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|Summary:||Request: Can the mate desktop be included in Fedora?|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||William Bader <williambader>|
|Component:||gnome-desktop||Assignee:||Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Dan Mashal <dan.mashal>|
|Version:||17||CC:||dan.mashal, rstrode, williambader|
|Target Milestone:||---||Keywords:||FutureFeature, Improvement|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2012-07-02 10:07:07 EDT||Type:||Bug|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description William Bader 2012-06-25 18:46:26 EDT
Description of problem: I used gnome2 in Fedora 14. When I updated to Fedora 17, I couldn't set up any of the standard spins the way that I wanted. LXDE was the closest, but it was missing utilities in the panel. I installed mate, and it has been working and seems well integrated.
Comment 1 Dan Mashal 2012-07-02 08:23:11 EDT
I am currently working on packaging Mate Desktop for Fedora but it hasn't been easy. There is a currently (unofficial) working version of Mate for fedora. 1) yum install http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49862637/Mate-desktop/fedora_17/mate-desktop-fedora/noarch/mate-desktop-release-17-1.fc17.noarch.rpm 2) yum groupinstall MATE-Desktop Please note this is NOT SUPPORTED CURRENTLY. If you want a truly working version of Gnome 2 use CentOS. However, I must say that it works, and it works great minus 1 error I receive on the login page. Please see the following URL for more information: http://forums.mate-desktop.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=181
Comment 2 Dan Mashal 2012-07-02 10:07:07 EDT
Closing as a "NOTABUG". Rest assured it's being looked into.
Comment 3 William Bader 2012-07-02 16:44:20 EDT
Thanks for the reply. As I said, I installed mate in June (using the same command that you listed), and it has been working well except for a few minor errors. Mate fills a middle ground between LXDE and gnome3. The kernel in CentOS 6 is older than my laptop, and I'm not sure if it would have supported the hardware as well as Fedora 17. I considered Linux Mint also, but I need to stay relatively compatible with RHEL.
Comment 4 Dan Mashal 2012-07-02 17:43:56 EDT
Preaching to the choir, my friend. You may also find the following bug interesting: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=771252 Mate = Gnome 2 fork Cinnamon = Gnome 3