MATE Desktop Environment packages

MATE Desktop Environment packages

Postby gapan » 4. Apr 2012, 20:59

Hi!

I have built MATE packages for Salix! For anyone that is not familiar with MATE, it's the fork of Gnome2 that has emerged after Gnome3 was released and almost everyone was disappointed with it. This seems to have evolved quite nicely. It now has every bit of important functionality that the old Gnome2 had and the packages are now very stable.

Now that Gnome and all of its projects have moved to Gnome3/GTK+3, we'll probably use more parts of Mate in future salix versions, especially if Slackware doesn't upgrade to GTK+3. It would have been impossible to use newer versions of evince, file-roller etc without GTK+3, so the Mate GTK+2 equivalents that are identical to the evince, file-roller packages we now have in Salix area probably going to take their place.

Packages are here:
i486: http://salix.enialis.net/i486/13.37/salix/mate/
x86_64: http://salix.enialis.net/x86_64/13.37/salix/mate/

For everyone that wants to try it out, you can easily install all packages in your Salix with:
slapt-get --install-set mate

Please report any issues, although honestly, I think there should be none.

We're probably going to have a Mate edition soon too. ;)

Have fun!
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Re: MATE Desktop Environment packages

Postby Andyun » 4. Apr 2012, 21:14

Thank you!
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Re: MATE Desktop Environment packages

Postby mimosa » 4. Apr 2012, 21:47

Wow!

To try this out in my Salix Ratpoison/Xmonad, presumably I need to create an .xinitrc for it. I already call those WMs with a little script that writes the respective file over ~/.xinitrc and then calls startx. Will such an approach work with this rather heavier DE?
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Re: MATE Desktop Environment packages

Postby gapan » 4. Apr 2012, 21:52

mimosa wrote:To try this out in my Salix Ratpoison/Xmonad, presumably I need to create an .xinitrc for it. I already call those WMs with a little script that writes the respective file over ~/.xinitrc and then calls startx. Will such an approach work with this rather heavier DE?

Of course it would work. There is already a xinitrc.mate inside the packages.
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Re: MATE Desktop Environment packages

Postby Matthias » 4. Apr 2012, 22:06

Wie geil ist das denn? :D
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Re: MATE Desktop Environment packages

Postby mimosa » 5. Apr 2012, 00:40

Unendlich geil :P

In plain English, it's great, but around 100 times slower than my normal WM. As mplayer likes to say, Your machine is too SLOW to play this. I look forward to trying it out on my wife's new laptop :)
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Re: MATE Desktop Environment packages

Postby djemos » 5. Apr 2012, 01:02

Very good work gapan.
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Re: MATE Desktop Environment packages

Postby zAchAry » 5. Apr 2012, 04:40

mate-media (MATE media utilities)
mate-volume-control
Icons are not recognized.
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Is it possible to run Atril (mate-document-viewer) with libgnome-keyring (without libmatekeyring) by creating a shortcut (or vice versa)?
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Re: MATE Desktop Environment packages

Postby gapan » 5. Apr 2012, 04:50

zAchAry wrote:mate-media (MATE media utilities)
mate-volume-control
Icons are not recognized.

What architecture are you using? Can you also check the Controls and Icons tabs inside Customize in mate-appearance-properties? Do you get questionmarks?

zAchAry wrote:Is it possible to run Atril (mate-document-viewer) with libgnome-keyring (without libmatekeyring) by creating a shortcut (or vice versa)?

No.
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Re: MATE Desktop Environment packages

Postby zAchAry » 5. Apr 2012, 05:04

gapan wrote:
zAchAry wrote:mate-media (MATE media utilities)
mate-volume-control
Icons are not recognized.

What architecture are you using? Can you also check the Controls and Icons tabs inside Customize in mate-appearance-properties? Do you get questionmarks?


I'm using i486.
I do not see a package named mate-appearance-properties nor a command.

Trash is not working for mate-file-manager.

Installed packages
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$ slapt-get --list | grep mate | grep inst=yes
libmatekeyring-1.2.0-i486-1gv [inst=yes]: libmatekeyring (a library to interact with mate-keyring)
mate-conf-1.2.1-i486-1gv [inst=yes]: mate-conf (the MATE Configuration database system)
mate-conf-editor-1.2.0-i486-1gv [inst=yes]: mate-conf-editor (GTK+2 Editor for MATEconf)
mate-corba-1.2.1-i486-1gv [inst=yes]: mate-corba (a high-performance CORBA)
mate-desktop-1.2.0-i486-1gv [inst=yes]: mate-desktop (The MATE Desktop environment)
mate-doc-utils-1.2.1-i486-1gv [inst=yes]: mate-doc-utils (documentation utilities for the Mate project)
mate-document-viewer-1.2.1-i486-1gv [inst=yes]: mate-document-viewer (simply a document viewer)
mate-file-archiver-20120330-i486-1gv [inst=yes]: mate-file-archver (an archive manager for MATE)
mate-file-manager-1.2.0-i486-1gv [inst=yes]: mate-file-manager (file manager and graphical shell for MATE)
mate-media-1.2.1-i486-1gv [inst=yes]: mate-media (MATE media utilities)
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