Cinnamon 1.8 Applet, Desklet, Extension and Theme packaging guidelines
by mtwebster

With the ability to install applets, desklets, extensions and themes right from Cinnamon Settings comes a need to implement a uniform packaging structure for these downloads. To be honest, I would say a majority of those out there already do conform to what we want, and at this time there won’t be any penalty or ...

Behind the curtain.. Nemo actions
by clem

One of the really cool things in Nemo 1.8 is the fact that system administrators and application developers can extend its functionality and integrate their tool with it. Let’s take mintStick, aka the “USB Image Writer” as an example. The way you used mintStick in Linux Mint 14 was by: Clicking Menu->Accessories->USB Image Writer Clicking ...

Exciting changes to Applets, Desklets and Extensions for Cinnamon 1.8
by mtwebster

Hi there!  Clem suggested I be brief, but as this is my very first ever blog post anywhere, and because of all the cool stuff to talk about, I found it difficult.  If it’s tl;dr, skip to the boldface below! I’d like to take a bit of time to present some of the exciting new ...