Cinnamon Available To Install Via PPA For Ubuntu, More News

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Cinnamon, the GNOME2-like GNOME Shell fork is now available in a PPA so Ubuntu users can easily get updates without having to manually download the .deb files.
Besides Cinnamon itself, the PPA also provides Cinnamon Settings, a new GUI tool that lets you configure Cinnamon: enable/disable panel autohide, tweak the date on the panel, enable/disable overview icon or hot corner, enable/disable themes and extensions.

Using the latest Cinnamon via GIT, you can also move the panel to the top (this feature should be available in the next Cinnamon release) and tweak some other settings.

Here’s a video I’ve recoded running the latest Cinnamon from GIT:

Install Cinnamon in Ubuntu via PPA

To install Cinnamon Desktop and Cinnamon Settings under Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot via PPA, use the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:merlwiz79/cinnamon-ppasudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install cinnamon cinnamon-session cinnamon-settings

Once installed, log out and select “Cinnamon” from the login screen session list.

The PPA also comes with a weather extension – to install it, use the commands below:

sudo apt-get install cinnamon-extension-weather
There are 2 more Cinnamon extensions available at GitHub, but they aren’t available in the PPA yet, hopefully they will be uploaded soon, along with many other extensions.
There’s also a new Cinnamon Themes repository available on GitHub, but package isn’t yet available in the PPA. Until it’s uploaded, you can use the commands below to install the 8 beautiful themes you’ve seen in our video:
sudo apt-get install git-corecd && git clone cinnamon-themes./test
And speaking of Cinnamon, the latest GIT version uses Muffin, a new Mutter fork created by the same Clement Lefebvre, as its window manager. For now, there aren’t too many differences between Mutter and Muffin, but it will be interesting to see where this goes.