Edit by Clem: You can actually install Cinnamon and run it without most of Gnome 3 or even Nautilus.. so technically we could make it more independent going forward, it just doesn’t really make sense right now to do so. Cinnamon handles the interface, the layer of the desktop you interact with.. except the background, desktop icons and the file browser which are handled by Nautilus. Going forward, it’s hard to say… it really depends on the direction taken by Gnome 3. At the moment Gnome 3 is a good base for Cinnamon and the resulting desktop is something we’re happy with. If tomorrow Gnome 3 lose critical features we need, or if they deviate in a way that only suits Gnome Shell we’d either use another desktop underneath Cinnamon, or we’d fork Gnome itself or we would make our own. Whatever happens we’ll always do what makes the most sense for us in terms of what we want to achieve and the quality we expect from the desktops we support/develop within Linux Mint.
bimsebasse wrote:LOL, it's starting faster than I imagined! But yeah Nautilus is the obvious first in line to be forked as a file manager is a cornerstone app of any OS and need to follow the same principles as the OS as a whole probably bit more than other apps. Wonder if this is based on Nautilus or elementary's Files.
Great name too following the "sea" theme (nautilus, marlin, dolphin) - with a Disney twist!
OMG... did Clem fork Nautilus too?
(note the name - most probably a reference to Captain Nemo )
Who knows, maybe wishes expressed in this thread will be granted someday
tancrackers wrote:The Gnome OS plans are absolutely absurd. Not even mac os x has 10% of the market share. Why would they think that they can get 20%?
I'm starting to worry more about gnome with every announcement...
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