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#151 2011-09-01 12:12:15

flamelab
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

@Perberos: That's wrong, we must NOT install packages outside of the package management system.

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#152 2011-09-01 14:56:03

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

flamelab wrote:

@Perberos: That's wrong, we must NOT install packages outside of the package management system.

Pacman is only there to assist you with your packages. There's nothing wrong with installing manually. And he gave you everything needed to make a PKGBUILD for what he's doing, so you could do it that way if you wanted.


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#153 2011-09-01 15:04:10

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

It's wrong, that's why package managers exist. It's not for assisting, it's essential and it should not be overriden but only in very-very rare cases.

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#154 2011-09-01 17:32:15

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

And do you know how many linux distros DONT have package managers? lol. It isn't wrong. I do everything manually on my Gentoo box, as well as on Fedora. And it hasn't done me any wrong for the past 6 years. It's just another way to do things, just because it isn't your way, doesn't make it wrong. Just saying. That's the beauty of linux.

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#155 2011-09-01 19:41:21

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Question - why do the mate menus conflict with GNOME's menus?  Shouldn't they be fixed so that they don't conflict?

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#156 2011-09-01 20:21:04

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

lazy programmer

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#157 2011-09-01 22:05:42

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Hi All,

I have created a mirror site for mate.

In pacman.conf please add the following two lines

[mate]
Server = http://germ.winpe.com/archlinux/mate/$arch

This is a reasonably fast server and will hopefully spread the load a bit.

I will check it daily for any updates/changes.

Could I be emailed if there are updates or changes? This would help me keep it up to date.

I hope this is of help.

Clive.


Clive,
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#158 2011-09-01 22:07:14

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

clpc wrote:

Could I be emailed if there are updates or changes? This would help me keep it up to date.

How do you keep it up to date? rsync?

You can add it to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Un … positories

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#159 2011-09-01 22:41:49

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

karol wrote:
clpc wrote:

Could I be emailed if there are updates or changes? This would help me keep it up to date.

How do you keep it up to date? rsync?

You can add it to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Un … positories

I have had to copy all those files from the matsusoft.co.ar server using aria, the site is so slow and unreliable, it has taken hours copying them. Now I have all the files I will just keep an eye out on the matsusoft server for any modified files and keep updating them manually for the time being. I have the time to do this daily so no problem for now.
When the amount of packages grows a lot more then some automation like rsync will be called for.

I will have a look at adding this server to the "Unofficial_User_Repositories" as you suggest, didn't even know about them until you suggested it.

update 01/09/2011-23:59:30
I have added the mate mirror server to the Unofficial_User_Repositories as suggested.

Clive

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#160 2011-09-01 23:02:16

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

You can add it to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/MATE#Installation too :-)

Edit: I've done it for you ;P

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#161 2011-09-02 00:18:31

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Perberos wrote:

Beware. This is the reason: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 44#p984844

1. Download compiz-0.8.8.tar.gz at http://matsusoft.com.ar/uploads/gnu-linux/mate/compiz/ and extract.
2. Compile

configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --disable-static
make
su -c"make install"

3. Run ccsm and activate add-ons, mate compatibility, window decorator, etc. Except the "MateConf". You are warned.
4. Activate compiz with fusion-icon and select GTK Window Decorator.

Getting errors when trying to "make"

/usr/lib/libgio-2.0.la: No such file or directory

There is no system but GNU and Linux is one of its kernels.

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#162 2011-09-02 05:40:20

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

clpc wrote:

Hi All,

I have created a mirror site for mate.

[...]

I hope this is of help.

Clive.


Thank you very much for this! big_smile

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#163 2011-09-03 12:04:46

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

kahlil88 wrote:

Getting errors when trying to "make"

/usr/lib/libgio-2.0.la: No such file or directory

Sorry about spanish.
Tal parece que es necesario revisar cada uno de los paquetes para agregar !libtools y volver a compilar todos los paquetes de nuevo en el repositorio. Si alguien se aventura en esto, yo no me enojo.

*google/translated*
It seems that it is necessary to review each of the packages to add! Libtools and recompile all packages back into the repository. If one ventures into this, I do not get angry.

Also, while I try to fix keyboard issue, I just broke it... :pokerface:

Last edited by Perberos (2011-09-03 12:18:24)

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#164 2011-09-03 18:58:17

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Now that I actually get around to using some of these packages for mate, I now agree that maintaining the old packages is better than porting to GTK 3, short-term.  I had forgotten how even things like nautilus had been drastically changed. :V

EDIT: libmateweather still seems to have some messages with nautilus in them.  here's a patch

Last edited by RetroX (2011-09-03 19:22:40)

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#165 2011-09-04 13:34:50

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

sbfreak wrote:

I am thinking of installing this.How do I start it ?

See the Mate wiki
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/MATE

Reading one page and replying on another... never a good idea.

Ignore this post... I think the heat is getting to me.

Last edited by clpc (2011-09-04 13:40:15)


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#166 2011-09-07 05:09:34

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

* I'm having problems with disk mounting (Not Authorized). I've added my user to all the groups; still not working. Any suggestions???

* Is there a way to use nautilus-elementary in Mate??

* Can anyone upload the PKGBUILD's for mate-calc, mate-utils and mate-system-tools to AUR?? It would be nice!  tongue


@Perberos: thanks a lot man, Mate DE is awesome!!  big_smile

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#167 2011-09-07 05:29:52

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

maloy wrote:

* I'm having problems with disk mounting (Not Authorized). I've added my user to all the groups; still not working. Any suggestions???

