Happy 2020 everyone! Hopefully this year we manage to get restore the monthly update blog posts.
Since the last update, the sporaic updates were small corrections to fix minor bugs. But while everyone was having fun and relaxing during the holidays, we found time to finally upgrade our metacity themes! This effectively unifies all of the codebase under a common arc-derived rock-solid foundation.
Not only does it simplifies maintenance, it also brings support to all the new bling Metacity 3 brought to the table (think Xfce-like window actions, like pinning, shading/unshading windows...). This also opens the possibility to add themes for themes that otherwise wouldn't bave had that chance. Right now, we're planning on adding metacity themes to Solaris 8-11.4, Human and Windows 1.0/2.0.
We also revised all Cinnamon themes. While merging everything under one codebase was not the idea, we managed to patch in some corrections that finally bring the Cinnamon 4.x series under the "supported" desktops category. We apologize for taking 2 years to finally add support for the newest features Cinnamon put on the table with Linux Mint 19.1. While Gnome support was the main target for 2019, it's not acceptable to ignore a platform to prioritize another.
Another priority this year is MATE optimization. We haven't fully tested the themes under MATE, and we expect some bugs to show up. We plan on having those squashed by the end of February.
Finally, Xfce support will also be under testing to harmonize the experience among the platforms as much as possible.
On the creative side, we have nothing planned, and frankly, it's good to stop creating to watch over previous creations. We also doubt we're going to see a new theme soon.
Thank you to those of you reading this and thank you for keeping up with us.