MATE desktop environment (GNOME 2 fork)

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Fri Dec 9 06:47:10 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-12-09 at 09:24 +0300, Peter Lemenkov wrote:
> Hello
> 2011/12/9 Eric Smith <eric at>:
> > 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.

Is Mint providing any backing to it? I know they shipped it in their
latest release, but don't know anything beyond that.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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