xenopeek wrote:Sorry for misunderstanding, but your initial post was not very clear (it lacked source links for one) and you had posted it to the support section of the forum. I added the source links, and having a short read it looked to me you like posted this as a "this could be something you guys would want to do" post so moved it to the suggestions forum. I've moved it to open chat now.
The only thing is the guys had missed the bus.
In the Mint 13, 14 with Cinnamon, the Cinnamon menu is not exactly needed
, if we make the Dash or the new and the old Slingshot to work with what's underneath! The engine under the Cinnamon is Gnome 3, so whether it is Muffin or Mutter has no significance.
The Cinnamon panel would still work and even add all kinds applets, while the search engine/launcher would be Dash without the Unity launcher and global menu. That's the most interesting fact here.
Maybe in the future, the Cinnamon panel would be made to not to work
with Dash as a development issue, but it would be very hard thing to do. Till April 2017, this istuation would stay put, whatever new releases Ubuntu would have and the subsequent Mint releases. That's another 4 years of safe-base, Ubuntu 12.04!
I have played with Quantal and raring and I don't want them. They are just transit ones, testing the users, rather than the distros. I'll wait for the 14.04 LTS to start, that is around October-November 2013, a testing version would come out.
You see, we have been promoting the Cinnamon (menu) as the remedy for all ailments, but it is not. That Dash works in every Ubuntu based distro, even in Lucid! Actually, the Cinnamon panel is superb!
I'd be quite happy to get it working in Gnome-classic.