Cinnamon 1.8 is now available in Romeo in:
- Linux Mint 14 Nadia
- Linux Mint 13 Maya LTS
What is Romeo?
Romeo is the unstable branch of Linux Mint. It’s where packages are placed before they receive community feedback. In practice, Romeo is to packages what “RC” is to release management.
Just like the RC, we tell everybody not use Romeo on their production system, but we listen to the feedback provided by those who do… and if things sound good, we then move the packages into “Backport”.
Why is Romeo called Romeo?
According to legend (and simplifying things a bit), the female hero falls in love with Romeo, he breaks her heart and she dies.
Say you’re happy with Maya… just don’t tell her about Romeo.
Romeo is the heart breaker. He’s able to break any Linux Mint release out there :)
How do I enable Romeo?
Well, you shouldn’t really… should you?
Edit /etc/apt/sources.list as root and add “romeo” at the end of the line for the Linux Mint repository.
Say you’re running Maya, the line you should look like this:
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com maya main upstream import romeo
Then save the file and reload your APT cache (for instance by typing “apt update” in a Terminal).
A few things to know
- The package cinnamon-control-center isn’t available anywhere else than in Olivia.
- Make absolutely sure you upgrade all *muffin* and *cinnamon* packages or your desktop won’t start.
- After you upgrade muffin, cinnamon and nemo, feel free to install cinnamon-screensaver and to remove gnome-screensaver, and then logout and log back in.
- Upgrade cinnamon-themes to bring your Linux Mint theme up to date with Cinnamon 1.8 and use the Cinnamon Settings to reinstall other themes.
- MDM wasn’t included in Romeo yet, we’re still working on it… 1.2.0 is in Olivia and has a few bugs, 1.2.3 is on github and fixes all of them but not the way we want… 1.2.4 is around the corner as soon as we figure it all out :)