I've building rpm's of the MATE desktop for fedora 16 and provide them in own unofficially repo.
MATE is a fork of gnome2.
After that you've a minimal save Mate deskop and 4 new repos.
The last last repo isn't enabeled as default. You have to enable it in the yum configuration.
I've used fedora spec files as based for my rpm's. So i think they are fedora compatible.
If you find problems or bugs pls post them in the MATE forum if it's more mate specific otherwise here.
Enjoy the MATE feeling
Mate packages for fc17 are now available.
yum install https://dl.dropbox.com/u/49862637/Mate-desktop/fedora_17/mate-desktop-fedora-updates/noarch/mate-desktop-release-17-4.fc17.noarch.rpm
yum groupinstall MATE-Desktop
- caja-terminal (embedded terminal)
- mdm (gdm fork)
- bastile (seahorse fork)
- idol (fork of totem-2.32)
- rejilla (fork of basero-2.32)
In mate-desktop-fedora-updates repo you'll find a compiz mate fork from stable compiz-0.88 packages, which are adjusted for mate.
gconf to mateconf
metacity to marco for gtk-window-decorator
yum install compiz compiz-mate compizconfig-backend-mateconf compiz-plugins-main compiz-plugins-main-mate compiz-plugins-extra compiz-plugins-extra-mate compiz-plugins-unsupported compiz-plugins-unsupported-mate compiz-manager ccsm fusion-icon emerald emerald-themes
To avoid theme inconsistencies between gtk2 and gtk3 applications use 'mate-themes-extras' wich include themes for GTK2/3.
f17 --- mate-themes-extras2
f18 --- mate-themes-extras3
New since 20.06.2012
There is a respin of fc17 which comes with Mate-Desktop as the default desktop.
see this topic for instructions.
New since 24.09.2012
I've update compiz for mate, improvements and changes are...
-- fix compiz and gtk window decoration button placement (bug), see http://forums.mate-desktop.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=818
-- move compiz packages from 'mate-desktop-fedora-new-application-testing' to 'mate-desktop-fedora' repo.
-- add compiz-mate-gtk binary
This means you can start compiz during desktop start with a mate-conf key.
All you need is to set this mate-conf settings.
mateconftool-2 --set /desktop/mate/session/required_components/windowmanager --type string compiz-mate-gtk
Or use mate-conf-editor for setting the key.
The Mate-desktop starts directly with compiz yet.
Don't forget to disable fusion-icon in auto start if you use this for starting compiz!
You can use 'fusion-icon -n' for disable start compiz with fusion-icon.
New release file for f17
remove obsolete information about compiz installation
fix install instructions
Additional MATE repository for fedora 18
In the last 2 month i was thinking a lot in which form i do the release for f18.
I decided not to do a full release against official fedora Mate-Desktop for f18, because in the end it is double work.
And i prefer to have more beach, sun, girls and beer the next year
I know the f18 mate release is far away frrom perfect, a little buggy and not complete.
Also they used Mate-1.5.x, which is an development release.
My second thougt to release an stable 1.4.0 release which you know from f16/f17 makes also no sense, because if Mate release 1.6 in maybe march, i have to update too.
And in the end it's double work again.
The best solution in my eyes is to provide an extra repo which include additional MATE packages.
a) additional package from the community
b) official packages from Mate which aren't build in fedora yet.
- mate-disk-utility (palimpset fork)
yum install https://dl.dropbox.com/u/105479527/Mate-Desktop/fedora-release-extra-18/mate-desktop-fedora/noarch/mate-desktop-extra-release-18-1.fc18.noarch.rpm
You can install the packages via yum yet. I also add a group install information which installs all packages except mate-mplayer (rpmfusion needed)
yum groupinstall mate-desktop-extra
The extra repo based on mate-1.5 packages and is full compatible to fedora's mate-desktop.
I've bring back compiz-0.88 in fedora f18 repos and they are hopefully available the next week in updates-testing.
I hope this is also a compromise for you and you will use the repo.
The linuxmint guys did some great work with mintmenu the last weeks, it works well now with MATE-1.5.x/1.6.x
So i decided to povide this Advanced MATE Menu in the f18 repo, feel free to test it.
Additional MATE repository for fedora 19
This is an additional reop for forthcoming fedora 19 release, which includes community packages which aren't in fedora's official repo's.
They are full compatible with MATE-1.6 and fedora's MATE packages.
Caja Terminal is a terminal embedded in Caja, the MATE's file browser.
It is always open in the current folder, and follows the navigation
(like an automated "cd" command).
mate-color-manager is a session framework that makes it easy to manage, install
and generate color profiles in the MATE desktop.
This package contains the Palimpsest disk management application.
Palimpsest supports partitioning, file system creation, encryption,
RAID, SMART monitoring, etc.
MATE MPlayer is a simple GUI for MPlayer. It is intended to be a nice tight
player and provide a simple and clean interface to MPlayer. MATE MPlayer has
a rich API that is exposed via DBus. Using DBus you can control a single or
multiple instances of MATE MPlayer from a single command.
This package provides a full-featured binary.
MATE Nettool is a front-end to various networking command line
tools, like ping, netstat, ifconfig, whois, traceroute, finger.
-- gnome-colors-icon-theme (useful for mate-themes-extras)
-- python-caja (needed for caja-terminal)
yum install https://dl.dropbox.com/u/105479527/Mate-Desktop/fedora-release-extra-19/mate-desktop-fedora/noarch/mate-desktop-extra-release-19-1.fc19.noarch.rpm
Now you can install the packages via yum. I also add a group install information which installs all packages except mate-mplayer (rpmfusion needed)
yum groupinstall mate-desktop-extra
Feel free to test and use those packages.
Do you wanna quick help?
Pls join us at freenode irc, chanel #fedora-mate .
I did removed mintmenu from f18/19 repos, because it is now in fedora's repos for F17/18/19
caja-dropbox is now available at rpmfusion-nonfree for f19/f18/f20
more moves to fedora repos.