source tarball.