Cinnamon 2 on Debian testing (jessie)

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Cinnamon 2 on Debian testing (jessie)

Postby ledzgio on Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:59 am

Hi all,

I would like to install Cinnamon 2 on Debian testing. Apart compiling the code from GIT, is there any alternative to get it working?

Alternatevely, is there a way to install Cinnamon 1.8 on Debian testing as well? I tried by adding this repo

deb debian main import

but it has problem with dependencies.

Thanks for your support.
Last edited by xenopeek on Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Moved here this is about another GNU distro.
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Re: Cinnamon 2 on Debian testing (jessie)

Postby killer de bug on Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:34 am

Cinnamon 1.8 is not suppose to work perfectly fine with Jessie. Mainly because of gjs. It will break Gnome-Shell for sure.

So you need to try Cinnamon 2.0. It's easy to compile it. The how-to is here: ... -from-git/
Cinnamon 2.0 is no more a back-end of Gnome. It uses some of Gnome libraries of course but it's independent of Gnome. It's working pretty well on Testing :wink:
Compiling everything should take you 30-40 minutes.
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