Saturday, May 30, 2015

Cinnamon 2.6 Updates

Cinnamon 2.6.x was released last week and i took the chance to build Cinnamon and all of it's dependencies today on my desktop. Everything was in a good shape, although i had to make some ugly patch for cinnamon-desktop, otherwise it won't build properly. Anyway, it's great and i'm using it right now. There are no official announcement yet, but you can see some of it here. It's now official. Cinnamon 2.6 is now released. They have tons of new features and you will love it.

There are no new dependencies on this release and i upgrade all dependencies to the latest stable version along with cinnamon updates.

Just a reminder, i will not publish any binary packages since i'm testing it on my current machine and since current itself a moving target, things can change during it's cycle. Who knows we might end up with Cinnamon 2.8 when next Slackware gets released. For that reason i will hold any binaries until Slackware 14.2 goes public.

If you want to try Cinnamon on your machine (remember, only tested in -current), go to my GitHub and clone it. Use the build script to build according to the BUILD ORDER i have created. Don't forget to switch to development branch as master is still being used for -stable.

Let me know if there's a problem with the scripts.

Below are two old screenshots from Cinnamon 2.4.x and the last one is a new screenshot about my desktop system running on top of Cinnamon 2.6.5. Not really a fast machine, but it's still working for me.