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I added http://slackware.org.uk/salix/i486/14.0/ to slapt-get sources, installed the dependencies listed at the beginning of the thread, ran slapt-get --install-set mate, manually installed mate-session-manager from the 13.37 repository, and mate doesn't have a menu or menu-tray. Is this due to the lack of packages in the 14.0 repository that was mentioned earlier?
I'm taking my time, because I decided that's it's probably best to skip MATE 1.4 and wait for MATE 1.6, which will be a huge step forwards, as it will completely deprecate all old-gnome stuff and will also make MATE a lot easier to package/maintain.
That said, I'll probably be able to upload some MATE 1.5 (development release) packages in a week or so, preparing for 1.6.
Just tried Mate 1.2 for Salix64 13.37 on Slackware64 14.0 with dependencies from sbo and so far it works very well. Actually I am amazed. Many thanks for these packages. I will wait for MATE 1.6 patiently. Hopefully MATE could be included in official Slack one day
Only problem I have encountered was clock panel applet not working. But I have fixed it by quick and dirty symlink:
Most likely this is due to different gnutls versions used in Slack 13.37 and 14.0 but thats just a pure speculation
I like MATE even more than I liked GNOME2 One really annoying thing that is still present in MATE is that ugly minimize animation. Possible to turn off but then dragging windows becomes even more ugly. Well hopefully they will fix that some day in a future. Anyways thanks again for bringing this awesome gui into Slackware world
Last edited by Totoro-kun; 12-12-2012 at 09:49 AM.
I've got most of 1.5 packages ready for both i486 and x86_64. I need one or two things and I'll be able to upload them, so probably tomorrow if I find the time or Friday most probably I'll upload them.
Originally Posted by Totoro-kun
Well hopefully they will fix that some day in a future.
If you don't ask them, it will never happen. Go ahead and talk to the mate devs in #mate about it.