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#226 2011-09-25 18:11:08

euler271
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Has anyone been able to get DockBarX working as an applet for mate-panel? Seems to be a problem with gnomeapplet

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/dockbarx_factory", line 30, in <module>
    import gnomeapplet
ImportError: No module named gnomeapplet

Is gnomeapplet included with mate? Is it named something else? Normally gnomeapplet is found in gnome-python-desktop but is it in python-mate? But I can't get python-mate to compile and that might be the whole problem.

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#227 2011-09-25 21:47:21

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Name list on "Quick Port" part https://github.com/Perberos/Mate-Deskto … /Migrating

Kopfweh wrote:

By the way, is it possible to creat packages, which would not conflict with the gnome-packages from [extra]? Because that would be great!

That is the first priority

izobretenik wrote:

Mkay.

Also, I don't think I like the idea of the system trying to track what I'm doing, i.e. that "Recent Documents" thing. Any way to turn it completely off?

I don't know if it is a gnome feature. But is a good idea if it can be disabled.

kahlil88 wrote:

Also having problems compiling mate-system-monitor. Was able to compile, make and install it on my iMac G3 but on my PC running Arch x86_64 I've been getting this error:

libtool: link: cannot find the library `/usr/lib/libgio-2.0.la' or unhandled argument `/usr/lib/libgio-2.0.la'

"Compiling on archlinux is a bit of pain, due to libtool (linking stage just fails)."
quote from http://seeks-project.info/wiki/index.php/Archlinux

kahlil88 wrote:

@Perberos: If you're interested in supporting the PPC architecture, I've been compiling Mate on my iMac G3 (450MHz, 256MB PC100 SDRAM, a real beast) using PKGBUILDs from the AUR but I don't have a server to host the packages on. Running into a few compile errors here and there, but most all the core packages (the ones that depend on mate-desktop-environment) are done and I can run Mate.

Sure. Any arch is welcome.

kahlil88 wrote:

I run a pacman update every day and haven't received any new Mate packages since late August.

I have made incomplete changes, mostly related with GNOME3 conflict, and I have also introduced new bugs.
I hope do a new release soon.

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#228 2011-09-27 22:59:34

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

The mate x86_64 repo on my germ.winpe.com server has been updated today.
I have done an Syuf myself and the update worked fine.

Nothing happening on the 32bit repo, guess it needs someone with a 32bit machine to sit and compile it all.

Just thought you guys may want to know.

Clive


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#229 2011-09-29 06:51:46

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

@Perberos: Can you port mousetweaks to Mate? Trying to compile it on my iMac G3 so I can emulate right-click with my single-button mouse. Unfortunately it depends on 'libpanelapplet-2.0' (probably other things as well) and won't build.


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#230 2011-09-29 11:55:38

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

seems like it don't  work in my pc
http://matsusoft.com.ar/uploads/gnu-lin … aks.tar.gz (from last git)

./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr

---
Now I know about those .la files.
I going to remove them from aur.

Last edited by Perberos (2011-09-29 15:32:53)

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#231 2011-09-29 18:53:51

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Perberos wrote:

seems like it don't  work in my pc
http://matsusoft.com.ar/uploads/gnu-lin … aks.tar.gz (from last git)

I think it would be best to try with 2.32.1 since that's the latest version for Gnome 2.


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#232 2011-09-30 07:33:08

clpc
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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

kahlil88 wrote:

@Perberos: Can you port mousetweaks to Mate? Trying to compile it on my iMac G3 so I can emulate right-click with my single-button mouse. Unfortunately it depends on 'libpanelapplet-2.0' (probably other things as well) and won't build.

I don't use mousetweaks but the gnome3 version installs without problem and without requiring to install gnome3.
I can't test if it does what you want it too but maybe it is worth a try.

I was just wondering if this would solve your problem initially.


Clive,
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#233 2011-09-30 17:39:21

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

First, great job! I hope you can keep it up smile  Now, I possibly have a few bugs to let you in on. Maybe other people can confirm them if they have the same problems... (1) The battery icon will not load in my panel. (2) The menu editor isn't working. I uncheck programs but they still remain in the menu. I've tried with both alacarte and the default menu editor. Same issue.

By the way, how do you edit fonts in Mate? I'm having ugly font issues and want to fix them...

Last edited by Mr_ED-horsey (2011-09-30 17:41:44)


Desktop: Fedora 21 Mate + Compiz [x86_64] on 2 TiB HDD  /  Windows 7 Professional [x86_64] on 500 GiB HDD
Laptop: Arch Linux + Openbox [i686] 120 GiB SSD on Acer c720 Chromebook

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#234 2011-09-30 17:54:15

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Mr_ED-horsey wrote:

Now, I possibly have a few bugs to let you in on. Maybe other people can confirm them if they have the same problems... (1) The battery icon will not load in my panel. (2) The menu editor isn't working. I uncheck programs but they still remain in the menu. I've tried with both alacarte and the default menu editor. Same issue.

By the way, how do you edit fonts in Mate? I'm having ugly font issues and want to fix them...

For the battery icon you need to install mate-power-manager. The menu editor was mostly working until the latest update...as for the fonts, go to the appearance settings and play with hinting.


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#235 2011-09-30 18:18:14

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Thanks Kahlil88... Lol about the font issue... I can't believe I missed that. I've been away from Gnome2 for far too long... It fixed the font issue in my terminal, the only thing it didn't fix is the font in the Chromium tab bar even though I changed all the fonts in the appearance section and in the chromium browser. The tab bar still, for some reason, has a different font.


