Cinnamon 2.6.x was released last week and i took the chance to build Cinnamon and all of it's dependencies today on my desktop. Everything was in a good shape, although i had to make some ugly patch for cinnamon-desktop, otherwise it won't build properly. Anyway, it's great and i'm using it right now. There are
no official announcement yet, but you can see some of it here
. It's now official. Cinnamon 2.6 is now released
. They have tons of new features and you will love it.
There are no new dependencies on this release and i upgrade all dependencies to the latest stable version along with cinnamon updates.
Just a reminder, i will not publish any binary packages since i'm testing it on my current machine and since current itself a moving target, things can change during it's cycle. Who knows we might end up with Cinnamon 2.8 when next Slackware gets released. For that reason i will hold any binaries until Slackware 14.2 goes public.
If you want to try Cinnamon on your machine (remember, only tested in -current), go to my GitHub
and clone it. Use the build script to build according to the BUILD ORDER i have created. Don't forget to switch to development branch as master is still being used for -stable.
Let me know if there's a problem with the scripts.
Below are two old screenshots from Cinnamon 2.4.x and the last one is a new screenshot about my desktop system running on top of Cinnamon 2.6.5. Not really a fast machine, but it's still working for me.