Some Of The Features Coming To Linux Mint's Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop on 30 April 2017 at 02:48 PM EDT. 16 Comments
In the latest monthly progress report on Linux Mint, some of the upcoming changes for the GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop Environment were shared.

Some of the work to find with Cinnamon 3.4 includes:

- The Cinnamon Settings Daemon will be split into multiple processes so each plugin runs as its own process. This should help in debugging issues and identifying excessive CPU/memory usage.

- The Nemo file manager (forked from Nautilus) is also being made multi-process. The Nemo file manager will have one process for desktop icons and another for the file manager windows.

- The CJS (GJS forked JavaScript component) is being upgraded for better performance.

- Potentially: a desktop grid in Nemo.

Linux Mint developers have also forked Ubuntu's LightDM unity-greeter. Linux Mint 18.2 is abandoning their MDM display manager and switching to LightDM. With their forked LightDM unity-greeter called Slick-Greeter, there is cross-distribution support, HiDPI support, embedded panel applets, validated sessions, graphically configurable, and more.

More details on the latest Cinnamon / Mint updates via their April report.
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