Cinnamon 2.2 updates in Romeo (beta-testers needed)
by clem 12

The following Cinnamon updates are coming up for Linux Mint 17 Qiana. Because there are a lot of changes and to avoid any potential regression, these updates are now in Romeo. If you are interested in BETA-TESTING them, please run Menu->Administration->Software Sources and tick the option “Unstable Packages (Romeo)”. Run the Update Manager then, click ...

Attention: Applet, Desklet, Extension developers…
by mtwebster 4

Please, sit down. We’re breaking API. Specifically, anything that uses imports.dbus. No wait, wait! Before you get out your pitchforks, this is necessary to modernize our JS language bindings (cjs) or (possibly) eliminate cjs and just use upstream gjs. The old dbus bindings that we were using were becoming progressively more out-of-date with respect to ...

Update Manager: full localized descriptions
by clem 12

Update Manager: full localized descriptions
Work continues for 17.1 and the Update Manager: Package descriptions no longer show in English but in your own language, and the full description is included.

Update Manager: More kernel info
by clem 9

Update Manager: More kernel info
p5rn7vb Work on Linux Mint 17.1 has begun and the Update Manager is getting additional features. The kernel selection page was redesigned. More text was added to give vulgarized yet pertinent information to users about the nature of bug fixes, security fixes and regressions and to detail for each kernel, known fixes and known regressions. ...

Cinnamon 2.2
by clem 202

Cinnamon 2.2
On behalf of the team and all the developers who contributed to this build, I am proud to announce the release of Cinnamon 2.2! This new version will be featured in Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” planned for the end of May and will then be backported to LMDE Update Pack 9. Here’s a quick overview ...

Cinnamon Date and Time improvements
by clem 36

Cinnamon Date and Time improvements
The ability to switch between a 12 and 24 hour clock is back. Many of you requested it after Mint 16 was out. I was the one who thought it needed to go, and that translations could take care of that… and I was wrong :) New options to show the date or the seconds ...

Beta Goodies: mintmenu 5.5.2
by clem 18

Beta Goodies: mintmenu 5.5.2
Credits to hordepfo, mintMenu received important bug fixes on: filtering focus orientation transparency popups Version 5.5.2 also features a bug fix on unicode support from developer VitalD. Download links: https://github.com/linuxmint/mintmenu/releases  

Beta Goodies: mdm 1.5.1, mint-mdm-themes 1.5.1, mintlocale 1.1
by clem 47

Beta Goodies: mdm 1.5.1, mint-mdm-themes 1.5.1, mintlocale 1.1
Today we’re taking you on an adventure to test some of the very latest things being developed for Mint 17 and the next LMDE, and to give us feedback. Changes A new tool called mintLocale is introduced, which allows you to set your favorite language, to install new languages and to set the system locale. ...

MATE 1.8 released!
by clem 12

Last week saw the anticipated release of MATE 1.8. This new version of the MATE desktop will be featured in Linux Mint 17 which is planned for the end of May 2014. On behalf of the Linux Mint project I’d like to thank and congratulate the MATE development team and I’m excited to echo their ...

Hi-DPI support for Cinnamon
by mtwebster 27

Thanks to a generous donation a couple months ago, we’ve been able to target hi-dpi (or Retina) displays for support in the next Cinnamon release. The changes are largely complete, and live on the ‘hidpi’ branch of a number of Cinnamon repositories.  They are: cinnamon muffin cinnamon-settings-daemon cinnamon-desktop nemo We would welcome anyone who wishes ...