Cinnamon is the gnome-shell fork used in Linux Mint as a replacement for the traditional gnome-shell. This is mainly software for Desktop modders and hopefully will become a slap in the face for those who are out there screaming for more customization options in openSUSE.
Cinnamon is composed of mainly 5 packages, doesn't require any hacks at all (at least currently) and integrates OK with openSUSE+GNOME. I've spent a few hours this morning building up Cinnamon (the latest 1.2) and discussing a few issues with upstream. Currently everything that I know that is supposed to work is working, and there was only 1 patch involved (to correct the .desktop file for session management through GDM).
There's a few itches I would like to raise:
1. There are packages and wiki entries from another contributor about Cinnamon. I've mailed him asking he would be interested in maintaining them in Factory, I could help as co-maintainer if he wishes so. I don't have much time to jerk around, so if I don't get an answer in 48 hours, I'm pushing forward my packages and taking maintainership.
2. Development Project: Currently we have none. Vincent offered a GNOME:Cinnamon for this once we sort out the maintainership issue raised on 1. It would be foolish not to take it and take advantage of the expertise of the GNOME Team, which we all love.
3. I'm ready for Factory inclusion any time!
Anyone has something against ?