March 27th, 2012 at 10:41 am
Great work Clem… If there is one project i would bet on for a great future at the moment, it is cinnamon. Reading through your comments feels wonderful because it affirms the fact that you listen to your user base. It is dificult to make a DE which pleases all, and somehow you guys seem to pull it off famously everytime!!!
P.S. could you point me to more info on the software renderer which will remove 3D graphics dependence? It sounds aweeeesommmeeee…
Edit by Clem: Cinnamon 1.4 is built for Clutter 1.8 (Mint 12), but we’re almost ready to jump to Clutter 1.9… in Mint 13 we’ll have a new renderer called llvmpipe. I can’t say how stable and snappy (or slow and buggy) this will be, but the next release of Cinnamon will include two sessions, one launched with GPU acceleration and one launched with software rendering. After that, we’ll do some testing and gather user feedback… we’ll probably see people for whom it still doesn’t work well, but 2 options are better than 1
the magic word here is llvmpipe and afaik the development began with fedora (and it's now 100% complete)
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ ... _rendering
and we have already cinnamon builds compatible with clutter1.9.x and gnome3.4 (meaning that the porting to Maya is basically done)
https://launchpad.net/~gwendal-lebihan- ... /+packages