Wasn't fallowing the news... What DE can we expect in Mint?

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Wasn't fallowing the news... What DE can we expect in Mint?

Postby veggen on Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:37 am

As the title says, I wasn't really following Mint development lately, so could anyone bring me up to speed? What environment should we expect to see in Mint? Also, what time is it reasonable to expect the next version? Yes, I know Katya is young, but I'm not familiar with Mint's release cycle (what is it anyway)? I have took an interest in Mint about the time Unity kicked in (and I'm sure I'm not original in that regard).
Please don't mind so many probably blunt questions... I'd just like to understand Mint's direction better.

Thanks.
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Re: Wasn't fallowing the news... What DE can we expect in Mi

Postby proxima_centauri on Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:40 am

Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” will be released in November this year with continued support for Gnome 2 but also with the introduction of Gnome 3. The radical changes introduced by the Gnome project split the community. At the time of releasing Linux Mint 11 we decided it was too early to adopt Gnome 3. This time around, the decision isn’t as simple. Gnome 3.2 is more mature and we can see the potential of this new desktop and use it to implement something that can look and behave better than anything based on Gnome 2. Of course, we’re starting from scratch and this process will take time and span across multiple releases. Until then, it’s important we continue to support the traditional Gnome 2 desktop. We’re likely to release two separate editions, one for Gnome 2.32 and one for Gnome 3.2. We’re also working in cooperation with the MATE project (which is a fork of Gnome 2) at the moment to see if we can make both desktops compatible in an effort to let you run both Gnome 2 (or MATE) and Gnome 3 on the same system, either in Linux Mint 12, or for the future.

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Re: Wasn't fallowing the news... What DE can we expect in Mi

Postby veggen on Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:42 am

Wow, that was fast! Thanks!
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Re: Wasn't fallowing the news... What DE can we expect in Mi

Postby 4Foot on Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:17 pm

Thanks from me as well. For both the question and the answer. I was looking for that exact info.

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