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Wait.. will MATE be in Mint 14? Confused...

Postby hoppimike on Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:14 am

Just read this blog post...

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2094

Doesn't that suggest Gnome 2 (MATE) is ending? Or is there something here I'm misunderstanding?

I hope MATE does end relatively soon as I don't like it when people are like... stuck in the past! Move with the times people! I don't see you all using CDE or something xD

Anywho, sorry for my ignorance but I'd love some clarity on this :)

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Re: Wait.. will MATE be in Mint 14? Confused...

Postby xenopeek on Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:26 am

Nope. Gnome 2 was last available on Linux Mint 11 (the Ubuntu based Linux Mint editions), and this blog post is announcing it will also no longer be available in LMDE (the Debian based Linux Mint editions). MATE is a fork of Gnome 2, but it is not Gnome 2 (a fork means, it is an independent copy of the source code). Gnome 2 is no longer maintained or developed, while MATE has an active team of maintainers and developers. No worries mate, MATE is here to stay :wink:
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Re: Wait.. will MATE be in Mint 14? Confused...

Postby hoppimike on Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:49 am

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Nope. Gnome 2 was last available on Linux Mint 11 (the Ubuntu based Linux Mint editions), and this blog post is announcing it will also no longer be available in LMDE (the Debian based Linux Mint editions). MATE is a fork of Gnome 2, but it is not Gnome 2 (a fork means, it is an independent copy of the source code). Gnome 2 is no longer maintained or developed, while MATE has an active team of maintainers and developers. No worries mate, MATE is here to stay :wink:


Actually I was hoping MATE was gonna be dropped xD

I know many people wouldn't like this but.. I like embracing the future :)

Unless of course that future is Ubuntu Unity. That needs to take a hike lol
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Re: Wait.. will MATE be in Mint 14? Confused...

Postby xenopeek on Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:08 am

Oops. Sorry for missing you wanted to see MATE dropped. But that's not likely to happen, as MATE is an important DE for the users of Linux Mint (see outcome of Clem's poll on desktop environments: viewtopic.php?f=143&t=100787).

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Re: Wait.. will MATE be in Mint 14? Confused...

Postby hoppimike on Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:49 pm

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Oops. Sorry for missing you wanted to see MATE dropped. But that's not likely to happen, as MATE is an important DE for the users of Linux Mint (see outcome of Clem's poll on desktop environments: viewtopic.php?f=143&t=100787).

Use what works best for you :D


Yah I love Cinnamon (new and revolutionary!), KDE (new and evolutionary!) and XFCE (great for older machines) :)

But, if other people like MATE, then that's good they can still choose it!

Do remember though that support for Gnome 2 (or derivatives) is falling away across the board...
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Re: Wait.. will MATE be in Mint 14? Confused...

Postby squeezy on Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:21 pm

hoppimike wrote:Do remember though that support for Gnome 2 (or derivatives) is falling away across the board...


Yes, for derivatives, not for forks. That's independent code worked on outside of the GNOME developer community.
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Re: Wait.. will MATE be in Mint 14? Confused...

Postby jdeca57 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:02 pm

Confused, indeed. Mate is supported in Fedora 18, and that makes me think that there are a lot of people using it. As I am. It's stable, to say the least and it is familiar. I'm still not certain weather the new (well, not too old) Ubuntu dash is the right way for a normal desktop. And I'm totally confused about Windows 8. But Mate? It just works. And isn't that what counts?
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Re: Wait.. will MATE be in Mint 14? Confused...

Postby hoppimike on Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:53 pm

jdeca57 wrote:Confused, indeed. Mate is supported in Fedora 18, and that makes me think that there are a lot of people using it. As I am. It's stable, to say the least and it is familiar. I'm still not certain weather the new (well, not too old) Ubuntu dash is the right way for a normal desktop. And I'm totally confused about Windows 8. But Mate? It just works. And isn't that what counts?


But Cinnamon works now too. And so does XFCE. "Just working"... is that really all you want from your OS? heh :)

Linux is beyond "just working" now lol ^^
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Re: Wait.. will MATE be in Mint 14? Confused...

Postby The-Wizard on Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:15 pm

ah but cinnamon don't work on all hardware configurations if your graphics ar not up to it it defaults to mate
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Re: Wait.. will MATE be in Mint 14? Confused...

Postby hoppimike on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:42 pm

The-Wizard wrote:ah but cinnamon don't work on all hardware configurations if your graphics ar not up to it it defaults to mate


But then couldn't the person just use XFCE if their hardware is old?

I mean, I guess XFCE isn't quite as developed in some ways as MATE but... I dunno, it just feels like sticking around in the past too much. I mean all the apps had to be forked because they've all moved to Gnome 3! :shock:
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Re: Wait.. will MATE be in Mint 14? Confused...

Postby w2ibc on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:24 am

hoppimike wrote:
The-Wizard wrote:ah but cinnamon don't work on all hardware configurations if your graphics ar not up to it it defaults to mate


But then couldn't the person just use XFCE if their hardware is old?



I been using xfce and my hardware isnt old... I just rather have a real desktop instead of a crappy tablet interface and something very light.
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