Betsy and I…
by clem

Betsy’s giving me a really hard time and she’s taking all my focus lately. I’m weeks behind the team in development, I hear the devs talking about cool stuff.. dalcde landed his multi-panel implementation, mtwebster is pushing for maintenance releases on Cinnamon 2.4 and I’m ranting about some critical bugs of my own… This is ...

Recent Cinnamon development
by mtwebster

Recent Cinnamon development
Just a quick update to let you in on a few early changes to Cinnamon for version 2.6 – one of them fairly significant: Panel support for multiple monitors You can now add panels to every monitor, and configure them each individually.  Many thanks to dalcde for all the effort and time he put into this ...

About Betsy
by clem

As I’ve been working on it for the past few weeks I thought I’d bring you some news and information about LMDE 2 aka “Betsy”. What is LMDE As you might know, our project maintains two distributions: Linux Mint and LMDE. If we were to briefly compare Linux Mint and LMDE we’d probably say this: ...

fonts-noto-cjk
by clem

By default, Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” is using the Noto fonts, but the package for these fonts (fonts-noto) does not provide support for CJK (Chinese/Japanese/Korean). In other words, the rendering of text in these languages is done via a font fallback on the traditional Sans font. A new package called fonts-noto-cjk, which provides Noto Sans CJK ...

Cinnamon 2.4
by clem

Cinnamon 2.4
On behalf of the team and all the developers who contributed to this build, I am proud to announce the release of Cinnamon 2.4! This new version will be featured in Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” planned for the end of November and in LMDE 2 “Betsy” planned for Spring 2015. Here’s a quick overview of ...

MDM: Size limit and filtering in .xsession-errors
by clem

With GTK, Glib and a few libraries/toolkits sending warnings at widget level, we recently saw people being unable to log in, or getting their system crawl. In Fedora a user reported his .xsession-errors had gotten larger than 500GB. Most of the information in that file was spammed by a single process and the output was ...

Improvements in mintLocale
by clem

Improvements in mintLocale
We got a lot of feedback on mintLocale. Many bugs were fixed and new ideas were implemented. Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll see in Linux Mint 17.1. The user interface was redesigned. We wanted to show more information but in a simpler way. Locale selection is now split between “Language” and “Region”. This ...

Improvements in the Update Manager
by clem

Improvements in the Update Manager
The Update Manager no longer shows package updates, but updates (i.e. one line per source package). This means you will no longer see 20 lines or so per libreoffice update but just a few. To give you an example, on my box this reduced the number of updates from 550 to just under 200. Our ...

Better looking MDM Setup
by clem

Better looking MDM Setup
The MDM Setup tool was redesigned: The new layout is similar to mintDesktop, with icons in the sidebar to access the different parts of the tool. The concept of “greeters” was confusing to users so it was replaced by a simpler theme selection. All themes (HTML and GDM) as well as the GTK greeter are ...

Cinnamon 2.4: Background slideshows
by clem

Cinnamon 2.4: Background slideshows
Credits to Joseph from the development team, Cinnamon 2.4 will gain support for background slideshows: So far, two types of background collections are supported: Cinnamon background collections, which are XML collections provided by the OS or installed via the Software Manager (in the screenshot above we can see mint-backgrounds-qiana and mint-backgrounds-petra) Filesystem directories, which you ...