[CentOS] Mate on Centos 7


isdtor at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 15:02:59 UTC 2019

isdtor writes:
> > > Can I really be the only user of Mate on Centos 7??
> > 
> > No, definitely not. I use MATE on C7, because Gnome is, how do I
> > say this politely..., um, horrible. Not a KDE fan either.
> > 
> > Gnome-2.x wasn't broken, didn't need to be thrown away and
> > replaced by something completely different.
> Not broken, but full of bugs that will never get fixed.
> I did a while back rebuild the EPEL rpms for 1.20. There are spec files I could make available but I can't find the build environemnt setup now. It involves mock, a custom local repo to receive the fresh builds as you don't want to pull in the rpms from EPEL, and a build script that defines the order, among other things. If I have time next week I can try and locate everything.

I have done the hard lifting and rebuilt mate 1.22 on CentOS 7. It's not without quirks, and I haven't actually installed and tested, but I'm willing to make the srpms available - without any commitments. This might make a good addition to Nux :)

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