[CentOS] MATE 1.20 test build for CentOS 7 available

Fri Sep 3 18:06:18 UTC 2021
H <agents at meddatainc.com>

On 09/03/2021 02:36 AM, Szabo Akos via CentOS wrote:
> On Thu, 2021-09-02 at 16:07 -0400, H wrote:
>> On 08/28/2021 07:51 PM, H wrote:
>>> On August 28, 2021 7:27:13 PM EDT, isdtor <isdtor at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> H writes:
>>>>>> Thanks for your quick response! I'll try building from the
>>>>>> sourceswhile I'm stuck with C7 :-).
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> I have an interest in the latest version of Mate for CentOS 7
>>>>> as
>>>> well.
>>>> Versions newer than 1.20 don't build on 7. Or, rather, they build
>>>> butdon't result in a stable system.
>>>> A newer gcc might work, but I've never tried that as I also moved
>>>> on to8.
>>>> Rocky, that is.
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>>> I believe there is a Developer Toolset-9 available for C7. Do you
>>> remember what you
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>> On another note, the version that is available for C7, Mate 1.16.2,
>> does not save all sessions when it crashes, nor does it save
>> positions or session order arrangement on the bar. This means that
>> every time the computer is restarted you have to spend time arranging
>> your desktop working environment... I have not found any utility to
>> do this for me either.
>> Quite annoying, particularly since I remember that even OS/2 saved
>> the desktop perfectly upon shutdown.
>> Does Mate 1.20 do better in this regards?
> Hi,
> I have been using it for about a week and I have not found any
> problems, but only one: when I use 3 monitor /a notebook, and two lcd/,
> sometimes the display was frozen.
> I think, it is better, then 1.16, but I didn’t find a huge difference
> in use, maybe it more responsive, and look likes better ☺
> --Fonya
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Couple of questions:

- Which exact version of Mate are you running?

- Do you have a HiDPI display? That is one of the reasons I am interested in a version later than 1.16 which has lots of issues on such a laptop display?

- You say it is better (apart from freezing your display which is not good), how so?

- Did you download Mate 1.20? If so, from where?

- Or, did you compile it yourself?