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Cinnamon 1.6 Brings New Features and Applets 74

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the shiny-things-that-work dept.
An anonymous reader wrote in with news that the GNOME Shell fork, Cinnamon, released version 1.6 yesterday. The release features persistent (and nameable) workspaces, a window list applet, greatly improved notifications (they're collected in one place), improved task switchers and audio control, workspace flipping while dragging windows, and integration with their fork of Nautilus. See the release announcement for more and lots of screenshots (detailed source changelog). From the looks of it, this release is closer than ever to merging the modern Gtk3/GNOME stack with the missing functionality from previous windowing environments.
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Cinnamon 1.6 Brings New Features and Applets

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  • by rubycodez (864176) on Wednesday September 19, 2012 @11:14AM (#41387391)

    The Cinnamon developers are working hard to make a UI that is useful to the user, and that can be a part of either single task or multiple task workflow. The GNOME3 developers try to cram their views down the user's throat, and impede anyone with a multiple-task workflow. moreover, the GNOME3 devs attitude is, you want something different that used to be user-configurable before, get a developer! GNOME3 and its developers can now die, they serve no purpose and the useful work has been taken up by competent people.

  • by rasmusbr (2186518) on Wednesday September 19, 2012 @11:29AM (#41387555)

    The Cinnamon developers are working hard to make a UI that is useful to the user, and that can be a part of either single task or multiple task workflow. The GNOME3 developers try to cram their views down the user's throat, and impede anyone with a multiple-task workflow. moreover, the GNOME3 devs attitude is, you want something different that used to be user-configurable before, get a developer! GNOME3 and its developers can now die, they serve no purpose and the useful work has been taken up by competent people.

    Are you aware that Cinnamon is a fork of Gnome Shell, which in turn runs on top of GNOME3?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 19, 2012 @11:45AM (#41387821)

    Are you aware that Cinnamon is a fork of Gnome Shell, which in turn runs on top of GNOME3?

    GNOME's main problems are twofold : putting fucking designers in developer's seats, and putting fucking designers in control of the development process. Designers should be treated like rabid dogs, taken out only when needed, then put them back in cage and throw away the key. Anything less and they'll bring havoc to your project.

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