developers to fork Linux Mint GNOME Shell has announced the availability of Cinnamon 1.2 , and both APIs as the desktop interface has been declared stable by the founder of Linux Mint, Clement Lefebvre .
Cinnamon, which was created last year to outline some changes that the developers of Linux Mint wanted to apply to the desktop environment GNOME 3, is having a notable host to adapt some of the visual characteristics of the GNOME 2 . x and move to GNOME Shell and GNOME 3.
Among the improvements the new version are easy to customize Cinnamon by Cinnamon Tool Settings , which includes for example the ability to set the time format for the calendar applet.
As indicated in The H Open, the configuration tool is also used to parameterize the applets Cinnamon , which have been added as a new feature in version 1.2 and add features such as accessibility, documents Recent removable drives, trash or control of the monitor via XRandR.
applets are sort of extensions supervitaminadas with respect to extensions of GNOME 3, and Lefebvre expects all developers to implement applets, and only write extensions for “advanced purposes.”
desktop now comes with a choice of three provisions ( layouts ) different desktop. First is the traditional layout , with a lower bar to the main menu launcher, taskbar and system tray applets.
available Flipped change the bar at the top of the screen. Finally, the available Classic uses a top bar to the top menu and system tray, but in addition also includes a bottom bar with a provision tasks even more similar to GNOME 2.
can find more about Cinnamon 1.2 both the post of The H Open as the project officer post which offers several additional catches. And of course, you can download 1.2 for your distribution Cinnamon thanks to the huge project download page.