Cinnamon Desktop 3.0 released

The team behind Cinnamon desktop announced release of Cinnamon 3.0, latest stable release of easy to use, traditional looking, modern desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions. Cinnamon project was started as clone of GNOME 3.x. Over the years, it has evolved as an independent desktop environment.

Cinnamon 3.0 comes with considerably less amount of changes. One of the community user observes Cinnamon lacks volunteers and it is needs new volunteers to take the project forward.


Following are notable changes introduced in this release:
  • Window management improvements on tiling, mapping and unmapping windows, compositor’s window groups and tracking of full screen windows
  • Improved out of the box touchpad support (edge-scrolling and two-finger-scrolling can now be configured independently and are both enabled by default)
  • New accessibility and sound settings (both rewritten as native cinnamon-settings modules)
  • Battery powered devices can be renamed
  • Different favorite applications can now be set for plain-text, documents and source code files
  • Panel launchers now include application actions
  • Animation effects are now enabled by default on dialogs and menus
  • Favorites and system options can now be disabled in the menu applet
  • The photo-frame desklet now also scans subdirectories
  • Improved support for GTK 3.20, Spotify 0.27, Viber
Read original release announcement in Linux Mint segfault blog.

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