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    Default Cinnamon: Making The GNOME Shell Like GNOME2

    Phoronix: Cinnamon: Making The GNOME Shell Like GNOME2

    Developers behind the Linux Mint project have forked the GNOME Shell into a new project they currently refer to as Cinnamon. The goal of this GNOME Shell fork is to morph the modern GNOME desktop into one that's more like GNOME 2.x...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTAzMTQ

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    This sounds much more like the kind of move that we need. None of that fork-gnome2 nonsense. Any links besides github? Like a discussion thread? Feature list? etc.?

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    Gnome 3 indeed in much better under the hood. Its only problem is a bunch of you know what that want world to revolve around them.
    We really need to show them the forks.

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    Wouldn't it be easier to maintain a set of well-tested extensions that provide traditional behavior? There are quite a few individual extensions with those sorts of goals already. I will be interested to see what exactly they are changing that can't be done with extensions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzuran View Post
    Wouldn't it be easier to maintain a set of well-tested extensions that provide traditional behavior? There are quite a few individual extensions with those sorts of goals already. I will be interested to see what exactly they are changing that can't be done with extensions.
    MGSE is just a bunch of extensions. You cant do everything with extensions so maybe the mint devs hit a snag. At least that is the truth until 3.4.

    Another explanation could be the easy way of handling extensions at extensions.gnome.org. The extra mint stuff would only be a few clicks away for any Gnome-shell user. This would render the whole idea of a mint-distribution kinda obsolete.

    The third explanation could be the new GTK menu style which adds LOTS of flexibility to menu creation and presentation. Maybe this triggered some creative thinking in the Mint-shell design.


    My unqualified guess is a combo of all three things. My even more unqualified guess is that Ubuntu will follow the same path after the LTS release.

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    The best part: The GNOME2 lovers can stop whine now AND get a GNOME3 desktop they like. The only one to be sorry are those who just like to rant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidhacker View Post
    Any links besides github? Like a discussion thread? Feature list? etc.?
    http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...art=20#p515086

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