[CentOS] Mate on Centos 7

Wed Aug 7 17:03:51 UTC 2019
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Wed, Aug 07, 2019 at 09:10:17AM -0700, Greg Bailey wrote:
> On 8/7/19 8:02 AM, isdtor wrote:
> >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 :)
> >
> The person responsible for packaging the mate RPMs for EPEL offered
> to hand that off to someone, which I considered (since I'm a
> Fedora/EPEL packager), but was reluctant to offer without
> understanding how much heavy lifting was involved.  Also, I wasn't
> sure how much the mate on CentOS user community wants to stick with
> 1.16 vs. upgrade to 1.22.  What kind of "quirks" did you run into?

well, in theory I'd welcome a newer MATE, since I can't stand Gnome 3.x.
I'm using the epel versions and find them satisfactory, but I might
be willing to build a testing VM and try a later version to see if I
like it. and if I do like it would consider installing it on my "real"
C7 system.

Dunno if you find that encouraging or not, but at least it is honest.


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