[CentOS] Centos 8 Mate?

Wed Sep 25 15:12:00 UTC 2019
Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole at gmail.com>

On 25/09/2019 03:12, Fred Smith wrote:
> 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?
> Nope.
> OTOH, if I was forced to use Gnome, I may well go shoot myself.

Like they say, Linux is all about choice. :-)