Cinnamon 2.6.8 Brings Many Requested Fixes

Cinnamon 2.6.8 has been recently released, bringing fixes for some annoying issues.

As you may know, Cinnamon is a desktop environment developed by the Linux Mint team, created when GNOME has decided to ditch GNOME 2 and create the more-modern GNOME 3 DE.

The latest version available is Cinnamon 2.6.8, which brings only the below fixes and changes:

  • Fix typo in doc
  • Revert “Menu applet: Removed context menu on recent items (overkill and we’re really struggling with performance at startup)”
  • Power applet: Fixed panel icon not getting refreshed after falling back to brightness icon (after a suspend/resume for instance)
  • Power Settings: Added missing “self” in front of function
  • Background settings: Don’t fail when locale isn’t as expected (fixes “LC_ALL=C cinnamon-settings backgrounds”)
  • Display Volume OSD on primary monitor correctly
  • windowManager.js: fix typo;
  • panel.js: fix panel autohide glitch
  • applet.js: don’t use deprecated MenuItem
  • windowManager.js: Fix window dimming behavior for attached modal dialogs.
  • menu applet: clean up panel icon section – having no icon is a valid option, and it wasn’t working.
  • cs_startup: Let double-clicking entry open the edit dialog.
  • Fix typo
  • remove empty tooltip

Cinnamon 2.6.x will be available by default on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela with Cinnamon. Also, until Cinnamon 2.6.8 gets installable you can install a version of Cinnamon 2.6.x on Linux Mint 17.1, via the Romeo (Unstable) repository:

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

Speaking of Cinnamon, a Fedora 23 – Cinnamon spin is in the works. The current Fedora systems already provide Cinnamon via the default repositories, but making a Fedora flavor with Cinnamon already installed may boost the popularity of both Fedora and Cinnamon, providing yet another DE for the users that do not like either GNOME or KDE.

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