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What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby DisappearingOak on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:42 am

Is there a roadmap? Any info?

Personally, I wish to keep mint 14 and upgrade to Cinnamon 1.8 because mint 14 has been very stable for me. But excited to know about the next version of Mint. :)
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Re: What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby Orbmiser on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:45 am

Searching forum for roadmap will give multiple threads on the subject.
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=119352&p=678263&hilit=roadmap#p678263
And link in thread gives the ongoing state of Mint 15 Cinnamon.

Projected changes for Cinnamon 1.8

MAIN FEATURES

- Desklets [dalcde]
- Ability for cinnamon-settings to browse/install/remove/update themes/applets/extensions/desklets remotely [clem]
- Bumpmaps [esteban] [dalcde]
- Control Center (Cinnamon and GNOME properties within one same settings tool) [clem]
- Rethink Cinnamon 2D, fallback to a non-shadow CPU-less intensive session in software rendering mode and/or Muffin/OpenBox (whatever happens, the user should know he's not running the "real" Cinnamon, he should be told why, and he should find himself with a working WM (even a minimalistic one like OpenBox)).

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

- Configurable color schemes for themes
- Calendar events - similar to KDE's implementation [clem]

NEW APPLETS

- email notifier (imap/pop)
- Pulse-like RSS reader

NEW DESKLETS

- System monitor
- Picture, video, slideshow frame
- Terminal
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Re: What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby xenopeek on Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:23 am

Full roadmap is here: https://github.com/linuxmint/Roadmap. Aside from the Cinnamon roadmap quoted by Orbmiser above, some other notables there :wink:
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Re: What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby zacharysonicfast on Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:58 pm

I wonder WHEN they will have it optimized for SSD drives.

Such as having discard preinstalled, ramdrives with temp files pointed to them, etc. Scheduler set to deadline.

data=writeback, bobh, etc.

It ia a pain to have to look up the settings each time and manually put them in.
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Re: What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby catweazel on Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:40 pm

zacharysonicfast wrote:It ia a pain to have to look up the settings each time and manually put them in.

The mint devs have a lot of work to do and they do it all in their own time. If saving you the bother of performing a copy/paste out of the notes you've kept is worth so much to you then I'm sure the mint devs would drop everything and implement your needs if you were to offer them an obscene amount of money.

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Re: What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby zacharysonicfast on Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:02 am

Since the future of hard drives is here, why not set the parameters for SSD's? Those parmeters should work for normal hard drives as well. But the converse doesn't.

About my notes - I have to look everything up on the internet each time. I am unable to carry around a new york phonebook sized notepad?

EFI/UEFI and ssd's are here to stay. Why not start now adjusting things.
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Re: What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby xenopeek on Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:50 am

zacharysonicfast, that is perhaps something to post as an idea on the Community website. Or here on the Suggestions & New Ideas forum. This late in the release cycle for Linux Mint 15 I don't think you can expect such a major change to be implemented. It sounds like quite an overhaul of the installer; handling this both for automatic and manual partitioning. You may understand such a feature requires development time and test time, not something that is likely possible to do without impacting the release date target.

If you don't want to donate the "obscene amount of money" that catweazel suggests, then how else will you help implement this change? But discuss that on your idea, and let's stick to being on topic here--answering what will be in the upcoming Mint 15 :)
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Re: What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby zacharysonicfast on Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:40 pm

xenopeek wrote:zacharysonicfast, that is perhaps something to post as an idea on the Community website. Or here on the Suggestions & New Ideas forum. This late in the release cycle for Linux Mint 15 I don't think you can expect such a major change to be implemented. It sounds like quite an overhaul of the installer; handling this both for automatic and manual partitioning. You may understand such a feature requires development time and test time, not something that is likely possible to do without impacting the release date target.

If you don't want to donate the "obscene amount of money" that catweazel suggests, then how else will you help implement this change? But discuss that on your idea, and let's stick to being on topic here--answering what will be in the upcoming Mint 15 :)


Sorry. I have no idea what is upcoming in the next release.

But hey, I guy can dream, right? LOL

I wonder if they could do an upgrade release? I read that Mint 14 went to Mint 14.1.

