Who makes Cinnamon

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Who makes Cinnamon

Post by mzs112000 »

Who does the Cinnamon development?

People say they are SEPERATE from Mint but look at these URL's:

And the description from Cinnamons Wikipedia article:
A GTK+-based desktop environment. Started as a fork of the GNOME Shell, and was initially developed by (and for) Linux Mint.

So it looks like it was made by the Mint team, is there something I am missing here?
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Re: Who makes Cinnamon

Post by jimallyn »

According to wikipedia:
The project originally started as a fork of the GNOME Shell, i.e. a mere graphical shell. Cinnamon was initially developed by (and for) the Linux distribution Linux Mint.
Additionally, if you Google for "Cinnamon desktop" the first hit that come up is:


Cinnamon is a Mint project, although there are likely others involved with it now, as Cinnamon is available for distros other than Mint.

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Re: Who makes Cinnamon

Post by Reorx »

I believe that the Mint development team runs the "Cinnamon project" although other developers also contribute... I believer that Spices (Applets, Desklets, Themes, Extensions found here > http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/) are produced by independent developers / programmers... This (http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2014/04/cinnamon-2-2/) is the announcement for Cinnamon 2.2.

This was published on the Cinnamon website in December 2011 >>>
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