Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How to Install Cinnamon 3.2.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

    Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to Gnome 2. The underlying technology is forked from Gnome Shell. The emphasis is put on making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience.

Cinnamon 3.2.1 Changelog:
  • rm obsolute and unsupport NEWS file
  • keyboard applet: Fix positioning of the flag render within its actor.
  • Fix some runtime warnings - in the sound applet, object construction is too soon to get the theme node, wait until 'style-changed' signal is sent by the main actor.  In the menu applet, remove return values of navigateContextMenu() - there is only one user of this function, and they don't check for a value.
  • keyboard applet: Allow flag icon to properly scale its size to match the panel and preferences.  Monkey patch some St.Icon methods to the EmblemedIcon class so we can use the existing applet icon sizing calculations by pretending we're just another icon hanging around, getting things done.
  • [menu-applet] fix warnings caused by keynavigation
  • Update ./test script
  • Info settings: Add upload-system-info button
  • l10n: Update POT file
  • Info settings: Add tooltip to upload button
  • Fix typo
  • l10n: Update POT file
Installation instructions:

Add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the Firefox package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon
Check Kernel version:

cinnamon --version

Optional, uninstall the Cinnamon Desktop, simply run apt command with remove flag:

$ sudo apt-get remove cinnamon

$ sudo apt-get autoremove