Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 872590
RFE: use bluetile with MATE instead of Gnome Shell Fallback
Last modified: 2013-05-31 23:16:05 EDT
Description of problem:
The MATE desktop will be in Fedora 18 , and since bluetile was designed to work with Gnome 2.x (which MATE is a fork of), the bluetile package should probably switch to using MATE instead of Gnome Shell in fallback mode.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Adding these two files is one possible solution:
Name=MATE + Bluetile
Comment=Tiling window manager
mateconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/caja/preferences/show_desktop False
mateconftool-2 --type string \
--set /desktop/mate/session/required_components/windowmanager bluetile
Although, this /usr/bin/mate-bluetile-session is kinda ugly because you cannot
go back to the standard Mate window manager -- marco -- by choosing the plain
MATE option from the gdm session list.
Moving to rawhide - will consider this for F19.
Also, Gnome 3.8 is dropping fallback mode:
I switched xmonad-gnome to mate in rawhide.
Will do same for bluetile soon.
Bluetile should now be using mate in rawhide now - not tested it yet.
Need to backport to F19.
Should be working now in rawhide (master) bluetile-0.6-15.fc20.
Thanks! I rebuilt the src rpm on F19 and it appears to be working fine.
I see one minor problems, though: the xsession file still has "gnome" in the filename:
This makes the gdm session selection look funny; my list contains
MATE + Bluetile
The "MATE + Bluetile" entry should probably down by the plain "MATE" entry.
(In reply to comment #7)
> I rebuilt the src rpm on F19 and it appears to be working fine.
Thanks for testing - it will be backported to F19 "soon"
but I am planning larger package backporting which needs more work/time alas.
Anyway I think before Beta in some form.
> I see one minor problems, though: the xsession file still has "gnome" in the
Ah good catch - I had overlooked that.
I have wondered about changing the session name sometimes, even before this.
Maybe "Bluetile MATE" would be more appropriate perhaps.
Anyway I will fix this.
Ok, I renamed mate-bluetile-session to bluetile-mate-session
in bluetile-0.6-16.fc20. Haven't actually tested it yet but
I think it should work.
bluetile-0.6-16.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing bluetile-0.6-16.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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bluetile-0.6-16.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.