[CentOS] Centos 8 Mate?

Wed Sep 25 02:12:13 UTC 2019
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 11:54:34PM +0100, Liam O'Toole wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Sep, 2019 at 14:48:57 -0600, Frank Cox wrote:
> > On Tue, 24 Sep 2019 21:27:07 +0100
> > Liam O'Toole wrote:
> > 
> > > If the availability of a particular desktop environment is a
> > > showstopper, then perhaps RHEL and CentOS are not the best choice for
> > > you.
> > 
> > That may be, but in view of the fact that you can even get a version of CDE that works (very well) on Centos 7 (https://github.com/dcantrell/cderpm if you're interested), I find it difficult to believe that a widely used and mature desktop like Mate will just disappear on a widely used and mature Linux distribution like Centos.
> > 
> I'm not suggesting that it will. A few years ago, soon after the source
> code of CDE was released, I downloaded, compiled, and installed CDE in a
> CentOS 6 VM. Why? Because I could. But would I conduct any serious
> business in that environment? Of course not. And why is that? Because it
> receives no enterprise support.
> > And since I've been using Centos for everything for a lot of years I'm not in a hurry to change to something else if I can avoid it.
> > 
> > >  Providing and maintaining
> > > alternative desktop environments over the (long) life cycle of CentOS 8
> > > will require a sustained effort by volunteers over many years.
> > 
> > If that isn't being organized by someone at this time, I would be frankly surprised.
> It could well be that someone is organising it. On the other hand, it
> could be not. Either way, it will not be supported by RHEL and CentOS.
> What happens when a critical vulnerability is discovered in that
> software? Who will notify you of it? Who will fix it?
> At the time of writing, Mate in EPEL 7 is still at version 1.16. The
> upstream version is at 1.22. Have any critical vulnerabilities been
> fixed in the meantime? I have no idea. Do you?


OTOH, if I was forced to use Gnome, I may well go shoot myself.

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