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== Summary ==
 
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A Fedora Spin using the Cinnamon desktop environment.
 
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* Name: [[User:Grinnz|Dan Book]]
 
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== Current status ==
 
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* Targeted release: [[Releases/23 | Fedora 23 ]]  
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* Last updated: 2015-05-06
 
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== Detailed Description ==
 
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Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to Gnome 2. The underlying technology is forked from Gnome Shell. The emphasis is put on making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience.
 
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== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
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Cinnamon is a popular desktop alternative to Gnome 3 and this spin provides the option to quickly try and install this desktop.
 
    
 
    
 
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* Proposal owners:
 
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** Track existing Cinnamon desktop environment group
  
 
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== How To Test ==
 
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Test booting and usage of live CD, installation from live CD, and resulting installed system.
 
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Users will have a new option for trying and installing Fedora.
  
 
== Dependencies ==
 
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Cinnamon Desktop is already in Fedora.
  
 
== Contingency Plan ==
 
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* Contingency mechanism: Cinnamon will continue to be installable as a secondary desktop. <!-- REQUIRED FOR SYSTEM WIDE CHANGES -->
 
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== Documentation ==
 
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* [https://github.com/Grinnz/spin-kickstart-cinnamon Kickstart Files]
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* [http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/ Cinnamon Desktop]
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* [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Cinnamon_Spin Spin Proposal]
  
 
== Release Notes ==
 
== Release Notes ==

Revision as of 20:14, 6 May 2015


Cinnamon Spin

Summary

A Fedora Spin using the Cinnamon desktop environment.

Owner

  • Name: Dan Book
  • Email: <grinnz@gmail.com>
  • Release notes owner:

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 23
  • Last updated: 2015-05-06
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to Gnome 2. The underlying technology is forked from Gnome Shell. The emphasis is put on making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience.

Benefit to Fedora

Cinnamon is a popular desktop alternative to Gnome 3 and this spin provides the option to quickly try and install this desktop.


Scope

  • Proposal owners:
    • Track existing Cinnamon desktop environment group
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

Test booting and usage of live CD, installation from live CD, and resulting installed system.

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

User Experience

Users will have a new option for trying and installing Fedora.

Dependencies

Cinnamon Desktop is already in Fedora.

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: Cinnamon will continue to be installable as a secondary desktop.
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks product? N/A

Documentation

Release Notes