I am pleased to announce the release of SbK Cinnamon 20.1.1
The project has produced a lot of themes and icons. With this release I started to repackage and rename some of them. The old Mint-X-Spin and Mint-X-Dark-Spin icon packages were renamed to MintSpin-X and MintSpin-X-Dark. I then removed most of the original Mint-X colors that I will likely never use. In the near future I may be phasing out the few remaining original Mint-X colors in favor of new Spin colors. The renaming of the package was to make sure those using the colors I removed would not have issues. The original Mint-X-Spin and Mint-X-Dark-Spin packages will remain in the SbK repository for the foreseeable future.
Now on to the release info.
I am not trying to reinvent the wheel. My main goal is to polish the desktop environment and application selection.
This spin is based on Manjaro Cinnamon. It is a rolling release distribution and based on the stable branch. The stable branch may not be as bleeding edge as Arch Linux. But it more up to date than a lot of other distributions. Cinnamon is the only SbK spin that also has a release (minimal) with a panel instead of a dock.
All versions of this release include
- The 5.4.67 LTS linux kernel.
- A basic Conky with a red color theme to match the other themes.
- A new red icon theme, with light and dark varients.
- The new KvSpinDarkRed kvantum theme and matching gtk theme.
- There is a new grub and matching lightdm theme that matches the desktop wallpaper/theme.
- 12 new wallpapers.
- The Gufw firewall application was added.
- A ton of package updates since the 20.0.3 release. The release is up to date as of 10/18/2020.
They also contain the standard SbK features.
- A Manjaro stable install that is also AUR compatible with a lot of packages used to build packages installed…
- It is multiarch by default to make running wine games and other 32bit software you may run easier.
- The Spins by Kilz signed repository is enabled for SbK project packages.
- Timeshift autosnap installed. It takes a snapshot before upgrading so any bad upgrades can be easily reversed.
- Bloatware has been removed (HP printer software and others).
- Flat packs and snaps are not installed. The back ends are also not installed but can be installed by the user.
- The latest LTS kernel.
As always comments, suggestions and questions are welcome.