Cinnamon 1.6 preview
It’s been more than 3 months since our last blog post. We heard some complaints about our lack of communication and we’re happy to confirm the Cinnamon project is still extremely active and very much alive. Not much happens on this blog and we’re not in a hurry to release 1.6 but the code is improved on a daily basis and Cinnamon just gets better EVERY DAY.
As you can see in the preview card above, Cinnamon 1.6 is going to be a massive step forward. The codebase is now much smaller and much cleaner, a huge number of bugs have been fixed, most of the things people asked after 1.4 was released were implemented and we added some really cool and innovative features.
As usual there’s no ETA (we release “when ready”) but we’re getting close to a feature-freeze. There are 20 or so pull requests currently waiting to be merged. Most of them will (with the exception of desklets support which is planned for 1.8). After this we’ll feature freeze Cinnamon and we’ll get ready for a 1.6 release.
The very first 1.6 release will be 1.6.0. It will be followed by a rapid succession of point releases (1.6.1, 1.6.2) as we receive feedback from users, applet developers and theme artists and as we identify eventual bugs and fix issues on the 1.6 branch.
If you’re interested in following the project and running the very latest builds of Cinnamon (we’re currently at version 1.5.3) don’t hesitate to follow us on https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon and at #linuxmint-dev (irc.spotchat.org).