Linked by Anonymous on Wed 21st Dec 2011 23:38 UTC
Gnome "Clement Lefebvre, the Linux Mint founder, has started working on a GNOME Shell fork called Cinnamon, which tries to offer a layout similar to GNOME 2, with emphasis on 'making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience'. Among the features that we'll probably see in Cinnamon are GNOME2-like notifications and systray icons, option to change the panel position and other panel options like autohide, etc. Some of these features are already available through Mint GNOME Shell Extensions (MGSE), but their functionality is pretty limited."
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Stupid idea
by YEPHENAS on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 08:06 UTC
YEPHENAS
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2008-07-14

If the core code base deviates from the original, the extensions from extensions.gnome.org will become incompatible.

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RE: Stupid idea
by r_a_trip on Fri 23rd Dec 2011 11:55 in reply to "Stupid idea"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

If the core code base deviates from the original, the extensions from extensions.gnome.org will become incompatible.

If Cinnamon eventually gets to contain all the goodies one wants from a desktop, I don't see the point in the extensions from gnome.org. While these extensions make Shell somewhat palatable, they aren't a robust solution. It's more of a band-aid.

If Cinnamon can provide the polished and integrated experience we had with Gnome 2 and on top still be able to provide the best components of Shell in an attractive package, I consider that preferable to a Franken-desktop riddled with extensions.

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