Cinnamon - again
I used to use Cinnamon DE but for now I'm trying out xfce. It's pretty ok but I just miss Cinnamon. I'm also using Mate - just to get used to it, when Trisquel 8 goes beta. But it just isn't the same. I would really like Cinnamon DE on my Trisquel.
I know I can just add a ppa and install from that, but I would really like to ensure that I can keep trusting the software and I'm dreaming of Cinnamon DE as a package in the Trisquel repository.
I have no near the knowledge necessary to do whatever is needed for this. Is there anybody out there who can help - at least to begin the project of preparing Cinnamon for Trisquel? Of course I would like to contribute in some way.
On my bleeding knees...
I do not contribute, but in my personal experience I learned that one should never exchange the functionality for the beauty of anything. I tried many DE, but I can't stay long away from MATE. If you like cinnamon, you might as well continue to use it. If you really want to take a dip in some other DE, you might as well go for it. Not looking back.
Hmm, Trisquel doesn't have it? Had no idea.
Well, the easy way, if you are ok with running a non endorsed but libre distro is you download the Debian Cinnamon ISO.
But I also really, really like Trisquel. So, my wish is Cinnamon on Trisquel.
Can you help me?
Well, there is no much choice u got there. Either you add the ppa and install it from there or you compile the sources.
I used cinnamon for a few months and I do remember it as quite a pleasant DE. Rather slow compared to say Xfce, but that's another question. May I ask you what is it exactly you like about it that you miss in other DEs? What is so special about cinnamon? If it is only the sexy looks I think you can get mate to look quite like it, or Xfce, or GNOME.
I'll start a new topic on this