On Tue, 24 Sep, 2019 at 16:29:41 -0400, mark wrote: > Liam O'Toole wrote: > > On Tue, 24 Sep, 2019 at 13:41:08 -0600, 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. > >> > > If the availability of a particular desktop environment is a > > showstopper, then perhaps RHEL and CentOS are not the best choice for you. > > RHEL 8 has dropped KDE, never mind Mate. Providing and maintaining > > WHAT?!?!?! > > I *loathe* gnome, and it just keeps getting more bloated and worse. > > When I'm ready to install 8, I'll have to see if icewm is updated for it. > Please do not quote me selectively. I wrote: > If the availability of a particular desktop environment is a > showstopper, then perhaps RHEL and CentOS are not the best choice for > you. RHEL 8 has dropped KDE, never mind Mate. Providing and maintaining > alternative desktop environments over the (long) life cycle of CentOS 8 > will require a sustained effort by volunteers over many years. I > wouldn't count on $PREFERRED_DESKTOP_ENVIRONMENT continuing to be > available over that time frame. If your $PREFERRED_DESKTOP_ENVIRONMENT is icewm, then the above still applies.