Note: adding discard to fstab shouldn't cause problems, should it? Just wondering.

Anyway, I was looking for a complete list of what is new coming out. All I saw was 3 things that don't seem to fit what I am looking for. Using Mint 13 right now. And every time I get an update/upgrade, it gets slower and slower. Will Mint 15 have this problem too?
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Re: What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby anandrkris on Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:24 pm

MDM with HTML 5 support is on the Mint 15 pipeline, i suppose.
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Re: What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby xenopeek on Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:52 pm

14.1 was a patch release for Linux Mint 14 MATE and Cinnamon, for some issue found just after release. The patches were already included in the later released Linux Mint 14 Xfce and KDE. http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2234

discard is not the right way to implement trim on SSDs. You should use the fstrim command from cron. See link at top in this comment: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=79503#p461796. Not sure what it does if called for non-SSD hard disks (I don't have any).

zacharysonicfast wrote:Using Mint 13 right now. And every time I get an update/upgrade, it gets slower and slower. Will Mint 15 have this problem too?

No clue. Using Linux Mint 14 and it is swift as a breeze. If you are using Cinnamon or MATE it may be worthwile upgrading to the newer versions of those as available on Linux Mint 14: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2225
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Re: What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby xenopeek on Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:09 pm

anandrkris wrote:MDM with HTML 5 support is on the Mint 15 pipeline, i suppose.

Yes :D samriggs is churning out themes for that, for example this animated one that cought my eye: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=126979&start=20#p698198. More in this topic: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=126979. He also has some help for aspiring theme artists: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=128396. It's gonna be good :D

The roadmap (https://github.com/linuxmint/Roadmap) now lists remaining issues and tasks that need to be worked on. Some things from Orbmiser's earlier comment (posting.php?mode=quote&f=60&p=712048#pr698503) have been pushed back to Cinnamon 2.0. From the developers' meeting earlier this week, they are focusing now on fixing issues in the push to release Cinnamon 1.8.

Cinnamon now also works with Gnome 3.8. Not that important for Linux Mint 15 (will have Gnome 3.6 mainly), but means that for example this is no longer an issue for Arch and Fedora.
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Re: What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby homerscousin on Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:38 pm

The mint devs have a lot of work to do and they do it all in their own time. If saving you the bother of performing a copy/paste out of the notes you've kept is worth so much to you then I'm sure the mint devs would drop everything and implement your needs if you were to offer them an obscene amount of money.


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Re: What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby zacharysonicfast on Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:44 pm

homerscousin wrote:
The mint devs have a lot of work to do and they do it all in their own time. If saving you the bother of performing a copy/paste out of the notes you've kept is worth so much to you then I'm sure the mint devs would drop everything and implement your needs if you were to offer them an obscene amount of money.


mmmmmmm obscene money


Let me check my wallet...hmmm... empty. Maybe because the government here let the economy go down hill and no one has any now?

If I could donate, I would. But I can't. I do not have a credit card, debit card, bank account, or even a job.

My heart is willing but my wallet is not.

The point I was trying to make is that they are still developing linux for use on old technology. Let puppy linux do that.

It won't be long before developers will have to do my suggestions or they won't be developing for very long.
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Re: What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby xenopeek on Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:37 am

Okay, let's get back on topic. Please post feature requests to the places available for that (ideas module on the community site, or suggestions & new ideas forum here).
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Re: What features can we expect in Mint 15?

Postby anandrkris on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:20 pm

xenopeek wrote:
anandrkris wrote:MDM with HTML 5 support is on the Mint 15 pipeline, i suppose.

Yes :D samriggs is churning out themes for that, for example this animated one that cought my eye: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=126979&start=20#p698198. More in this topic: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=126979. He also has some help for aspiring theme artists: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=128396. It's gonna be good :D
Yes. Even i was following his work keenly. I liked steampunk and astronaut theme much. http://www.muktware.com/5296/linux-mint-brings-html5-mdm#disqus_thread - Muktware has coverage on new MDM work and have posted a comment there on samriggs's work. :)
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