Desktop Environment

Cinnamon 3.0.6 released, Install on Linux Mint

Cinnamon 3.0.6 recently released, is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. This latest release comes with a number of fixes highlighted below. Cinnamon 3.0.6 Changelog: Add a generic “bluetooth” icon power applet: Don’t connect to any signals that call _devicesChanged until we have the power proxy (since the callbacks assume we do have it).

Cinnamon 3.0 released – A Desktop Interactive Environment

Cinnamon 3.0 recently released, is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. Cinnamon 3.0 Highlights: 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.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS released

Martin Wimpress recently announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS which has been in development for nearly 2 years. This latest release features the latest MATE desktop environment, and support for Ubuntu Snappy command-line package manager.   Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Update: Added ubuntu-snappy-cli to the default install. Updated Ubuntu MATE Welcome to 16.04.9. Updated translations and assorted bugs fixes Updated to install Telegram from a PPA maintained by Martin Wimpress that has fixes Indicator icons.

GNOME 3.20.1 – Linux Desktop Environment released

GNOME 3.20.1 had just been released this week as the latest stable version of the GNOME desktop environment. This latest release is the first update to GNOME 3.20 and it comes with many bug fixes, documentation and translation updates, and various improvements. If you want to compile GNOME3.20.1 at any point in time, you can use jhbuild module sets. See link below for files: https://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.20.1/ A full updates and Improvements on this release can be found in following links: Core – https://download.

Enlightenment 0.20.1 Released with number of bug fixes

Enlightenment 0.20.1 recently released, is a rich feature set, fast, modular and extensible window manager for X11 and Linux with a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work. It provides an efficient yet breathtaking window manager based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) along with other essential desktop components like a file manager, desktop icons and widgets. Enlightenment 0.20.1 changelog: e backlight – avoid seg when comp is shut down and backlight updated e comp – set e_comp to null on shutdown so others dont access junk e zone – handle null e_comp if comp is already shut down e randr – feature fix that allows config to jump to specific screen e exec – fix missing ref and unref for instance event e randr – fix silent free of data behind randr’s back e comp randr support – fix leak of randr info e randr2 – remove auto-clone and now make randr dialog come up instead e randr – fix leak of modes list in randr code e – fix using an invalid icon theme – fall back to hicolor if not exists e – fix leak added by previous fix for icon theme use client geometry for calculations in x11 ConfigureRequest handler reshuffle all notifications on a notification merge disable redirection toggling for the nocomp client fix wl-x11 make/install rules to not include nonexistent DATA files enforce wayland subsurface stacking order when parent surface is restacked apply already-committed wayland subsurface positioning after parent surface move init ecore-x during wl-x11 init to ensure DISPLAY is set move comp canvas resize callback to monitor elm win geometry do not apply x11 randr iface in wl-x11 if running nested in x11 add wayland shell private data for managing shell-specific data do not drop subsurface buffer early after commit from cache make e_comp_wl_surface_attach static and take a surface state set wayland new client focus based on accepts_focus and !

Enlightenment DR 0.20 Released with Full Wayland Support

Enlightenment DR 0.20 Desktop Environment released late last month, is a rich feature set, fast, modular and extensible window manager for X11 and Linux with a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work. It provides an efficient yet breathtaking window manager based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) along with other essential desktop components like a file manager, desktop icons and widgets. Enlightenment is comprised of both the Enlightenment window manager and Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), which provide additional desktop environment features such as a toolkit, object canvas, and abstracted objects.

MATE Desktop 1.12 released with improvement on Multi monitor support

MATE Desktop 1.12 Desktop Environment recently released, the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. MATE 1.12 changelog Fixes and improvements for GTK3 support across the entire MATE Desktop including GTK 3.18 support. Touchpad support is significantly improved and now features multi touch and natural scrolling. Multi monitor support has been improved so the display settings use output names and the revised UI lets you set the primary monitor.

Cinnamon 2.8 released and will be featured in Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa”

Cinnamon 2.8 is now available for install and will be released also as part of Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” sometime end of November. Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. Cinnamon 2.8 Highlights: Better applets Sound applet – The sound applet was given a fresh new layout. The track information and media controls are now part of a new overlay which sits on top of the cover art.

Cinnamon 2.6.8 released for Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela”

Cinnamon 2.6.8 is now available for install on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela. Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. Cinnamon 2.6.8 changelog Fix typo in doc windowManager.js: fix typo; panel.js: fix panel autohide glitch applet.js: don’t use deprecated MenuItem Revert “Menu applet: Removed context menu on recent items (overkill and we’re really struggling with performance at startup)” Power applet: Fixed panel icon not getting refreshed after falling back to brightness icon (after a suspend/resume for instance) Power Settings: Added missing “self” in front of function Background settings: Don’t fail when locale isn’t as expected (fixes “LC_ALL=C cinnamon-settings backgrounds”) Display Volume OSD on primary monitor correctly windowManager.