Desktop: Fedora 21 Mate + Compiz [x86_64] on 2 TiB HDD  /  Windows 7 Professional [x86_64] on 500 GiB HDD
Laptop: Arch Linux + Openbox [i686] 120 GiB SSD on Acer c720 Chromebook

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#236 2011-10-03 00:44:12

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Does anyone know how to make GTK3 apps pretty again? I removed most of Gnome after installing Mate and GTK3 apps have been un-themed ever since..

Last edited by kahlil88 (2011-10-03 00:46:06)


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#237 2011-10-03 01:25:38

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

kahlil88 wrote:

Does anyone know how to make GTK3 apps pretty again? I removed most of Gnome after installing Mate and GTK3 apps have been un-themed ever since..

You should check this post: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=116451

Long story short, just symlink the corresponding gtk-3.0 folder to your .config folder, e.g:

$ ln -s [[/usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-3.0]] [[~/.config/]]

Hope it helps

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#238 2011-10-03 03:55:36

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

What happened with mate-utils PKGBUILD??? tongue
I miss it! sad

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#239 2011-10-04 01:36:13

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52900 this take me many hours, I am quite slow

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#240 2011-10-04 06:47:26

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Trying to install/download mate-utils from the mate repo but getting 403: forbidden errors...


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#241 2011-10-04 10:27:32

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

@kahlil88
install glib2-git - not error libtool: link: cannot find the library `/usr/lib/libgio-2.0.la' or unhandled argument `/usr/lib/libgio-2.0.la' smile
because the git version contains libgio-2.0 smile and the compilation went smoothly.

install glib2-git
install mate-utils - fine
not error libgio-2.0

Last edited by myswiat (2011-10-04 10:36:45)

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#242 2011-10-04 20:07:29

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

I'm glad to see the project is going smoothly.

A side from the name of the components (I'm not such a fan of simplistic everyday-sounding names, don't take it personal or offensive please...) I have to congratulate Perberos for this extraordinary effort. Looking at the path GNOME has been taking the lasts few years, projects like yours give hope to the way we control our desktops.

I hope to see this project still up, kicking and even innovating when GNOME releases its 7th version (like 238 years from now tongue ) lol!

If I can be of any help I'd love to contribute. Kudos!!!


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#243 2011-10-05 03:22:40

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

myswiat wrote:

@kahlil88
install glib2-git - not error libtool: link: cannot find the library `/usr/lib/libgio-2.0.la' or unhandled argument `/usr/lib/libgio-2.0.la' smile
because the git version contains libgio-2.0 smile and the compilation went smoothly.

install glib2-git
install mate-utils - fine
not error libgio-2.0

Excellent! I will try this when I have access to something faster than dialup! Maybe you can put a glib2-git package in the Mate repo?


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#244 2011-10-05 07:26:00

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

I have not been around for a couple of days...

I will be updating the germ.winpe.com repo today and will post back here when it is done.

Sorry for the delay all.


Clive,
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#245 2011-10-05 09:37:59

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

The germ.winpe.com repo is updated as of 5 Oct 2011.

I have tested it and installed the mate-utils package myself without problems.

Let me know if there are any problems with this repo and I will always try to solve them as soon as possible.

Well done perberos, you are doing a really good job and it is very appreciated and I am sure I speak for many users on that score.


Clive,
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#246 2011-10-05 12:44:38

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

glib2-git broken menu /usr/share/applicatons (lxde) and CPU 50% lxde-binary.

and now install glib2-git broken any desktop in arch linux sad

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#247 2011-10-05 12:45:31

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

When updating my packages with pacman using either the germ.winpe.com or matsusoft.com.ar repos, I get an error:

error: failed to prepare transaction (package architecture is not valid)
:: package mate-character-map-0.0.0-2-x86_64 does not have a valid architecture

I'm running on i686, not x86_64. I tried clearing my pacman cache but that didn't fix it. The cptl.org repository works, but is out of date.

I had been on the cptl.org repo for a while not realizing it was out of date and just tried switching to one of the others, so I'm not sure if that's related.

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#248 2011-10-05 13:19:22

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

KM3K wrote:

When updating my packages with pacman using either the germ.winpe.com or matsusoft.com.ar repos, I get an error:

error: failed to prepare transaction (package architecture is not valid)
:: package mate-character-map-0.0.0-2-x86_64 does not have a valid architecture

I'm running on i686, not x86_64. I tried clearing my pacman cache but that didn't fix it. The cptl.org repository works, but is out of date.

I had been on the cptl.org repo for a while not realizing it was out of date and just tried switching to one of the others, so I'm not sure if that's related.

Arch wiki wrote:

Latest update on the germ.winpe.com server is 27th September 2011 for 64-bits and 2nd September for 32-bits.

Would this be the problem?

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#249 2011-10-05 21:54:48

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With reference to the germ.winpe.com server.

I have grabbed a mirror of the http://matsusoft.com.ar/ repo onto my pc.
This took many hours, very slow server.

I am currently uploading the repo to the germ.winpe.com server but my upload speed is very slow and it is taking hours.

Bear with me and hopefully sometime within the next 6 hours the germ.winpe.com repo for i686 and x86_64 should both be uploaded okay.

I will leave a message here as soon as it is all complete, right now I am going to get 6 hours sleep.

Sorry I cannot make this happen any faster.


Clive,
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#250 2011-10-05 23:22:08

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Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Clpc, I appreciate the quick response. However, I wonder if there's a problem with the files on the matsusoft.com.ar repo since the error is there too.

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