Mints App 2 0 Tutorial

Cinnamon is a desktop environment that is based on the GTK+ 3 toolkit
It was released in 2011
The project was originally started as a fork of the GNOME Shell, i
a mere graphical shell, but became its own desktop environment in Cinnamon 2
Cinnamon was initially developed by (and for) the Linux distribution Linux Mint
Because the Cinnamon desktop environment intends to implement a graphical user interface (GUI) distinct from the GNOME desktop environment, many of the GNOME Core Applications were forked, so that their GUIs can be rewritten appropriately
The Linux Mint development team was initially unsure about the future of the distribution after the release of GNOME 3
Its new graphical shell, GNOME Shell, did not fit the design goals the team had in mind for Linux Mint, but there were initially no available alternatives
[citation needed] Linux Mint 11 “Katya” was released in May 2011 with the final release of GNOME 2, but it was clear that a better solution was needed, as GNOME Panel was no longer being developed
[citation needed] Therefore, the team set out to improve GNOME Shell so that it would fit Linux Mint’s goals, and the result was the “Mint GNOME Shell Extensions” (MGSE)
In the meantime, the MATE desktop environment was forked from GNOME 2
The Mint team decided to incorporate MATE into Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” alongside MGSE, to give users a choice whether to use the traditional GNOME 2 desktop or the GNOME 3-based MGSE
[citation needed]
However, MGSE fell short of expectations
Since GNOME Shell was going in a different direction than the Mint developers had in mind, it was clear that MGSE was not viable in the long run
In response to this problem, GNOME Shell was forked to create the Cinnamon project, allowing the Linux Mint developers better control over the development process and to implement their own vision of the GNOME interface for use in future releases of Linux Mint
The project was publicly announced on 2 January 2012 on the Linux Mint blog
From version 1
2 onward, Cinnamon uses Muffin, a fork of the GNOME 3 window manager Mutter, as its window manager
6 was introduced on 18 September 2012 with new default file browser Nemo replacing Nautilus, although Nautilus is still optional
8 was released on 5 May 2013
GNOME Control Center has been forked
It is now called Cinnamon-Control-Center and it combines Gnome-Control-Center and Cinnamon-Settings
Gnome-Screensaver has been also forked and is now called Cinnamon-Screensaver
Now it is possible to install and update applets, extensions, desklets and themes through control-center instead of placing example themes into the
themes folder
It also features a modified Nemo interface
Desklets that come with the release are like Widgets
0 was released on 10 October 2013
From this version, Cinnamon is no longer a frontend on top of the GNOME desktop like Unity or GNOME Shell, but “an entire desktop environment”
Cinnamon is still built on GNOME technologies and uses GTK+, but it no longer requires GNOME itself to be installed
Biggest changes in this release are improved edge-tiling, improved user management, configurable individual sound effects and performance improvements for full screen applications
Cinnamon has forked a couple of the GNOME Core Applications
Features provided by Cinnamon include[3]
As of 24 January 2012[update] there was no official documentation for Cinnamon itself,[8][dead link] although most documentation for GNOME Shell applies to Cinnamon
[citation needed] There is documentation for the Cinnamon edition of Linux Mint, with a chapter on the Cinnamon desktop
7 Menu showing on Linux Mint Maya
6 showing a Alt-Tab thumbnails and window previews
6 showing a Notification Applet
6 showing a Workspace OSD
Cinnamon Control Center in Cinnamon 1
New overview modes have been added to Cinnamon 1
These two modes are “Expo” and “Scale”, which can be configured in Cinnamon Settings
[citation needed]
Cinnamon can be modified by themes, applets and extensions
Themes can customize the look of aspects of Cinnamon, including but not limited to the menu, panel, calendar and run dialog
Applets are icons or texts that appear on the panel
Five applets are shipped by default, and developers are free to create their own
A tutorial for creating simple applets is available
[10] Extensions can modify the functionalities of Cinnamon, such as providing a dock or altering the look of the Alt+Tab ↹ window switcher
Developers can upload their themes, applets and extension to Cinnamon’s web page and let users download and rate
Cinnamon is available in the Linux Mint 12 repositories,[2] and is included in all Linux Mint versions 13 and higher[dated info] as one of the four possible choices of desktop environment, one other being MATE
[12] It is also an optional user interface in Linux Mint Debian Edition Update Pack 4 respin
Outside Linux Mint, Cinnamon is available for Ubuntu via a PPA,[14][15] Fedora,[16] openSUSE,[17] Arch Linux, Gentoo Linux, Mageia,[18] Debian, Pardus, Manjaro Linux and Sabayon 8
[19] It is the default desktop environment of Cubuntu,[20] and Cr OS Linux, and is expected to be adopted by Fusion Linux for version 16, though a full release was not available as of June 2014[update]
Although as of January 2012[update] still in the early stages of development, the reception of Cinnamon has been generally positive
Its supporters perceive it as more flexible and powerful than GNOME Shell while providing advanced features
In their review of Linux Mint 17, Ars Technica described Cinnamon 2
2 as “the most user-friendly and all-around useful desktop available on any platform


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