On Mon, 16 Sep 2019 at 18:18, Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net> wrote: > > According to Twitter: > > https://mobile.twitter.com/CentOSProject/status/1173652996305170432 > > "The next version of #CentOS is being released September 24 and will be announced in all the usual places." > > I'm wondering about the status of the Mate Desktop. > > Looking under M here: > > https://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/fedora/epel/8/Everything/x86_64/Packages/m/ > > I don't see anything about Mate. Which leads me to ask, what's its status then? I hope it hasn't died since that's what I use for all of my computers. > This is more of a question for the EPEL lists versus here. The current status is that desktops are harder to package up in EL8 and only a less feature version is available at the moment. At the moment the only one I know of is KDE is half implemented in EPEL Playground and will be reimplemented as a module when EPEL gains the ability to do modules. At that point interested people can also do the work to make Mate/Cinnamon/etc available. -- Stephen J Smoogen.