MATE 1.10.0 Desktop Environment released

MATE 1.10.0 Desktop Environment recently released, is one of the most lightweight and appreciated open source desktop environments used in numerous distributions of Linux, including Ubuntu MATE and Linux Mint, has reached today version 1.10.0, a released that introduces several new features and a great. MATE 1.10.0 changelog Turn MateRRScreen, GnomeRRConfig and GnomeOutputInfo into a GObject Add gobject introspection Many RANDR fixes interface: add automatic-mnemonics key for Gtk xsetting use GDK_WINDOW_XID for inter-GTK compatibility Updated mpaste for website change Added org.

Xfce 4.12 released

Xfce 4.12 a new stable version that supersedes Xfce 4.10 was recently released. Xfce is a lightweight, open-source desktop environment for Linux and Unix systems. It is based on GTK+2, and a partial support for GTK+3 implemented. This latest release focused more on polishing user experience on the desktop and window manager, and on updating some components to take advantage of newly available technologies. Xfce 4.12 key highlights The window manager gained a new themable Alt+Tab dialog with optional windows preview and a list mode.

KDE Applications 14.12.1 released

The KDE team has just announced the release of the first stability update for KDE Applications 14.12.1. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone. More than 50 recorded bugfixes include improvements to the archiving tool Ark, Umbrello UML Modeller, the document viewer Okular, the pronunciation learning application Artikulate and remote desktop client KRDC. This release also includes Long Term Support versions of Plasma Workspaces 4.

Cinnamon 2.4 released with new features

Cinnamon 2.4 which was recently released, is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. Cinnamon is a GTK+ 3-based desktop environment, forked from the GNOME Shell. Cinnamon was developed and maintained by Linux Mint team. There is also plan by the Linux mint team to release Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” with Cinnamon 2.4. Cinnamon 2.4 update CJS was rebased to reduce memory usage 30 memory leaks were fixed in this release Added Mint-X icon theme for Cinnamon Settings Cinnamon desktop now starts with a zoom animation The login sound is now handled directly by Cinnamon Similar to Windows, “Super+e” now opens up the home directory Modules in Cinnamon Settings and categories in the application menu are now sorted alphabetically.

LXQt 0.8.0 released

LXQt 0.8 recently released, is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment for Ubuntu derivatives – Lubuntu. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment that is designed to use less system resources. Most of the important bugs marked as 0.8 milestones are cleared. Besides, pcmanfm-qt and lxqt-panel also got some serious polishing.

Cinnamon 2.3 Released with Bugfixes

Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. The desktop layout is similar to Gnome 2. The underlying technology is forked from Gnome Shell. The latest Cinnamon Desktop Environment – Cinnamon 2.3 is an unstable cycle towards Cinnamon 2.4 and its available in github. This update comes with following bug fixes Fix Cinnamon background being reset or overwritten by GNOME background at startup.

Install Gambas 3 IDE in Ubuntu 14.04

Gambas 3 is a free, full-featured, object language and graphical development environment based on an advanced BASIC interpreter with object extensions, a bit like Visual Basic. Gambas aims at enabling you to make powerful programs easily and quickly. Its architecture is largely inspired by Java. So Gambas is made up of: A compiler An interpreter An archiver A scripter A development environment Many extension components

Install KDE 4.13 in Ubuntu 14.04

KDE is an international technology team that creates free and open source software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDE’s products are a modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX platforms, comprehensive office productivity and groupware suites and hundreds of software titles in many categories including Internet and web applications, multimedia, entertainment, educational, graphics and software development. KDE software is translated into more than 60 languages and is built with ease of use and modern accessibility principles in mind.

Install Mate 1.8 Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. The latest release of Mate desktop environment 1.8 comes with several new features and improvements, some of which are: Added “Open parent location” option in the search view context menu Added side-by-side tiling (window snapping) Added a progress bar to the logout dialog Added support to use Metacity as a window manager Added MATE User Guide Added mpaste tool for http://paste.

Next Generation of Lightweight DE – LXQt 0.7.0

LXQt (Qt Port & LXDE) is the first release of the Next Generation Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment. LXQt 0.7.0 brings you a fast and stable desktop environment, already usable in production desktop machines. It is focused on being a Classic Desktop with a modern Look & Feel. Features The inclusion of PCManFM-Qt, the Qt port of LXDE’s desktop and file manager An all-new modular architecture, allowing users and maintainers to easily swap out components of the desktop for third party apps Several improvements to the system settings along with the inclusion of screens management, keyboard settings and file associations Improvements to cursor and appearance settings Improved support for systemd-based setups Ongoing work on Qt 5 compatibility.

Install Gnome Classic (Flashback) Session in Ubuntu 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr comes with the default Unity Desktop Environment, but for some of us that prefer a more traditional styled desktop, Gnome Flashback Sessions formally known as Gnome Classic does offer you with the old fashion 2-bar panels. Install Gnome Flashback (Classic) Session – Open terminal and run this command sudo apt-get install gnome-session-flashback – Alternatively, click button below to install [button link=”apt://gnome-session-flashback” style=”tick” color=”primary” style=”download”]Install Gnome Flashback (Classic) Session[/button] – Next save your work and log out.