Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
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Delgarde
Member since:
2008-08-19

A MATE desktop built on GTK3 with the "Mint Menu" would be one of the greatest things ever made.


Just one catch with that - someone has to actually port MATE to GTK3. And while in theory the Gnome devs have already done most of the work in that regard, the MATE devs are still going to be maintaining all the bits that upstream no longer support.

Which, for the most part, are the really ugly pieces that nobody wanted to touch, and had been bitrotting for years in the Gnome repos...

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YEPHENAS Member since:
2008-07-14

It took the Gnome devs almost two years with dozens of developers. And the Mate guys should repeat the same? With how many developers? Two or three? And when they are done they will have ... tada! ... something that is equivalent to Gnome 3 fallback mode.

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Was this directed at me or to the original post? Because you seem to be agreeing with me...

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

It took the Gnome devs almost two years with dozens of developers. And the Mate guys should repeat the same? With how many developers? Two or three? And when they are done they will have ... tada! ... something that is equivalent to Gnome 3 fallback mode.

...which will be depreciated and abandoned soon enough. Once GNOME 3 is able to run without 3D hardware acceleration. So your point is...?

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