mbnoimi wrote:This is absolute injustice to give Cinnamon 99% of attention.
Perhaps you misunderstood the terminology I used so let me try again, because this is absolutely not the case. You fail to see there is a difference between programmers writing code, distro developers putting together a new release, and distro testers testing such a new release new release. These are three separate teams.
For KDE, the KDE programmers write the code. For Cinnamon, the Cinnamon programmers write the code. But for both the Linux Mint KDE and the Linux Mint Cinnamon releases it are the Linux Mint developers that put together the new release, and the Linux Mint testers that test it. The Cinnamon programmers, or for that matter the KDE programmers, have nothing
to do with putting together of a new release of Linux Mint--they just write the code for their desktop environment. Just as KDE works on many distros, so does Cinnamon work on many distros (see: http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/?page_id=61
Your critique seems to be only about not having the latest versions of some programs, so that you don't have the latest features. Well, in fact none
of your programs are upgraded on Linux Mint for new features! All you get is security upgrades, no new features. You get new features when you upgrade to a newer Linux Mint release, or as shared you can find some PPA or other repository that will let you install a newer version of a program and that way earlier get a newer feature. There is no difference in this between the Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce or KDE releases. All programs only get security upgrades, no upgrades for new features.
Finally, I fail to see what the "injustice" is in volunteers
spending their own time
on doing what they
love--to whit, spend it on writing code for Cinnamon. If those volunteers wouldn't spend their spare time on Cinnamon, do you think they would suddenly spend in on putting together the Linux Mint KDE release--while they aren't at all involved with putting together any of the Linux Mint releases?
I'll repeat, if you have constructive criticism about what could be done better on the Linux Mint KDE release than this is very much welcome. However, kindly respect all the valued volunteers that are working on Cinnamon, just as they in turn have respect for all the volunteers working on KDE (and for both Cinnamon and KDE here I mean the desktop environment
, not the Linux Mint release
with that desktop environment).