New Nemo toolbar
by clem 20

New Nemo toolbar
The Nemo toolbar was slightly modified. In particular Joseph modified Mint-X and Nemo to improve the look of the breadcrumb pathbar. Toolbar buttons were also adapted to look consistent with the pathbar.

Emblems in Nemo!
by clem 9

Emblems in Nemo!
Emblems are coming back in Nemo! In GNOME 2 you could right-click a file or a directory, click Properties and assign it a little emblem icon. You can enjoy that feature in MATE but for some reason it was removed from GNOME 3 and thus it never made it to Cinnamon. Anyway, this came to ...

Mint-X Colors!
by clem 57

Mint-X Colors!
In upcoming releases Mint-X won’t only come in Green, but in multiple colors. Within the dev. team, Joseph took the lead and started created variations of the icon theme. Here’s Mint-X: Here’s Mint-X-Blue: and here’s Mint-X-Grey: And that’s not all. We’ll also do the following: More colors: red, purple, pink, yellow, sand, aqua? (let us ...

Upcoming LMDE “2″ to be named “Betsy”
by clem 22

As previously announced, LMDE is switching to Debian Stable and a frozen cycle similar to Linux Mint. The upcoming release of LMDE will be version 2, codename “betsy” and it will use a Debian “jessie” package base. The team is currently adapting to the new LMDE, setting up its repositories and porting various packages onto ...

Cinnamon 2.2 updates in Romeo (beta-testers needed)
by clem 18

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 The old dbus bindings that we were using were becoming progressively more out-of-date with respect to ...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
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. Consistent ...

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 ...