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[Discuss] Cinnamon 2.0 released

On 10/12/2013 03:06 PM, Tom Metro wrote:
> For those using the Cinnamon desktop environment, you may be interested
> to know that this past week the project had a big update from 1.8 to
> 2.0. They've added a pile of new features.
> This is the version that will go into the November release of Linux Mint
> (16). It showed up today in whatever PPA I'm using on my Ubuntu 12.04
> system. (I haven't tested it yet.) Supposedly there are builds available
> for Fedora, and backports for current and some past versions of Mint.
> A notable architectural change is that they've replaced a bunch of shim
> libraries that used to sit on top of GNOME 3 libraries with forks of the
> underlying libraries. Apparently they got sick of the GNOME libraries
> changing their API with every minor release. So Cinnamon 2.0 can be
> installed without a dependency on GNOME 3. (This supposedly also
> benefits those who want to run GNOME 3 in parallel, as in the past some
> of the GNOME 3 libraries had to be patched to support Cinnamon, and on
> Ubuntu that was on top of patches to support Unity.)
> The project's blog posting on the changes and new features:
>  -Tom
Thanks Tom,
I run this on my ancient HP laptop I use mostly at installfests.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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