Thursday, December 1, 2016

How to Install Cinnamon 3.2.2 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 3.2.2 Changelog:
  • build: Make AX_ macros optional
  • [Xlet settings] Fix for icon choosers stuck dialogs
  • [cinnamon-json-makepot] Added support for "title" key
  • Ensure a default icon size of 16px if the icon-size is not set in the indicator icon theme class.
  • [workspace-switcher] Fix buttons' size Buttons didn't get proper height (or width in vertical mode) if the auto-scale font setting was not enabled.
  • [sound-applet] removed ancient code for timeLabel
  • uniform names
  • Restore ability to theme the menu applet menu separately from other menus
  • cs_effects: Disable menu animations when turning of window effects
  • [applet.js] Re added ability to display a separator on applets context menus.
  • [applet.js] Added a mechanism to highlight applets with open menus.
  • [menu-applet] fix keynav issues with TAB and right
  • Use the Gio library for establish the file permissions in replace of the spawnCommandLine usage.
  • panel-launchers: close the menu before destroying when removing launcher
  • [Xlet settings] Added translation mechanism to xlets settings windows
  • fix thumb generation on LMDE2
  • [sound-applet] remove show percentage label for slider option
  • theme: Fix theming of the workspace switcher
  • typo
  • l10n: Update POT file

Installation instructions:

Add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the Cinnamon 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