Linux Mint 18.3
Add instructions to upgrade to HWE Xorg 1.19
Linux Mint 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
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
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? https://github.com/Pjotr123/purge-old-kernels-2
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
ability to search string within files and open xed at line number
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
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 (https://raw.githubusercontent.com/The-Panacea-Projects/Gnomenu/master/Screenshot.png), same as ours/mintmenu, only better.
todo list applet/desklet
calendar events applet/desklet
multiple clocks https://github.com/simonwiles/cinnamon_applets
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
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
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..)
aptdaemon doesn't work in LMDE and is being abandoned upstream
in mintupdate, remove dep on synaptic, remove admin rights for checkAPT.py
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
easy out-of-the-box interactions (messaging/presence/file-sharing) over the LAN
windows compatibility layer:
seamless wine integration
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