9 years ago
An installer for themes and extensions/applets should be very helpfull, downloading a .tar and selecting it from the installer so you don't have to use the console.
I think Gnome 3's way of managing extension should definitely inspire cinnamon's developpers. It is much better in many ways. There is no separate "activate extensions" window with a "get new extensions" link. When opening the extension manager, it goes to the extensions web site. All the extensions are presented there with a toggle switch. There's isn't even a need to install, then activate. You just click it and it installs the extension. Want to deactivate/remove an extension? Open the page and click the switch.
I think it is better to install applets, etc. from the respective sections of Cinnamon Settings. But the section in the program manager would also be good.
More GUI and easier handling? Yes!
@crismblog 's link was a tutorial on how to install them via apt/software manager like regular packages, now 404'd. Should post another link, if you found it. Install them via software manager seems like a good idea for now, until a better tool is made. Cinnamon's PPA should be enabled by default.
An excellent next step for cinnamon and btw I really like the new desktop. Great work and thanks
Agreed, like drag-and-drop or "install" from right-click menu when you right click the downloaded theme, applet or extension .
I too agree. Maybe a pop up appears immediately after fresh installation
Este o idee buna. It would be nice to be able to make an easy installation.
But to be implemented Clem idea can be made from PPA.
Look here http://crismblog.eu/english/programs/cinnamon-themes-applets-and-extensions-ppa-repository/
I'm sorry. Where would be an appropriate place to post ideas for it?
Given that cinnamon is a separate project and cross-distro, I don't believe this is the appropriate place to suggest ideas relating to it.