Tryed: linux desktop environment cinnamon 4.8th

Tryed: Linux Desktop Environment Cinnamon 4.8

This year, linux mint 20 is to.1 "ulyssa" appear. The developers of the mint team unaval with cinnamon 4.8 in advance a new version of the in-house desktop environment. Interested parties cinnamon 4.8 install now and give the mint team feedback. This allows developers to give the desktop still fine grinding before they cinnamon 4.8 with linux mint 20.1 deliver. We tried the new cinnamon desktop.

Meaningful innovations

One of the visible innovations is the favorite function. Users can now set files and folders as a favorite. The file manager nemo has the new entry "add to favorites" in the context menu. Files and folders labeled as favorites can now be conveniently called the main menu or tree view in the sidebar of nemo. Whoever liked the taskbar on the favorites, installs the favorite applet. In the linux mint blog, the developers show that it should also be possible to import the favorites directly via the toolbar of applications. In the manjaro test system with cinnamon 4.8 stand of the relevant entry is not available.

Disposal in the application conception

Cinnamon 4.8 makes it easier for users to recognize flatpaks in the menu as such. If the case occurs that an application is available both as a flatpak, as well as a classic package, cinnamon hangs "(flatpak)" to the name. This allows to start the desired version specifically from the application conversion.

The cinnamon "spices" allow it to the cinnamon desktop applets, themes desklets and other extensions, for example a color pipette in the taskbar. A new release of cinnamon had often conducted compatibility ies in the past because the maintainers of the extensions had to specify this for the new cinnamon version. The extensions are now, similar to gnome extensions, different source code for the respective version of cinnamon. Cinnamon now always installs the right version.

Linux desktop environment cinnamon 4.8th

Tryed: Linux Desktop Environment Cinnamon 4.8

Linux desktop environment cinnamon 4.8th

cinnamon 4.8 with the file manager nemo.

The technical innovations pays the function "suspend-then hibernate". If the system switches to the standby mode (suspend), cinnamon insacts the computer after a certain time inactivity to go to hibernation (hibernation). The cinnamon javascript interpreter (cjs) is based on cinnamon 4.8 on mozilla javascript engine "mozjs78". The developers write in mint blog that this change to other distributions facilitates the cinnamon desktop to provide. In addition, the cinnamon desktop should start both in linux mint as well as in other distributions, faster.

Taste of linux mint 20.1

The cinnamon desktop moves with version 4.8 a transverse step forward. The new functions appear individually not groundbreaking, expand the functionality of the cinnamon desktop but makes sense. The clear marking of flatpaks in the menu helps to preserve the overview of the applications. With the globally callable favorites, the developers offer a practical assessment to the nemo own bookmarks. Users who like to provide the desktop with various enlargements, are happy about the improved version management for the cinnamon spices. Cinnamon 4.8 makes you want the upcoming linux mint 20.1, which is called for the end of 2020.

Cinnamon 4.8th. Is already available in the community repository of arch linux. Also in "testing"-branch by manjaro stands cinnamon 4.8 ready for installation. More information about the development progress of linux mint and cinnamon is available in the project blog. All innovations in cinnamon 4.8 find interested parties in the changelog of the github repository.

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