The desktop environment will feature lots of new features!
Clement Lefebvre, father of a lot of Linux technologies used in many of today's distributions, including Linux Mint, has announced earlier today, September 4th, the features of the upcoming Cinnamon 1.6 desktop environment.Cinnamon 1.6 will include features like notification applet, Expo grid view, workspace names, keyboard navigation, Cinnamon 2D, configurable Alt-Tab, configurable panel heights, windows quick-list, and scale, expo, brightness applets.
"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," Clement Lefebvre said in the blog announcement.
Cinnamon 1.6 will be followed closely by a few point releases, versions 1.6.1 and 1.6.2, which will fix annoying bugs received from users.
We will keep you informed with the development of the Cinnamon desktop as soon as we know more!