Bug 835306

Summary: Request: Can the mate desktop be included in Fedora?
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: William Bader <williambader>
Component: gnome-desktopAssignee: Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Dan Mashal <dan.mashal>
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Priority: unspecified    
Version: 17CC: dan.mashal, rstrode, williambader
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Last Closed: 2012-07-02 10:07:07 EDT Type: Bug
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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:

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:


Mate = Gnome 2 fork
Cinnamon = Gnome 3