[CentOS] Centos 8 Mate?

Wed Sep 25 13:50:44 UTC 2019
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 08:22:39AM -0400, Jonathan Billings wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 10:04:01PM -0500, Robert Nichols wrote:
> > I might end up switching to Mint.
> I'm not sure that's a huge threat to CentOS, they're quite different.
> CentOS 7 really only supported GNOME3, largely because Red Hat is so
> involved in GNOME development.  MATE support on CentOS 7 suffered
> because newer versions were hard to get to work on such an older
> base.  CentOS 8's modularity actually might make multiple DE's easier
> to support in EPEL, given time.

that's all true!

Despite my public whining, I am aware that Mate comes from epel,
not CentOS.

I also tend to wait as much as a  year after a .0 release until many
of the installation or usage issues have been hashed out and understood,
so by then there is likely to be a Mate as well as other DEs available.


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