I've spoken with Jigish Gohil and we're clear to move in with Cinnamon. He's busy during this days, so I'm taking the lead with Cinnamon. A few things people will need to know about Cinnamon:
* Cinnamon is a replacement for gnome-shell and requires GNOME3 to be installed; * Cinnamon will be introduced for openSUSE 12.1 and onwards, I won't deploy on previous platforms (if anyone wants to jump in for it, all help is appreciated); * Cinnamon currently is composed of 5 packages, more will be added in the future (most likely cosmetic packages); - muffin - cinnamon's window manager - cinnamon - cinnamon desktop shell - cinnamon-extensions - extension bundle for cinnamon - cinnamon-extension-weather - weather applet extension - cinnamon-settings - GUI configuration tool for cinnamon * Cinnamon requires no hacks (only one patch was applied to correct a path in a session file for GDM); * Development Project is: GNOME:Cinnamon (thanks to Vincent and GNOME Team people); * All the dependencies are already in openSUSE:Factory provided by GNOME Project.
I've written this 'article' about Cinnamon and openSUSE (some might have seen it in the planet): http://www.marques.so/2012/01/linux-mints-cinnamon-1-2-deployed-for-opensuse...
The GNOME:Cinnamon project is currently rebuilding and there's a cinnamon.ymp installer also.