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I thought this would interest a few people here. MATE Desktop Environment packages have been added to the Salix 13.37 repositories. These packages work perfectly fine with Slackware 13.37 of course.
For anyone that isn't familiar with MATE, it's a Gnome2 fork that was created when Gnome3 was released with all the resulting drama. The Mate developers seem to have cleaned up most (all?) issues that surfaced from forking and renaming everything and the mate desktop is now on par with Gnome 2.32.x, while also being an active project.
Slackware users that have slapt-get installed, only need to add the salix repository in their package sources and run:
slapt-get --install-set mate
that should take care of everything.
If you want to download and install the packages manually, you can get the packages from the following locations:
and now I can choose MATE in KDM.
default look: http://i41.tinypic.com/t5is5s.jpg
it wasn't good for me so I installed one theme from Bisigi Themes and gtk murrine engine, now I have: http://i39.tinypic.com/2zgcchg.jpg
Thanks Gaspan for this topic, I always like Gnome 2.x and I was sad because now GNOME SlackBuild provides version 3.2 for 13.37.