Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 20:43 UTC
Gnome "The team is proud to announce the release of MATE Desktop 1.6. This release is a giant step forward from the 1.4 release. In this release, we have replaced many deprecated packages and libraries with new technologies available in GLib. We have also added a lot of new features to MATE." Look at those screenshots. This is what GNOME is supposed to be: elegant, understated, to-the-point. I should try this.
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by sb56637 on Thu 4th Apr 2013 04:45 UTC
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Congrats to the MATE team for another release. This is a project that I very much admire and want to see succeed.

So, there seem to be two different opinions about the future of MATE. Opponents claim that the code base is a pile of rubbish and also based on GTK2, thus being unsustainable and bound to fizzle. Proponents claim that they are working on GTK3 and are keeping the project alive. What do you think about MATE? Does it have a future? Users who *want* something like this will still be abundant for years to come. But will MATE manage to keep it together and active?

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