[CentOS] Centos 8 Mate?

Fri Oct 18 14:23:38 UTC 2019
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On 2019-10-18 05:04, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
> 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
> Alt+Tab)

And last but not least: I got used to some way of interaction with 
computer, and that way is most productive for me after very long use. I 
don't want to blend in iPad generation, I want to stay productive which 
I am. So, I use Mutt (on FreeBSD, which my workstation runs, it is so 
easy and straightforward to install and maintain Mutt).

Just my $0.02.


> 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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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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University of Chicago
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