4 years ago
I forgot: voting on the Linux Mint side is a good measure of the acceptance of an idea. This is something which is lacking on GitHub, although the opinion of the Cinnamon community should count as a whole.
I could agree on cinnamon (only), but still the idea related to specific DE should be in their rightful places, for cinnamon: https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon
LM is not the only distro that uses cinnamon. Whatever changes you make in cinnamon it will affect other distros as well.
But still, the opinions of the community on cinnamon related ideas should count for something... at least that's what I think.
It’s true, the idea pools for Linux Mint and the main DEs have become somewhat dissociated. But fact is, the epicenter of the development of Linux Mint as a distro and Cinnamon as a project on his own has been on GitHub for quite a time now.
That means two different things: bug reports, pull and feature request all have to be posted there, and on the other hand, the number of subprojects increased, and so did the level of noise too, but GitHub is still better in handling that. So the question remains: how to filter out relevant ideas here, and to redirect them there ?
@mikefreeman good point
even it can be interesting for the Desktop-communities when they can find out here how we the LinuxMint-Community as "customers" see their product. To me these ideas should have a home here, as well.
If a idea finds lots of support it is a good moment to post it at the Desktop-Communities.
Ooh and the same is even more obvious for MATE that was not at all developed by Mint. As much as @clem is the head of Mint development, do you want him to filter any ideas before they get to the DE development teams?? I do not! (No disrespect of @clem the same would apply to anyone that is not me :-) )
I suspect that the issue is that Cinnamon is used in many distros that perhaps want input. Thus any suggestions need to be at Cinnamon site.
I do agree that it should be more obvious what ideas should be posted here. There has been suggestions about some kind of intro text but I have no idea what happened to that.