[CentOS] Centos 8 Mate?

Fri Oct 18 10:04:49 UTC 2019
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <centos at plnet.rs>

On 10/17/19 4:08 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 9/24/19 2:41 PM, Frank Cox wrote:
>> Without wanting to sound too pushy, I'm wondering if there is any update on the status of Mate now that Centos 8 has been released?
>> I would love to jump on C8 and start playing with it, but the lack of Mate is kind of  a showstopper for me at the moment.
> Is gnome3 really that bad :D

Yes, it is.

My main reason is this (it has to do with me starting with Windows 3.1
and those functionalities are in Windows even today I have to use and
support at work):
1. All tray icons are visible so I can see if message or mail
comes without need to move more then eyeball.
2. I can put icon on a desktop, document or link to app.
3. I can easily see all open apps and swith to them using mouse
4. I can put links to panel in top/bottom of the screen, visible and
easily accessible.
5. I want easily visible and accessible multiple workspaces I can switch
to. I like separate opened apps several per workspace custered for a
specifig (simultanious) job/task, Firefox in one Krusader in another, VM
i third, something else in forth...Then I can switch between apps IN
THAT workspace, I do not have to choose from dozes of windows (like with

If Gnome 3 (Classic) can be configured to do such things in one go
(chosing a theme "Gnome 2") I would switch to it.

> I decided to just bite the bullet and shift to real gnome3 (and not the
> classic) about 4 years ago.  It waas different and took some time to
> learn .. BUT .. I can do everything I need to do now.
> I like both mate and cinnamon .. so I am not knocking either one. I just
> think people might be well server switching to a 'supported' desktop in
> the longer run.
> Again .. don't get me wrong .. it's open source, so do what makes you
> happy :D
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Ljubomir Ljubojevic
(Love is in the Air)
PL Computers
Serbia, Europe

StarOS, Mikrotik and CentOS/RHEL/Linux consultant