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

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 ...

MDM 1.2.0 in Linux Mint 15
by clem

MDM 1.2.0 in Linux Mint 15
Linux Mint 15 RC will feature MDM 1.2.0 and use the “Clouds” HTML theme by default. The theme features keyboard navigation and the selection of languages and sessions is rendered by nice bootstrap modal dialogs. It looks very nice. What looks even nicer though, is the “Clouds (WebGL)” theme. In this one, the theme is ...

Nemo 1.8 and GTK+ themes
by mtwebster

You’ll notice in Nemo 1.8 that it now uses a couple of non-standard UI elements.  While we did our best to make them fairly theme-neutral, there will be are some themes out there that they look less than stellar with. We did our best to make these new elements as fully theme-able as possible, so that ...

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 ...

Cinnamon 1.8
by clem

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” ...

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 ...

Only one bug left!?
by clem

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 ...

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 ...

Hello world!
by clem

Welcome to Segfault! Segfault is a place dedicated to bring you more news, faster, about all the cool stuff that we’re working on or that are related to what we’re working on :) Of course there’s blog.linuxmint.com already, but that’s for a different audience, that’s where we address everybody and post official news and important ...