All disk mounting or is it anything specific like NTFS? Also, have you installed HAL?

maloy wrote:

Is there a way to use nautilus-elementary in Mate??

I've been using nautilus-elementary-bzr (from AUR) but i can't remove mate-file-manager due to dependencies and don't know the best way to set nautilus as the default file manager.

maloy wrote:

* Can anyone upload the PKGBUILD's for mate-calc, mate-utils and mate-system-tools to AUR?? It would be nice!

A binary or PKGBUILD for mate-system-monitor would also be awesome.

Perberos wrote:

It seems that it is necessary to review each of the packages to add! Libtools and recompile all packages back into the repository. If one ventures into this, I do not get angry.

So...do you know what I need to install or compile to deal with my /usr/lib/libgio-2.0.la errors?

Last edited by kahlil88 (2011-09-07 06:00:12)


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#168 2011-09-07 09:56:25

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

I'll be contributing, I'm just getting everything setup.


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#169 2011-09-07 18:48:24

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

kahlil88 wrote:

All disk mounting or is it anything specific like NTFS? Also, have you installed HAL?

* Yes I'm having this problem with all disk mounting. HAL it's already installed (and already added to rc.conf). I can mount disks only when I start session as root (I refer to disks mount with the Places menu, with a single click). I've add my user to ALL the groups (I see the groups with # cat /etc/group |cut -d: -f1): No luck.

* Also when I use mate-display-manager, the shutdown option in the System menu (and the shutdown applet) doesn't show. Another issue is that I have to change the keyboard layout on every session start because mate-display-manager doesn't save my preferences.

Last edited by maloy (2011-09-07 21:59:27)

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#170 2011-09-07 21:38:03

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

http://i.imgur.com/lO1rH.png

Moderator edit:
Please do not post images of this size: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … s_and_Code

to mod: My bad

Last edited by stealthy (2011-09-09 20:30:50)


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#171 2011-09-09 19:20:21

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Hello all, just registered to post here, so I could thank everyone involved in the mate project. Lots and lots of us out there I think from other distros watching eagerly to see how it goes. smile

Made a quickie wallpaper this morning for ya (1600x1200) :  http://www.gamefront.com/files/20760532/490+copy.jpg

There's a preview of it here: http://oi54.tinypic.com/21kguv6.jpg

(I don't upload the full size files to Tinypic as they compress the files and trash the resolution.)

Thank you Perberos and all!

~D

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#172 2011-09-09 21:26:46

flaque
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Dragynn wrote:

[...]
Made a quickie wallpaper this morning for ya (1600x1200) :  http://www.gamefront.com/files/20760532/490+copy.jpg
[...]
~D

Nice wallpaper! big_smile

We just need a mate logo to replace the Gnome foot and we're ready to go! cool

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#173 2011-09-10 13:07:20

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

I am sure there must be some graphic artists out there that can produce a good looking logo for Mate.

To give people a push I decided to produce a logo myself. My artistic abilities are just about zero as my logo proves, even this is in reality the work of "The Gimp". I am sure this needs to be an SVG image really.
Please don't let my pathetic attempt end up as the official Mate logo.

My Mate Logo


Clive,
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#174 2011-09-10 13:57:31

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Hello, everyone.

Clpc, please throw your logo away.

Dragynn, cool! But the logo is horrible, just like clpc's one.

Stealthy, your wallpaper isn't very good as a wallpaper, but is an awesome base for MATE logo. Just replace "X"-type net with "M"-type net, something like the top of this:
http://1000bud.com/shop/images/products … %D0%B0.jpg

By the way, maybe, I'm wrong, but you'd better contributed to XFCE or LXDE, which only lack good third-party plugins and apps, with the first doing the same that base GNOME2 did taking less resources and the second being simple and modular.

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#175 2011-09-10 16:29:49

flaque
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

IMO mate-logo should be some kind of tangoish mate (beverage) picture.

R@xXx wrote:

Clpc, please throw your logo away.

+1 on this hmm

R@xXx wrote:

Dragynn, cool! But the logo is horrible, just like clpc's one.

I don't see a logo in his wallpaper. Anyways, I think it's really great! I would just take the text away.

R@xXx wrote:

By the way, maybe, I'm wrong, but you'd better contributed to XFCE or LXDE, which only lack good third-party plugins and apps, with the first doing the same that base GNOME2 did taking less resources and the second being simple and modular.

Many people in Phoronix's forums have been talking about that, mostly saying that this fork is useless, that people should work on making Gnome 3 Fallback Mode as usable as Gnome 2 was.

Pesonally I agree on this, but not completely. Take for example Trinity Desktop Environment. It's good and it works, but almost no one uses it by now. I believe it's used only by old-timers that couldn't get along with KDE4 or other DEs, and sadly I see Mate Desktop Environment with the same future.
It would be great if we could focus our strenghts with Gnome devs and make Fallback Mode great, but I'm pretty sure they wouldn't take it into the main package, because that's not what they're aiming for. So in that case, I could only think of releasing a kind of patch to separately add to Gnome 3, or some kind of parallel development of Mate Desktop Environment based on Gnome 3 Fallback Mode.
Though I currently use Xfce with some customization (and I really like it), I think it's pretty far from what Gnome 2 was, and that's not even the point of Mate Desktop Environment. The same goes for LXDE (which is way far behind, though I use it too and I think it's got great potential).

Linux is all about choice, and IMO it's great that you want to keep using Gnome 2 on your favorite distro, that's why I don't completely agree with basing Mate DE on Gnome 3 Fallback Mode. But anyways I do think it would be best to take Fallback Mode and work from there, because it's pretty close to what Gnome 2 was and certainly that's where the future is.

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