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Old 01-07-2013, 12:50 PM
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Question Cinnamon desktop environment
Hello everybody,

Is it possible to get the Cinnamon desktop working under PC-BSD? I like this desktop environment very much.

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:25 PM
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Is it in the FreeBSD ports tree yet? Once it is, we will be happy to
include it
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i like cinnamon also is it availiable?
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:34 PM
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Cinnamon is based on GNOME 3 technology which is notoriously hard to get running on FreeBSD. I wou;dn't hold my breath waiting for it to get ported.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by thnewguy View Post
Cinnamon is based on GNOME 3 technology which is notoriously hard to get running on FreeBSD. I wou;dn't hold my breath waiting for it to get ported.
Neither will I!
On the project web site the title reports:
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Love your Linux, Feel at Home, Get things Done
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:51 PM
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Hi,


just for information

malco 2001 has done this
http://www.pkgdemon.com/

a repo in order to install gnome3 on PCBSD...
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:56 PM
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If you install the Gnome 3 packages Cinnamon is only about 8 more ports to build if you pull the tree in from marcuscom svn. It seems to run so far. I should hopefully have in the repo soon. If you want to check it out a little quicker quicker you can install the gnome 3 packages and build the 8 ports on top of it after fetching the source from marcuscom. It's better than building the 400 some packages at least.
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Cinnamon is up on pkgdemon now.
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FYI, Gnome 3.8 will break Cinnamon. The two DE's have diverged now to a point where they can no longer exist on the same system. Even the Cinnarch Linux distro is dropping Cinnamon because of the problem and they named their distro after them
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Litfan View Post
FYI, Gnome 3.8 will break Cinnamon. The two DE's have diverged now to a point where they can no longer exist on the same system. Even the Cinnarch Linux distro is dropping Cinnamon because of the problem and they named their distro after them
That's not entirely accurate. Cinnamon is based/forked from a particular version of GNOME 3. The GNOME libraries in Cinnarch have continued to change while Cinnamon has remained stable. This means if you are using a rolling release distro, such as Cinnarch, packages will break. However, if you use a distribution which maintains stable package versions (such as Mint) Cinnamon & GNOME will continue to worked together. The problem is Cinnarch is trying to mix a stable set of packages (Cinnamon) with rolling packages (GNOME as provided by the Arch repositories). This was a really bad design move by Cinnarch's developers.

Once a new release of Cinnamon comes out it will probably re-sync with GNOME's upstream libraries. The projects don't appear to be diverging, it's just that Cinnarch is mixing their repositories.
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