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* Name: [[User:Vicodan| Dan Mashal]]
 
* Name: [[User:Vicodan| Dan Mashal]]
* Email: dan.mashal AT fedoraproject.org
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* Email: dan.mashal AT fedoraproject DOT org
  
 
== Co-maintainers ==
 
== Co-maintainers ==
  
 
* Name: [[User:Rdieter | Rex Dieter]]
 
* Name: [[User:Rdieter | Rex Dieter]]
* Email: rdieter AT fedoraproject.org
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* Email: rdieter AT fedoraproject DOT org
  
 
== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
  
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/18 | Fedora 18 ]]  
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/18 | Fedora 18 ]]  
* Last updated: 2012-09-25
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* Last updated: 2012-10-15
* Percentage of completion: 90%
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* Percentage of completion: 100%
* [[User:Tagoh | Tagoh]] of i18n team has offered support to update imsettings for MATE Desktop
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* [[User:Tagoh | Tagoh]] of i18n team has offered support to update imsettings for MATE Desktop - [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=866328 mate-imsettings]
  
  
Update 09-25-2012: Almost all packages approved. The feature is almost complete. Have a working desktop. Working out the final kinks.
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Update 10-11-2012: All packages approved and pushed to Fedora 18 stable. Comps commit made, is visible in Anaconda. Works out of the box after Anaconda install. Currently using lightdm. Still working out final kinks.
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Setting up a QA test day.
  
 
http://i.imgur.com/k5LWa.jpg
 
http://i.imgur.com/k5LWa.jpg
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[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=851890 mate-window-manager] -- Approved.  <br>
 
[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=851890 mate-window-manager] -- Approved.  <br>
 
[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=847419 mate-polkit] -- Approved. <br>
 
[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=847419 mate-polkit] -- Approved. <br>
[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=853692 mate-settings-daemon] -- Submitted for review.  <br>
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[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=853692 mate-settings-daemon] -- Approved.  <br>
[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=853694 mate-control-center] -- Submitted for review. <br>
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[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=853694 mate-control-center] -- Approved. <br>
[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id= mate-panel] -- not ready yet. <br>
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[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=860518 mate-panel] -- Approved. <br>
[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=844162 mate-session-manager] -- not ready yet <br>
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[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=853692 mate-settings-daemon] -- Approved. <br>
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[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=860521 mate-session-manager] -- Approved. <br>
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[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=860515 mate-themes] -- Approved. <br>
  
 
== How To Test ==
 
== How To Test ==
  
Upon approval of all packages a user would type "yum groupinstall @MATE-Desktop" and it would be added to their list of sessions to log in to on start up. <br>
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Upon approval of all packages (and changes to comps git) a user would type "yum install @mate-desktop" and it would be added to their list of sessions to log in to on start up. <br>  
A "nice to have" feature would be to be included in the Anaconda install from the DVD. <br>
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A "nice to have" feature would be to be included in the Anaconda install from the DVD (from my understanding commit to comps would cover this). <br>
  
 
== User Experience ==
 
== User Experience ==
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== Dependencies ==
 
== Dependencies ==
  
Please see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=840149 for more information.
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Please see [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=840149 MATE-DE-Tracker] for more information.
  
 
The main dependencies required by this package are python, GTK2, automake, libtool, gettext and pkgconfig.
 
The main dependencies required by this package are python, GTK2, automake, libtool, gettext and pkgconfig.
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== Release Notes ==
 
== Release Notes ==
  
* This is the initial release of MATE Desktop for Fedora 18. It brings back a classic, intuitive, and easy to use desktop that users have been long requesting.
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* This is the initial release of MATE Desktop for Fedora 17/18. It brings back a classic, intuitive, and easy to use desktop that users have been long requesting.
* Release notes will be further updated as the completion of the project draws near. The project is currently 85% complete.
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* Release notes will be further updated as the completion of the project draws near. The import of the base packages is 100% complete. Extras are slowly being added.
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* For support please join #Fedora-MATE or #MATE on freenode irc or file a bug in redhat bugzilla.
  
