Fedora has up-to-date Cinnamon
Cinnamon 2 is already available in other distributions, Fedora for example:
# rpm -qi cinnamon
Name : cinnamon
Version : 2.0.3
Release : 1.fc19
Install Date: Wed 23 Oct 2013 11:58:06 BST
Group : Unspecified
Size : 6762352
License : GPLv2+ and LGPLv2+
Signature : RSA/SHA256, Sat 19 Oct 2013 02:02:52 BST, Key ID 07477e65fb4b18e6
Source RPM : cinnamon-2.0.3-1.fc19.src.rpm
Build Date : Fri 18 Oct 2013 17:57:02 BST
Build Host : buildvm-16.phx2.fedoraproject.org
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager : Fedora Project
Vendor : Fedora Project
URL : http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com
Summary : Window management and application launching for GNOME
Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced
innovative features and a traditional user experience.
The desktop layout is similar to Gnome 2.
The underlying technology is forked from Gnome Shell.
The emphasis is put on making users feel at home and providing
them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience.