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Linux Mint 18.3

        Add instructions to upgrade to HWE Xorg 1.19


    Add a polkit policy file so pkexec doesn't refer to Timeshift as /usr/bin/env

    Doesn't remember username (could remember password as well, if user agreed to it)

    continue to show window-progress even when app page isn't visible
    install flatpak deps via API to better report progress
    keyboard navigation issues

    rewrite code with python3, review unicode and multithreading


    Add section on root password

    warn about root password if not set

Linux Mint 19

make the GOA frontend an Xapp (it should be cross-DE), disable buggy/irrelevant services

    missing icon for input-method
    add shutdown/logout/action icons

    mintwelcome icons are blurry
    cinnamon startup apps icons are blurry

    doesn't die when logging out

    would be nice if slick showed our release number

    local files
    web engines

    UI revamp, guide user and hint at things he/she might want to do (codecs, popular settings, popular apps etc..)

    detect missing l10n packages and hint at mintlocale

    safeguard against package removals (for instance, don't let users perform updates which would remove sensitive packages).
    notice to reboot the computer when appropriate
    purge old kernels?
    systray icon or infobar to notify user of new Mint versions

    compiler optimization: consider optimizing compiled binaries for Cinnamon/Xapps

    cinnamon slow to start after boot --> delay execution of appsys/docinfo until the DE is loaded

    Skip GVFS when possible
    File search:
        full-text search
        async search
        simplify UI/features
        ability to search string within files and open xed at line number
    Performance issues:
        File operations:
            Mouse-cursor lag
        Loading views:
            switching views is slower than reloading them
            existing thumbs are loaded asynchronously
            loading is slower than with ls (could be Gvfs, could be the way we render view in GTK. For 25k elements, 0.4s with ls, up to 6s in icon view for Nemo/Caja)
    video thumbnails are blurry


    dmesg errors
    foreign packages if pinned by mint
    wrong lsb info..etc.
    slow boot sequence
    slow shutdown sequence

implement an alarm clock

    CSD: support mouse wheel speed? Evdev scrolling distance?
    menu keywords: looking for display in menu shows color first
    consider: notifications stay on desktop until mouse is moved + a few secs
    preferences > keyboard > custom shortcuts. Used with a Spanish keyboard layout. Recorded: crtl+number and ctrl+Shift+number (e.g. ctrl+1 and ctrl+shift+1 = ctrl+!) they are recorded correctly. When using the shortcut the command defined in the shift combination is triggered with just ctrl+number (i.e. ctrl+1). The complete combination triggers nothing (i.e. ctrl+shift+1 does nothing) and the comand defined in ctrl+number can never be used. This worked in 17.3.
    track/troubleshoot shutdown sequence (user should know what is happening when shutdown isn't immediate)
    track/troubleshoot vsync, compositing, unredirected windows and policy
    menu: consider adopting this layout (, same as ours/mintmenu, only better.
    todo list applet/desklet
    calendar events applet/desklet
    multiple clocks
    network applet: airplane mode (quick way to rfkill all)
    nemo: retire computer:/// place (which is completely useless) or revamp it into something better
    alt-tab and panel use icon provided by appsys, ignoring icon set by the application itself (example: a python window using widow.set_icon_name())
    actions in panel launchers aren't translated if not present in .desktop file
    gnome-system-monitor moves out of place in Expo
    When using Cinnamon bar at top, and secondary monitor with higher height than the main display, some apps like KDE Apps (Krita, Kdenlive) or Wine Based Apps (teamviewer) will display menus from toolbar in the wrong place. Being more specific: The menus will be displayed in the position that they should be displayed at main monitor, however in this case the window is maximized in the secondary monitor.
    Is there any reason why there are two names for the same item, eg. "Trash" and "Rubbish Bin"? Would it be better to standardise on only one name?
    add gnome-screenshot to panel, right-click and select "Take screenshot of a selected area". This runs gnome-screenshot -a.. it should work but it doesn't. Is it because of the panel launcher capturing the click event or something?

    add an option to blank other monitors when in full screen in xviewer/xreader/pix
    implement an app-sharing protocol to quickly move a document from one app to another

    gestures support:
            zoom document in pix
            zoom view in nemo

            previous/next document in pix

            sound-volume/seek in xplayer

            pause/resume in xplayer

            full-screen in xplayer
            full-screen in xviewer

        doesn't rotate videos when playing them
        vignettes should look better, and the same in all themes
        support prefer-dark-themes
        treeview in sidebar shows unecessary "(empty)" when dirs have no subdirs

    Tray icons are black with mint-y themes.
    Mint-Y themes Shade option is unavailable
    mint-x-icons: network status icons have a dark background in panel 33px and bigger (sound icon looks wrong in 41px and bigger).
    mint-y The maximize/restore window control button doesn’t change visually between in maximized and restored state (default theme and Mint-Y-Dark)


    prompt for reboot after kernel install?

    remove duplication between Eject and Safely Remove (for removable devices).

    consider enabling recommends

review logind.conf changes in:

    inhibit sessions via libxapp (need to do it in KDE too)

    client-rendered icon/menu (ala libindicator)
    support all the features from GTK statusicon (tooltips, left/right clicks etc..)

use aptdaemon?
    aptdaemon doesn't work in LMDE and is being abandoned upstream
    in mintupdate, remove dep on synaptic, remove admin rights for
    in mintwelcome and codec menu entry, switch from apturl to aptdaemon
    in mintsources, remove dep on synaptic
    remove synaptic from default selection
    remove synaptic from mintmenu's favorites

network discovery:
    easy out-of-the-box interactions (messaging/presence/file-sharing) over the LAN

windows compatibility layer:
    seamless wine integration

HiDPI support:
    upstream apps using GTK2: Gimp, Hexchat, VLC, Pidgin, Tomboy.
    mint projects using GTK2: gksu


gnome-calculator app title is "gnome-calculator"
live-installer should show partition labels