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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby Dupo » Sep 7th, '13, 00:57

Hi,

tarakbumba wrote:Hi. I still do not have a working internet connection. Writing from a relative's computer. I'll start work on MATE end of this month. Please be patient. Thanks


I know we must be patient and I'm waiting, but have you got news ?

Thanks.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby danths » Sep 25th, '13, 23:17

maybe the whole idea has been abandoned

passed long time without news
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby Dupo » Sep 26th, '13, 23:45

Hi,

danths wrote:maybe the whole idea has been abandoned

passed long time without news


I think so. There is no news since one month, and there is no new packages since four months.

It's probably over. :(
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby tarakbumba » Sep 27th, '13, 14:16

danths wrote:maybe the whole idea has been abandoned

passed long time without news

Do not give up. :) I know i was away more than i hope. Moving with family and job was somewhat a pain but i managed to get my freedom. I' ll start working on MATE again tonight. I had to be sure some packages migration. Caja, atril etc. will be renamed as mate-file-manager, mate-document-viewer etc. I hop i can finish Mageia3 packagaging and upload to site Sunday. Thanks for your support and patience.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby Dupo » Sep 27th, '13, 23:27

Hi,

good news !!! :)

Thanks. ;)
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby osifa » Sep 28th, '13, 18:52

Hi,

I installed mate on my laptop (hp 530) from your repository, and it worked successfully. Clicking function of the touchpad didn't work automatically, so I did it as manualy. Also, it crashed when I used kde themes. I haven't see another problem.

A screenshot:

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Artist of wallpaper is nmsmith. I found it on the caedes.

I am glad it for now. Thanks for great work, tarakbumba.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby tarakbumba » Sep 29th, '13, 13:37

Thank you! All packages uploaded to repo.
Due to package naming changes and versioning changes; YOU have to completely REMOVE all MATE packages and reinstall them from repo. Otherwise your mate installation will crash.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby Dupo » Sep 29th, '13, 15:45

Hi,

yeah ! :D

I will test it.

Thanks a lot. ;)
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby danths » Sep 29th, '13, 19:26

Code: Select all
urpmi task-mate-minimal


Code: Select all
A requested package cannot be installed:
mate-themes-1.6.1-1.mga3.noarch (due to unsatisfied gtk-murrine-engine)
Continue installation anyway? (Y/n)
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby osifa » Sep 29th, '13, 23:16

tarakbumba wrote:Thank you! All packages uploaded to repo.
Due to package naming changes and versioning changes; YOU have to completely REMOVE all MATE packages and reinstall them from repo. Otherwise your mate installation will crash.

I removed all mate packages. I updated your repo but mate wasn't reinstalled.

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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby tarakbumba » Sep 30th, '13, 00:41

Sorry for this. Some packages were not uploaded but it should be fine now. I realized that most packages not signed. I' ll fix this issue tomorrow night, i hope.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby osifa » Sep 30th, '13, 11:58

tarakbumba wrote:... i hope.

:D

Ok. I wait.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby Dupo » Oct 1st, '13, 00:23

Hi,

I found something very interesting. It's DockBarX. Look here. They say it's available for Mate. Source code (tarball) is here (DockbarX and Extra themes). Is DockbarX available on Mageia 3 (packages) ?
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby Dupo » Oct 10th, '13, 01:26

Hi,

Mate works but I've got a problem. I can't use Mintmenu. I installed mintmenu package with the dependencies (available in your i586 repository). When I try to add the Mintmenu applet on dashboard, nothing happens. I launched mintmenu in the terminal, and i've got this message : "sh: /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/mintMenu.py: no such file or folder of this type".

Can you solved this problem ?

Thanks a lot.

Note: I use a 32 bit computer.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby tarakbumba » Oct 10th, '13, 14:46

Hi Dupo. First of all thanks for your comments on MATE. It is strange that your MintMenu problem, possibly a library path missing in rpm spec file. I'll look into it tonight. For your dockbarx request, i may package it, someday but not now due to my concentration on MATE and some other packages and lack of time.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby Dupo » Oct 10th, '13, 23:48

Hi,

ok. Thanks to give us Mate on Mageia 3. ;)

Can you tell us if new packages (updates) will be available soon for your Mageia 3 Mate version ?
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby tarakbumba » Oct 11th, '13, 00:36

I don't suppose to new versions will be added; unless bug fixes. Mate is now new development versioning phase, 1.7, like GNOME does. Plus, I provide these packages using Cauldron srpms (which are committed by me) and i intend to keep these sync with Mageia 4 packages; Cauldron is about to version freeze (means no new versions will be added but bugfixes) so you should wait for Mate 1.8 and perhaps Mageia5 development.

Please re-try installing mintmenu package. It should be fixed by now.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby Dupo » Oct 12th, '13, 11:27

Hi,

can you check the pubkey file in media_info directory (for i586 and x86_64 repositories) ? I think it is not correct. MCC packages manager told me that mintmenu package have an invalid signature or a missing signature. I think this file must be updated.

Thanks.

Note: About DockbarX, I saw a package named dockbarx-mate. But you can see here it's in a ppa repository : https://launchpad.net/~dockbar-main/+archive/ppa
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby Dupo » Oct 26th, '13, 23:53

Hi,

is someone tested media keys ? I tested a multimedia keyboard with media keys, but when I pressed volume buttons (raise volume and down volume) or Mute button, it doesn't work on Mageia 3 Mate version. Nothing happens. Is there a solution ?

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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby ralgith » Nov 24th, '13, 18:39

Any news on this front? I really want to see an official release of Mate with Mageia 4 :)
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby doktor5000 » Nov 24th, '13, 20:00

Please check the documentation, Mate is in the repositories now:

https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Mageia_4_beta1#Mate
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Mageia_4_Errata#Mate
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Feature:Mate

The same applies for Cinnamon.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby ralgith » Nov 25th, '13, 00:04

Well, that's great news. However, it doesn't tell me if all the outstanding issues raised in this thread have been fixed. I'm fully up to date from the Mate for Mageia 3 repo and still having the issue with the "window decoration" (minimize, maximize/restore, and close buttons and the title bar) not appearing. I guess I was hoping for information on this project as a whole and didn't make that clear ;)
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby tarakbumba » Nov 26th, '13, 01:44

ralgith wrote:Well, that's great news. However, it doesn't tell me if all the outstanding issues raised in this thread have been fixed. I'm fully up to date from the Mate for Mageia 3 repo and still having the issue with the "window decoration" (minimize, maximize/restore, and close buttons and the title bar) not appearing. I guess I was hoping for information on this project as a whole and didn't make that clear ;)

Please, do you see any errors in /var/log/xorg.log and ~/.xsession-errors? Copy them a pastebin and link here. I also using mate on my laptop mga3 and did not encounter this problem...
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby ralgith » Nov 26th, '13, 04:22

Both files are attached, and both have errors in them.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby ralgith » Nov 26th, '13, 04:24

Also, where is mdm? I've noticed it isn't available and I'd rather use it over gdm or kdm.
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