Attention: Applet, Desklet, Extension developers…
by mtwebster 6

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 The old dbus bindings that we were using were becoming progressively more out-of-date with respect to ...

Cinnamon: graphics tablet support needs testing
by mtwebster 34

Cinnamon: graphics tablet support needs testing
Seasons greetings!   We’ve begun re-porting graphics tablet (wacom) support back into Cinnamon.  The affected packages are cinnamon-control-center, cinnamon-settings-daemon, and cinnamon itself. As none of us has a tablet to test with, if anyone is interested, and running Mint 16 or some other distro with >= ~Gnome 3.8 they can do the following: a) Build ...

New window tiling and snapping functionality
by mtwebster 30

Been a while since an update, we’ve all been in various states of busy-ness, vacationing, or otherwise occupied…but yesterday we merged new functionality into Cinnamon and Muffin that Clem has been discussing in the last few posts.  You can try it out by compiling Cinnamon and Muffin from  our github (here), or via glebihan’s nightly ...

Packaging changes for Cinnamon
by mtwebster 14

If you follow the development of Cinnamon at all, you’ll notice there are a couple new related packages now, and yesterday we merged in changes to Cinnamon to utilize these new packages. They are: cinnamon-settings-daemon: This program runs in the background and handles a lot of behind-the-scenes management, like your media keys, various notifications, and ...

How to (not) break your DE in a few steps
by glebihan 30

For those of you out there who want to test the very latest developments happening in Cinnamon in order to test it and report possible issues (although there almost never are any of course), you’ve basically the choice between 2 alternatives :  1. Building from source First case, you’re among the brave ones, compiling the ...

Cinnamon 1.8
by clem 21

Cinnamon 1.8 is out: http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/?p=261 Grab the source and compile it from GitHub or wait for packages to reach a distribution near you. Mint users: Cinnamon 1.8 will hit “Romeo” in Mint 14 and Mint 13 in the days to come Linux Mint 15 RC will be out mid-may Cinnamon 1.8 will then hit “Backport” ...

Only one bug left!?
by clem 7

There’s only one bug left holding the release of Cinnamon 1.8… On some hardware specs, visual artefacts appear in the main menu when selecting “All applications” or the “Preferences” category. I can reproduce the problem on one of the laptops here, so we should be able to fix it fast. The next Cinnamon meeting is ...