Cinnamon 1.8 Theme Notes
by mtwebster

Cinnamon 1.8 Theme Notes
There are a number of CSS changes that you may be interested in knowing about if you’ve got Cinnamon themes out there. I’ve uploaded two files here – one is the current Cinnamon default theme as it is currently, and the other is what the file looked like in the last major release (1.6.7).  There’s ...

Cinnamon 1.8 settings API – some lesser-known bits
by mtwebster

There are a few features of the new settings API I’d like to touch on, that may be less than obvious, but which might help you in this transition period… Metadata Options Every applet (and desklet and extension) has a metadata.json file – this, at minimum, has the uuid, the name, and a brief description of your ...

Applet, Desklet, Extension Settings API – a brief example.
by mtwebster

I’m going to take a few minutes to go over a very simple example of our new settings API in action. Using the new settings API Take the new spacer applet – new for Cinnamon 1.8, it allows multiple instances to let you add spacing in between other applets on your panels. It’s very short, ...

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 ...

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 ...