Main maintainer of Cinnamon edition of Debian moves to KDE

Debian Cinnamon

There are many desktops for Linux-based operating systems, but most users opt for a few. Many of us spent years using GNOME on Ubuntu, but the earthquake of the move to Unity made many of us look for alternatives. Among them, some of us were using Linux Mint for a while because their desktop was fine, and that is something that the main maintainer of the Cinnamon edition of Debian, but the time has come to take another leap and say goodbye.

Debian is also available with the "Cinnamon" desktop. The one who was supporting him was Norbert Preining, but, just like himself has reported, it will no longer and will not work on the Cinnamon edition of Debian for future releases, such as the Cinnamon 5.0 which It has been released earlier this June. The reason for all this? You are no longer using the desktop developed by Linux Mint because it seems to you that the KDE is much better, impression shared by the author of this article.

The Cinnamon edition of Debian will go ahead… if someone picks up the gauntlet

As a user, what happened to Preining is the same thing that has happened to many of us: the KDE / Plasma versions 3 and 4 gave many problems, so he didn't use them in a long time. And GNOME? Well, many use it, but its applications are not as rich as those of KDE and do not seem intended for "power users" ".

Since my switch to KDE / Plasma, I haven't used Cinnamon in months. I only occasionally tried new versions, but never gave them a real-world test. Having left Gnome3 for its complete lack of usability for professional users, I escaped to Cinnamon and found a good home there for quite some time - using modern technology but keeping the UI changes conservative. I haven't even considered using KDE for a long time, having burned myself during the bad days of KDE3 / 4 when bloat was the best description.

As for the future of the Cinnamon edition of Debian, it will continue to exist as long as someone picks up the glove and continues its development. Preining ensures that will not keep the fifth version of Cinnamon on Debian, although it will continue to maintain the Cinnamon 4.0 packages. If no one steps forward, cinnamon will probably cease to exist in Debian as an edition. It's bad news for your users, but KDE users understand the developer.

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  1.   Diego German Gonzalez said

    I was a fan of Unity and switched to GNOME against my will. But, the truth is that I ended up giving up on KDE. Both in KDE Neon and in Ubuntu Studio the user experience is much better.

  2.   Juan Carlos said

    Years ago I was a gnome 2 user, with Ubuntu and it was wonderful, then I went to Unity and it was also to my liking, and gnome 3 is another story. Currently I am in a dilemma, I would love to use the latest versions of Kde Plasma, but there is always the fear that something will break. On the other hand Debian with its old version of Plasma, hahaha. The thing is, Kde Plasma is on another level.