Cinnamon 1.6.5 – Nemo 1.1.0

Two minor releases are out.

Cinnamon 1.6.5

  • Fixed Bluetooth compatibility with GNOME 3.6 (also kept compatibility with 3.4)

Nemo 1.1.0

  • Fixed intermittent crash from opening preferences

About The Author

Clement Lefebvre (aka "Clem") is the lead developer and founder of Cinnamon and Linux Mint. He's also involved in the MATE project as release manager.


  1. Emmanuel says: - reply

    Nice work on the Nemo bug. That wasn’t a big one, but it was sometimes annoying…

    Thanks for all this work !

  2. Uwe Fechner says: - reply

    Thank’s that this bug was fixed so fast.

    Unluckily I just found the next one:
    1. open your home folder with nemo 1.10
    2. click on the icon “toggle location bar”
    3. doubleclick on the folder “Downloads” (probably on any other folder)

    The location bar and everything else under the menu disappears.

    Here you can download a screenshot:

    Ubuntu 12.01, 32 bits

    Not a big deal, but still…

    Uwe Fechner

  3. roj says: - reply

    Hi Clem,

    From previous posts, I have inferred that all Cinnamon and Nemo new releases over the next five years will be backported to 12.04 LTS to keep pace with the lifespan of that release. Am I correct?

    • clem says: - reply

      Hi Roj,

      You know how we work :) We’re pragmatic people. We don’t give any ETA, we release when ready. When it comes to the LTS we won’t give any guarantee, we’ll support it the best we can and if people stay there we’ll continue to do so. If in 2 years time there’s only 5% of our user base on the LTS we’ll focus our efforts appropriately. If there’s 50%, we’ll continue to feed it new features and backports. Also, our idea of a release isn’t necessarily to provide new versions but to make sure it remains stable: i.e. in 5 years time, we want Maya to work as well as it does now, not necessarily to be 1:1 with the latest Mint release.

      Regarding Cinnamon and GNOME, we don’t want to multitrack. Because GNOME break compatibility with itself every 6 months, we have to make Cinnamon smarter and do things differently depending on the version of GNOME that’s underneath it. So far we’ve been able to support GNOME 3.4 and GNOME 3.6 with the same version of Cinnamon. If tomorrow that isn’t possible, we’ll choose one version of GNOME to be compatible with, and that choice will be determined with Mint’s best interest in mind. You might have read in the news that Canonical wants to keep 3.6 in Raring. We’re happy with that, but on the Cinnamon side it means Cinnamon 1.8 will be developed with GNOME 3.4 and GNOME 3.6 in mind. If the ABI of GNOME 3.8 is radically different, people running 3.8 won’t be guaranteed they can run Cinnamon (or they’ll need patches from their distribution). We’ll fix things for 3.8 of course, but if and only if it doesn’t break anything in 3.4 and 3.6.

      • roj says: - reply

        Thanks for the reply. I stay away from the six month gadfly release schedule that Canonical uses and prefer stability but I also don;t want to lose out on any groundbreaking new features Cinnamon may have. I guess I can’t have my cake and eat it too but that’s life.

        Regarding Gnome compatibility, I certainly don’t envy you. At this point I have very little respect for the Gnome team and the mess they are perpetuating on the user community and having to tap dance to keep Cinnamon unaffected by that chaotically shifting underlying platform has to be one of the more arduous tasks I can think of. You and your team are doing an awesome job as a baseline and an incredible job given the above premise.

        Thanks so much for everything and above all putting up with my insistent questioning.


  4. Kirk M says: - reply

    I can confirm this also. Whenever you toggle the location bar in Nemo 1.10 and then click on another folder the Main toolbar disappears. You can make it reappear by going to the “View” menu and un-checking and re-checking “Main Toolbar” or by restarting Nemo.

    So much fun?

  5. Ron says: - reply

    Bug exists in Nemo 1.09 as well. Path bar never appears after you click on the location/path icon. Remains location. Clicking on pretty much any folder or bookmark after that makes the location bar disappear.

  6. Lars says: - reply

    Hi Clem

    Please look into making Nautilus-image-converter work in Nemo, it is one of the functions I know many people use everyday.

  7. Spock says: - reply

    Hi Clem and thanks for the great work.

    I’d like to point out an issue that I’ve seen also in Nautilus. In short – the columns in Nemo get redrawn on various events – switching between tabs, getting focus, another application gets focus with Nemo in the background etc. By redrawn I mean – they are shrunk and then auto-adjusted to its content. It happens mostly with Size and Type columns when user has expanded folders. Here is an entry in Ubuntu’s launchpad

  8. ivan says: - reply

    But Mint 14 kernel will be optimized? because with new kernel on GPU dating show many problems with and the drivers do not work properly

  9. jeremi360 says: - reply

    can I install Nemo as file manager in Mate with out all dependences from Gnome 3 and Cinnamon?

  10. Kirk M says: - reply

    It may be a bit early for this but the intermittent crash when opening Nemo’s “Edit/Preferences” is back in Nadia/Cinnamon RC. Opening the preferences window usually works fine but change an option and Nemo crashes with this error (definitely intermittent):

    “ERROR:nemo-icon-view.c:2144:nemo_icon_view_update_click_mode: assertion failed: (icon_container != NULL)

    This is seen with Nemo 1.1.1 in the new Mint 14 “Nadia” RC/Cinnamon (64 bit). Although the folders and files disappear from the desktop when this happens, the rest of the DE is responsive. Simply clicking on the folder icon on the panel restarts Nemo without a problem. Should I report this at GitHub?

  11. Kirk M says: - reply

    Update: I left a comment on this (closed) bug report at GitHub, linuxmint/nemo:

    Hope it helps.

  12. hello sir..
    i have Linux mint 16, n windows 8, but when i open MINT it says that C drive can’t mount , shutdown computer properly, i did lots of time, even i changed some option too. but i still can’t mount C drive . please help me for this.

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