 
== Comments and Discussion ==
 
== Comments and Discussion ==

Latest revision as of 10:01, 27 November 2012

Contents

[edit] MATE Desktop

[edit] Summary

MATE Desktop is based on GNOME 2 and provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to Linux users who seek a simple, easy to use traditional interface.

[edit] Owners

  • Name: Dan Mashal
  • Email: dan.mashal AT fedoraproject DOT org

[edit] Co-maintainers

  • Name: Rex Dieter
  • Email: rdieter AT fedoraproject DOT org

[edit] Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 18
  • Last updated: 2012-10-15
  • Percentage of completion: 100%
  • Tagoh of i18n team has offered support to update imsettings for MATE Desktop - mate-imsettings


Update 10-11-2012: All packages approved and pushed to Fedora 18 stable. Comps commit made, is visible in Anaconda. Works out of the box after Anaconda install. Currently using lightdm. Still working out final kinks.

Setting up a QA test day.

http://i.imgur.com/k5LWa.jpg

[edit] Detailed Description

MATE is a traditional Gnome 2 like desktop user interface. Many users have expressed interest in this feature since Fedora 15 in which Fedora was switched from Gnome 2 to Gnome 3.

For the advanced user that doesn't want a cutting edge desktop and just wants to keep it simple this is perfect for them.

The popularity of MATE Desktop is very high. It is one of the 2 choices of DE's for Linux Mint which is one of the most popular Linux distros out right now.

[edit] Benefit to Fedora

  • Attract new users to Fedora.
  • Give users another choice and freedom to choose what type of DE/WM they would like to use. This is one of the core foundations of the Fedora project.

[edit] Scope

MATE DE tracker bug

List of packages being imported in to fedora:

mate-common -- Approved.
mate-doc-utils -- Approved.
mate-corba -- Approved.
libmatewnck -- Approved.
mate-conf -- Approved.
libmatecomponent -- Approved.
mate-mime-data -- Approved.
mate-vfs -- Approved.
libmate -- Approved.
libmatecanvas -- Approved.
libmatecomponentui -- Approved.
libmatekeyring -- Approved.
mate-keyring -- Approved.
libmateui -- Approved.
libmatenotify -- Approved.
libmatekbd -- Approved.
libmateweather -- Approved.
mate-icon-theme Approved.
mate-dialogs -- Approved.
mate-desktop -- Approved.
mate-file-manager -- Approved.
mate-notification-daemon -- Approved.
mate-backgrounds -- Approved.
mate-menus -- Approved.
mate-window-manager -- Approved.
mate-polkit -- Approved.
mate-settings-daemon -- Approved.
mate-control-center -- Approved.
mate-panel -- Approved.
mate-settings-daemon -- Approved.
mate-session-manager -- Approved.
mate-themes -- Approved.

[edit] How To Test

Upon approval of all packages (and changes to comps git) a user would type "yum install @mate-desktop" and it would be added to their list of sessions to log in to on start up.
A "nice to have" feature would be to be included in the Anaconda install from the DVD (from my understanding commit to comps would cover this).

[edit] User Experience

It will improve the user's desktop experience by giving them another choice of Desktops that they can use with Fedora.

[edit] Dependencies

Please see MATE-DE-Tracker for more information.

The main dependencies required by this package are python, GTK2, automake, libtool, gettext and pkgconfig.

mate-common will provide automake autoconf gettext intltool libtool so that it will not be in every package's buildrequires.

[edit] Contingency Plan

  • If this feature is not ready by the deadline it will be included in the next Fedora release.

[edit] Documentation

  • MATE Desktop website here.

[edit] Release Notes

  • This is the initial release of MATE Desktop for Fedora 17/18. It brings back a classic, intuitive, and easy to use desktop that users have been long requesting.
  • Release notes will be further updated as the completion of the project draws near. The import of the base packages is 100% complete. Extras are slowly being added.
  • For support please join #Fedora-MATE or #MATE on freenode irc or file a bug in redhat bugzilla.

[edit] Comments and Discussion