MATE desktop environment (GNOME 2 fork)
lemenkov at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 06:24:42 UTC 2011
2011/12/9 Eric Smith <eric at brouhaha.com>:
> I've submitted review requests for the first two packages for the MATE
> desktop environment, mate-doc-utils and mate-corba. MATE is a fork of
> GNOME 2. I expect that it will take me a few months to package the
> remaining MATE packages.
Mate is unmaintained (e.g. "maintained" by unqualified enough) and
doesn't attract any significant interest from the community except few
blog-posts from newcomers and distrohoppers who underestimate the
necessary amount of work required to fork Gnome. Thus I believe this
could be no more than a constant source of troubles. I'd rather help
others with transition to Gnome3, as some active members of our local
community (Russian Fedora) does.
> Would anyone like to see the MATE desktop environment as an official
> feature of Fedora 17 or Fedora 18?
No. That's just my opinion but you asked for it.
With best regards, Peter Lemenkov.
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