Cinnamon 2.6.3 Now Available via the Romeo (Unstable) Repository for Both Linux Mint 17.1 and LMDE 2.0

As a reminder, Cinnamon 2.6.3 has been recently released, adding only fixes to the previous release from the Cinnamon 2.6 series.

Among others, the use-system configuration key has been split into three different keys, the calendar applet is not properly refreshed, the pidgin tray icons have been updated, the on-screen keyboard has been enhanced and the date format setting is now respected in the notification applet. The full changelog can be read here.

Installation instructions:

Despite the fact that Cinnamon 2.6.3 is labeled as stable, it is available via the Unstable repository (Romeo), for both Linux Mint 17.1 and Linux Mint Debian Edition 2.0, so be cautions when installing it.

To enable the Romeo repository and install Cinnamon 2.6.3 on Linux Mint 17.1, do:

$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.linuxmint.com rebecca romeo"
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon

To enable the Romeo repository and install Cinnamon 2.6.3 on LMDE 2, do:

$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy romeo"
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon

Also, on Betsy only, you need to set the session and settings-daemon keys to true and the screensaver key to false:

$ gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.session settings-daemon-uses-logind true
$ gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.session session-manager-uses-logind true
$ gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.session screensaver-uses-logind false

 

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