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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RE[2]: Comment by Sodki
by Sodki on Thu 4th Apr 2013 03:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Sodki"
Sodki
Member since:
2005-11-10

Its going to be fascinating to see how they milk a usable interface out of Gnome Shell for RHEL7.


I'm not really sure how they are going to manage it. RHEL 7 is going to be based on Fedora 18, which has GNOME 3.6 (not bad) and also MATE 1.4. I suspected that bringing MATE into Fedora 18 was a key play for RHEL 7, but I've been told that GNOME 3 will be the default desktop on it, so I'm a bit confused. I guess sysadmins will have the choice of keeping people on a GNOME 2 interface with RHEL 7, using the official RHEL 7 MATE packages. That is not bad news for enterprise environments.

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RE[3]: Comment by Sodki
by Rahul on Thu 4th Apr 2013 06:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Sodki"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

MATE in Fedora was introduced and continues to be maintained by volunteer developers and have nothing to do with Red Hat or RHEL. Most Fedora packages are maintained by volunteers these days and have nothing to do with Red Hat.

GNOME 3 in large part is developed by the Red Hat desktop team and will end up as default for RHEL 7 with KDE as a alternative as always.

Now EPEL add-on repository might include MATE just like it includes Xfce right now but again, that is a volunteer driven project.

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RE[4]: Comment by Sodki
by marcp on Thu 4th Apr 2013 23:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Sodki"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

Still, Fedora is being sponsored by Red Hat ;)

I'm not saying that Mate is connected in any way to Red Hat, though. It isn't. And It's actually pretty cool, fast, repsonsive and looks nice. I never liked Gnome, but Mate with updated dependencies, themes, etc looks nice.

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