Yes, Gnome 3.2 has just entered Debian testing, but it was already available in Mint 12, and Cinnamon too. So, I think it was possible to start working on it.gosa wrote: How can you start working on something you don't have at your disposal?
As far as I understand it Gnome 3.2 just entered Debian testing...
As Arran suggested, dev's could have spent time to prepare the LMDE UP4s instead of integrating KDE in Mint 12 as the LTS Mint 13 will be published in 3 to 4 months. At least the security updates for LMDE XFCE could have been released.
Some informations or clarifications about the development policy of LMDE would be welcome.