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* Targeted release: [[Releases/19 | Fedora 19 ]]  
* Targeted release: [[Releases/19 | Fedora 19 ]]  
* Last updated: 2013-03-14
* Last updated: 2013-04-20
* Percentage of completion: 80%
* Percentage of completion: 100%
* Fedora 16/17/18 are already running MATE Desktop 1.5.5 which is the development release of 1.6
* MATE 1.6 release and all packages built for Fedora 19.
* MATE 1.5 code mature, 1.6 release by mid April 2013, and is working great.
* To do: None.
* To do: Finish spin, update all packages to 1.6 final version.
== Detailed Description ==
== Detailed Description ==

Latest revision as of 02:22, 21 April 2013


[edit] MATE Desktop 1.6

[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


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

[edit] Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 19
  • Last updated: 2013-04-20
  • Percentage of completion: 100%
  • MATE 1.6 release and all packages built for Fedora 19.
  • To do: None.

[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

Fix deprecations in core packages (Deprecated code)
Caja improvements
Improve trash management of removable devices
Update dbus interface (#3)
Fix back vs parent directory selection (#19)
Atril improvements
Add xps backend (5ad9169)
Panel improvements
Add –run-dialog option
Control center improvements
Set metacity theme if compiz or metacity are running
Use same GNOME proxy settings in gsettings-desktop-schemas
Add option(s) to show notifications only on one screen (#4)
Window list: middle click button to close window (6d3058da)
Themes improvement
Add GTK3 support for most themes
Add support for mpris2 to mate-settings-daemon (#7)
Replace mate-doc-utils with itstools (#2)
Fix all incorrect FSF addresses
Replace MateConf with GSettings
Replace MateCorba with DBus
Support systemd-logind
Replace MateVfs with GIO
Remove libmateui (unused), libmatecanvas (unused), libmatecomponent and libmatecomponentui (replace with dbus)
Remove libmate (mate-open replaced with gvfs-open, gsettings schemas moved to mate-desktop package)
Support opening a remote terminal in mate-file-manager-open-terminal (#2)
Move mixer applet to mate-media package (#22)
Improvements to mate-calc
Update to newest non-Vala gcalctool
Add buttons to support inverse trig functions (#6)
Sync translations
Update .desktop files to indicate MATE variants.

[edit] How To Test

Install off Netinstall CD, DVD, or yum.

[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

X11, Lightdm, systemd/logind, GTK2, python, 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 second release of MATE Desktop for Fedora. It brings back a classic, intuitive, and easy to use desktop that users have been long requesting.
  • For support please join #Fedora-MATE or #MATE on freenode irc or file a bug in redhat bugzilla.

[edit] Comments and Discussion