The 2.6 release of Mint’s Cinnamon desktop environment has reached feature-freeze. The stable release is planned for the end of this month.
Cinnamon 2.6 brings some exciting new features, include:
- support for systemd
- panel support for multiple monitors
- support for new GTK headerbar (client-side decorations)
Cinnamon 2.6 will be made into the Romeo repositories for Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca and LMDE 2 Betsy.
Install Cinnamon 2.6 in Ubuntu:
For Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 15.04 users, before it’s made into a stable PPA (I’ll update the PP once a stable PPA is available) you can now try out the new release through the Gwendal LE BIHAN’s nightly build PPA .
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinnamon
To add the PPA, open terminal and run command:
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly
Then update system package cache and install the desktop environment via commands:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinnamon
Once installed, log out and select login with Cinnamon.
(Optional) To remove this DE, run:
sudo apt-get purge cinnamon* nemo-* cjs muffin* python-nemo
Also remove the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly