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Will Fedora 25 get Cinnamon 3.2?

asked 2016-11-11 02:52:33 -0500

thanos gravatar image

I want to try Fedora for first time (I use Ubuntu and Manjaro at the moment). As far as I have understood, fedora is a release-model distro (not a rolling one) but it gets updates a bit more aggressively than Ubuntu (correct me if I'm wrong). I know that the "main" Desktop environment is Gnome (which gets minor updates really quick), but do the others like Cinnamon get any love? Will Cinnamon get version 3.2, which is only a point release with mostly bug fixes? Will I have to add some repository on my own? If you can direct me to some page describing the updating policy of Fedora's packages will be nice too.

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answered 2016-11-11 19:55:50 -0500

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Cinnamon-3.2.0 isn't a small change, the screensaver is a complete rewrite. Cinnamon-settings-daemon also had some major changes, I will be switching to libinput (replaces synaptics). You also forget the major impact that gtk version has on fedora (it doesn't affect mouldy crap like ubuntu or debian).

That said, >=24 will get 3.2, if you want it now try my copr

P.S The F25 repo's have been frozen for release since 01/11 so it isn't possible to push any packages!

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True cinnamon 3.2 has some big changes that I didn't see. Thx for the answer!

thanos gravatar imagethanos ( 2016-11-13 10:39:38 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-11-24 23:26:31 -0500

libregeek gravatar image

Cinnamon-3.2 is now available in Fedora 25 Updates repository. See the announcement:

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I was trying various spins and I had problems with all of them (mate, kde, gnome), so I was about to leave fedora behind and never try it again. Then I saw your comment and I gave cinnamon spin a try. I'm glad I did! It's the most polished spin comparing to the others. Thx for letting me know that he update was available!

thanos gravatar imagethanos ( 2016-11-25 07:25:28 -0500 )edit

I have been using Fedora+Cinnamon (not the official spin) for more than an year and it's the most cleanest desktop I experienced after the original GNOME-2

libregeek gravatar imagelibregeek ( 2016-11-25 07:46:56 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-11-11 16:15:12 -0500

sergiomb gravatar image

you may search in
shows 3.2.1-1.fc26 only on rawhide, F25 still with 3.0.7-3.fc25

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answered 2016-11-11 07:11:05 -0500

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  • Yes, Fedora gets more updates than Ubuntu and some people don't like that but i see it as an advantage that makes Fedora catching up to the top of the list

  • and yes Cinnamon gets apiece of Love in fedora and all you want to know about Cinnamon is here

  • you will need to add some 3rd party repo's like RPM Fusion , Fedy ....etc. i have been using RPM Fusion only for a while and it does the job

  • For more info i recommend this video its very nice and to the point not only on fedora but on all linux distros I hope this helps Good luck :)

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