SilentThunderStorm wrote:Is there a resolution anywhere on the horizon?
It would seem really stupid for Cinnamon to not be able to run Mint Menu... after all, Mint's best feature is their menu (just like Ubuntu's is their Software Center), and Cinnamon is one of the crowning jewels of Mint.
I hate to say it, but the current menu is simply not an adequate replacement for me... which leaves me choosing between Distro's not based on which one I like the best or provides more functionality, but which one I dislike the least, or will cause me to lose the least functionality.
That's a very bad trend for Linux in general.
Do we have any idea what is causing the issue? I would be willing to install pretty much any library I needed to to keep my *THIS* setup, and simply add the Mint Menu that should have been a part of it.
Linux4UnMe has been complaining about the Cinnamon Menu in his distro reviews for a long time now. You would think that Clem would want to build on the old style menu rather than keep what they have now, or at least improve what they have now, but it hasn't been a priority. Now, it's not unreasonable that it hasn't been a priority because there are other important things that have been worked on. But yes, many people would like to see that traditional menu returned, or some improvements on the newer menu.
Honestly, I hated and complained about the current Cinnamon Menu for a long time, but I've gotten used to it and I don't think about it much any more.