Linux News Today: Cinnamon 2.8 Desktop Environment Gets New Bugfix Releases for GNU/Linux
The Cinnamon 2.8.3 and 2.8.4 maintenance releases have been published this week on the official GitHub page of the acclaimed open-source desktop environment used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems.
Both are small bugfix releases that patch various glitches and addresses some of those annoying issues reported by users since the previous maintenance version of the desktop environment, and so we’ve decided to compile them in a single article.
In Cinnamon 2.8.3, the developers managed to add better support for multi-monitor configurations, make the default effect settings to match the official Cinnamon style when installing the desktop for the first time, as well as to fix an allocation error.
The Sound applet now works better with Hi-DPI (High Dots Per Inch) displays, the Keyboard settings have been improved when losing focus, a desklet/boxpoiner issues has been resolved, there’s some improvements for the Google Chrome web browser apps, which will now use the proper icons in the window list.
Here’s what’s new in Cinnamon 2.8.4
For Cinnamon 2.8.4, the developers managed to fix a timer issue in TooltipBase, the idle function has been removed from media keys as it is now implemented in the Muffin window manager, and the user_data is now correctly pass to the callback.
Furthermore, the overridden _onEnterEvent function in the window list applet received the same fix that was pushed for the TooltipBase, and the Sound applet has been updated again, this time to support fetching of Shuffle and Loop statuses at the beginning.
In conclusion, we recommend all users of the Cinnamon 2.8 desktop environment to update to the latest Cinnamon 2.8.4 maintenance release as soon as possible, or more precisely as soon as the update arrives in the default software repositories of their GNU/Linux distributions.
Alternatively, you can download the Cinnamon 2.8.4 sources right now from Softpedia and start compiling the desktop environment by hand in your Linux kernel-based operating system.