[CentOS] Mate on Centos 7

Wed Aug 7 17:58:03 UTC 2019
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On 08/07/2019 12:10 PM, 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?
> -Greg
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It would be great if Mate could be updated to the latest version! I am running it both on desktops and on a HiDPI laptop. On the latter, most things are sized incorrectly and I have not found a way to change things. If Mate is updated, I plan to install it on additional machines.

Your effort would be most welcomed!