|OS family||Linux (Unix-like)|
|Source model||Open-source software|
|Initial release||December 4, 2019|
|Latest release||23.04 / April 20, 2023|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux)|
Ubuntu Cinnamon is a community-driven, free and open-source Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, using the Cinnamon desktop environment in place of Ubuntu's GNOME Shell. The first release was 19.10 'Eoan Ermine' on December 4, 2019, and is the first official distribution to use Ubuntu with the Cinnamon desktop. Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix is also used synonymously to reference the project.
The Cinnamon environment was developed by the Linux Mint team in 2011 and was first used as the default desktop environment in Linux Mint 13. Ideas to combine Ubuntu and Cinnamon were not new, and had been floated around several times before the project. However, the idea was never developed significantly.
In 2019, user ItzSwirlz posted on Ubuntu Discourse requesting info on a Cinnamon Ubuntu Flavor. He stepped up to build the project, and the first release was released later that year on SourceForge.
As early as 2020, Peisach expressed interest in attaining flavor status for Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix.
In 2022, Peisach emailed the Ubuntu Technical Board requesting official flavor status. In the Ubuntu Technical Board meeting over IRC on March 28, 2023, Ubuntu Cinnamon was officially deemed a flavor by Ubuntu.
19.10 "Eoan Ermine" was the first stable Ubuntu Cinnamon release, then referred to as Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix. It was released on December 4, 2019. It featured a Calamares Installer, with Kimmo themes.
20.04 "Focal Fossa" was the first stable Ubuntu Cinnamon LTS release. In addition to bug fixes, it contained mostly graphical updates, with updates to animation, customization, and layout.
20.10 "Groovy Gorilla" was a standard release on October 22, 2020. The version featured a replacement of Cinnamon sounds with Ubuntu sounds, and further design changes. Cinnamon was upgraded to version 4.6.6 in the update, which came with better monitor support as well as layout improvements.
21.04 "Hirsute Hippo" was a standard release on April 24, 2021. This version mainly consisted of updates to the Nemo file manager and Cinnamon. They were updated to versions 4.8.5 and 4.8.6 respectively. Developer, Joshua Peisach, stated his "planning for the future of UCR" as a reason for the lack of major updates.
21.10 "Impish Indiri" was a standard release on October 14, 2021. The version contained updates for linux developers and a key kernel update. Linux Kernel was updated to version 5.13, adding support for newer graphics cards. Default Python, Ruby, PHP, Perl, and the GNU Compiler Collection were updated to newer versions.
22.04 "Jammy Jellyfish" was the second Ubuntu Cinnamon LTS release, on April 22, 2022. This version updated the Cinnamon version to the 5.x series, going to version 5.2.7. Major updates were mostly contained within Ubuntu or Cinnamon and not Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix itself.
22.10 "Kinetic Kudu" was a standard release on October 20, 2022. The version updated the Cinnamon version to 5.4.12, which added many layout features as well as minor feature updates. Several Cinnamon packages were also updated. A major update was to Cinnamon's windows manager Muffin, which received a code rebase. Aside from operating system updates, this update also featured the addition of Ubuntu Cinnamon created packages to the main Ubuntu archives.
23.04 "Lunar Lobster" was a standard release on April 20, 2023. It is the first release of Ubuntu Cinnamon as an official Ubuntu flavor. This version updated the Cinnamon version to 5.6.7, adding more layout and UI features as well as bug fixes. The Nemo file manager was also updated to version 5.6.3, mainly featuring bug fixes. Muffin was updated to version 5.6.3, also featuring mostly bug fixes.
This update was also the first update available to be downloaded from the actual Ubuntu host, rather than using SourceForge.
23.10 "Mantic Minotaur" is an upcoming release forecasted to be on October 12, 2023.
|Version||Code name||Release date||End of Development||Remarks|
|19.10||Eoan Ermine||December 4, 2019||July 2020||First release of Ubuntu Cinnamon|
|20.04 LTS||Focal Fossa||May 7, 2020||April 2023||LTS version|
|20.10||Groovy Gorilla||October 22, 2020||July 2021|
|21.04||Hirsute Hippo||April 24, 2021||January 2022|
|21.10||Impish Indri||October 14, 2021||July 2022|
|22.04 LTS||Jammy Jellyfish||April 22, 2022||April 2025||Latest LTS version|
|22.10||Kinetic Kudu||October 20, 2022||July 2023|
|23.04||Lunar Lobster||April 20, 2023||January 2024||Latest release; first release as a flavor.|
|23.10||Mantic Minotaur||October 12, 2023||July 2024|
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