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Thread: MATE 1.8 Is Looking To Come To Fedora 20

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    Default MATE 1.8 Is Looking To Come To Fedora 20

    Phoronix: MATE 1.8 Is Looking To Come To Fedora 20

    Besides GNOME 3.12 being worked on for Fedora 20, it looks like MATE 1.8 will also end up landing as a stable release update...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTYzMDg

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    Default Why not use gnome-flashback

    Why not use gnome-flashback? It seems to work better than ever in the latest iteration. Less buggy than Mate.

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    Can anybody tell, how well Mate works on high pixel-densities?

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    How old is the underlying GTK2 that MATE relies on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishduck View Post
    How old is the underlying GTK2 that MATE relies on?
    In Fedora 20 and Rawhide it uses GTK+ 2.24.22, released last autumn. There is still some maintenance activity in the gtk-2-24 git branch, so you might expect new minor releases in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Can anybody tell, how well Mate works on high pixel-densities?
    I wouldn't expect any support before MATE is ported to GTK+ 3. I might be wrong though, as I don't follow MATE development beside what Michael covers here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishduck View Post
    How old is the underlying GTK2 that MATE relies on?
    In Fedora 20 and Rawhide it uses GTK+ 2.24.22, released last autumn. There is still some maintenance activity in the gtk-2-24 git branch, so you might expect new minor releases in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by scottishduck View Post
    How old is the underlying GTK2 that MATE relies on?
    I wouldn't expect any support before MATE is ported to GTK+ 3. I might be wrong though, as I don't follow MATE development beside what Michael covers here.

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    I'm so happy they are still developing MATE.

    I've tried gnome shell, "classic", and cinnamon, and MATE by far works best for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diebels View Post
    Why not use gnome-flashback? It seems to work better than ever in the latest iteration. Less buggy than Mate.
    It seems far buggier to me (GNOME-Panel crashes regularly), it's GTK3 only, it's much bigger in size.

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    After struggling with Gnome3 for a few months, trying KDE and LXDE I migrated to XFCE a year or two ago. Yesterday I've installed MATE. It feels so much better. XFCE is also good, but I was missing some features. Looking forward to have the latest MATE version in Fedora.

    I've been using Linux on desktop for more than 10 years. It's good that after Unity/Gnome3 craziness almost all distros include decent DE again.

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