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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:49 am    Post subject: MATE Desktop Environment Reply with quote

Hey guys

i just noticed this interesting project over in the arch forums

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=121162

I tried it out and its extremely solid. all apps work and it acts just like the old gnome, im wondering if theres a similiar project or ebuild/gentoo repo or overlay for MATE DE

Or if you guys offer a way to use gnome 2 latest version just before gnome 3. without forceful updates to gnome 3 ( by forceful. i mean most software updating to the use of gtk3 and mutter etc. and themes etc )
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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MATE Desktop Environment, a non-intuitive and unattractive desktop for users, using traditional computing desktop metaphor.


Nice description, hehe; non-intuitive, I like that.

Gnome3 also got me to move to KDE and no-desktop-environment setups. I guess I'll keep one eye on this, since I used Gnome2 + xmonad for a long time. I'm guessing, but I think the gentoo desktop environment people are so busy with making existing goals work, that MATE would only get supported in an overlay by some people who use it and love it. The Fedora version might be easier to support since there's some rpm ebuild tools already.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good to be still prehistoric :)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

myceliv wrote:
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MATE Desktop Environment, a non-intuitive and unattractive desktop for users, using traditional computing desktop metaphor.


Nice description, hehe; non-intuitive, I like that.

Gnome3 also got me to move to KDE and no-desktop-environment setups. I guess I'll keep one eye on this, since I used Gnome2 + xmonad for a long time. I'm guessing, but I think the gentoo desktop environment people are so busy with making existing goals work, that MATE would only get supported in an overlay by some people who use it and love it. The Fedora version might be easier to support since there's some rpm ebuild tools already.



Well i cant remember the name of the fedora project :P but i do remember reading about it. theres a big difference in the fedora one against MATE. the fedora version is looking to actually make the environement 100% compatable with gtk 3 apps. and gnome 3 software. mate doesnt, it uses its own set of ported software. so that is one big downfall for mate
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Desktop Environments to Unsupported Software. Not in Portage so it fits better here.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nankura wrote:

Well i cant remember the name of the fedora project :P but i do remember reading about it. theres a big difference in the fedora one against MATE. the fedora version is looking to actually make the environement 100% compatable with gtk 3 apps. and gnome 3 software. mate doesnt, it uses its own set of ported software. so that is one big downfall for mate


You mean bluebubble
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With Gnome 3 now unmasked in Portage, it'd be nice to get MATE installed in Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This isn't written in stone or anything, but around when GNOME2 is first last-rited, if one does not exist already, I will be starting a mate overlay. I do not think GNOME3 (even with Cinnamon) will EVER be a suitable replacement for GNOME2.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*bump*

how is it? will there be an overlay soon?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: MATE Desktop Environment Reply with quote

*** BUMP again ****

Mate-desktop 1.2 is out....ubuntu and fedora have it.

Any progress for Gentoo, or am I going to have to install it myself from source?

Yes, I dislike Gnome 3 and Gnome 3 + cinnamon....it doesn't do or have the feel that I want.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We (or I guess I should say primarily Joost Ruis) have been adding Mate ebuilds to the Sabayon overlay.

https://git.sabayon.org/overlays/for-gentoo.git/

There's a meta ebuild in mate-base/mate.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont Panic wrote:
We (or I guess I should say primarily Joost Ruis) have been adding Mate ebuilds to the Sabayon overlay.

https://git.sabayon.org/overlays/for-gentoo.git/

There's a meta ebuild in mate-base/mate.


that's nice :)


I'd prefer gnome2 or mate over gnome3 anytime


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've created a separate Mate overlay just for the Mate ebuilds at:

https://github.com/Sabayon/mate-overlay
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont Panic wrote:
We've created a separate Mate overlay just for the Mate ebuilds at:

https://github.com/Sabayon/mate-overlay


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wait, what? i just installed gentoo and have gnome 2.32??? have i done something extremly wrong?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is anticipated that Gnome will drop support for Gnome2 soon (if they haven't effectively done so already).

However, as you note, Gnome2 is currently the stable Gnome in the portage tree.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How to install from https://git.sabayon.org/overlays/for-gentoo.git/ ?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nafac wrote:
How to install from https://git.sabayon.org/overlays/for-gentoo.git/ ?

You can't - because it's not there.

MATE has been moved to mate-overlay.
You can use layman for easy overlay handling.
http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/overlays/userguide.xml

Once the overlay is added, You can install it like any other package.
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