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Cinnamon + Mate

Postby sobrus on Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:19 am

Since Cinnamon and Mate editions have been separated:

Is it still safe to use both DE? I have both of them installed even though my system is "LMDE MATE Edition" since UP5.
I don't want to uninstall neither Cinnamon or Mate.
Both are working now, but I wonder if it won't cause any problems in future.
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Re: Cinnamon + Mate

Postby zerozero on Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:54 am

my system is "LMDE MATE Edition"
because you have mint-info-debian-mate installed most probably
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zerozero@deb-kde ~ $ apt policy mint-info*
mint-info-debian-xfce:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2012.09.12
  Version table:
     2012.09.12 0
        500 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main amd64 Packages
mint-info-debian-cinnamon:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2012.09.12
  Version table:
     2012.09.12 0
        500 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main amd64 Packages
mint-info-debian-mate:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2012.09.12
  Version table:
     2012.09.12 0
        500 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main amd64 Packages
mint-info-xfce:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:
mint-info-debian:
  Installed: 2012.04.03
  Candidate: 2012.04.03
  Version table:
 *** 2012.04.03 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
mint-info-debian-kde:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2012.09.12
  Version table:
     2012.09.12 0
        500 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main amd64 Packages
and tbh leave it as-is :lol: you only need one meta-info-"DE" pkg installed.

you don't need to uninstall any of the DE's (actually you can add more if you want) and if/when a pkg conflict may occur because of that has to be dealt as a bug :mrgreen:
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Re: Cinnamon + Mate

Postby axel668 on Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:14 am

I'd recommend XFCE
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Re: Cinnamon + Mate

Postby sobrus on Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:35 am

zerozero wrote:
my system is "LMDE MATE Edition"
because you have mint-info-debian-mate installed most probably
[/code] and tbh leave it as-is :lol: you only need one meta-info-"DE" pkg installed.
you don't need to uninstall any of the DE's (actually you can add more if you want) and if/when a pkg conflict may occur because of that has to be dealt as a bug :mrgreen:


Yes, I've changed LMDE to LMDE-MATE just because I felt it is what I should do with UP5 (but I will revert back to just LMDE if old package is still in repository and still "legal" :mrgreen:).
Thanks for answer, that was exactly what I wanted to hear :D

axel668 wrote:I'd recommend XFCE


I'm an XFCE user for 2 years on suse and like it a lot, but I think MATE is better. At least for me. Mate, Compiz and Cinnamon were main reasons why I came to Mint (the other being rolling distro - Tumbleweed is a joke). I will continue to use xfce with LMDE on my home server, though.

On destkop I will eventually move on to cinnamon, but today it is nowhere as stable or good as MATE+Compiz (mate without compiz is nothing to write home about).
Although it already has some fancy features (I like the new sound menu and notification system for example).
It's a pity gnome developers screwed G3 so much.
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