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Old 10-07-2012, 09:32 PM   #16
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Gnome-SlackBuilds was a good project. I haven't used it since Slackware v. 12, but it was a very nice piece of work.
 
Old 10-08-2012, 05:06 AM   #17
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Wanting to launch MATESlackBuild Project anyone ?

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I'd like to see a MATESlackBuild project, but won't be taking it on myself. If anyone wants to do that though, I'd be happy to work with the project to make sure that we've got a proper foundation for it, much like we did with GSB.
I had a quick look at the /mate series of Salix. It contains 25 packages, all maintained by George Vlahavas aka gapan. The SLKBUILD's structure is not the same as SlackBuild's. IMHO one of the first things to do by somebody wanting to launch MATESlackBuild project would be to kindly request help from gapan. Any volunteer?

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Old 03-17-2013, 10:23 PM   #18
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Resurrecting an old thread: this is a project I'd be interested in. Has anyone else taken a look at doing something like a MATESlackBuild project? Is anyone using MATE from the Salix repos and if so, how is it working? I think having a standalone MATESlackBuild project would be great.
 
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:05 PM   #19
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If your goal is to use Mate only and not vanilla GNOME, I suggest you the Mate packages from Salix.
 
Old 03-18-2013, 02:20 AM   #20
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The SLKBUILD's structure is not the same as SlackBuild's. IMHO one of the first things to do by somebody wanting to launch MATESlackBuild project would be to kindly request help from gapan. Any volunteer?
Why duplicate efforts? SLKBUILDs are SlackBuilds, only written in a different style, but the result is exactly the same. Just install spkg and slapt-get, point it to the Salix repos and install the whole load. Complete MATE desktop in five minutes, without reinventing the wheel.
 
Old 03-18-2013, 02:26 AM   #21
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Not quite, they have a reliance on another tool to parse them, namely slkbuild. Not a major problem IMHO (install it and you are good to go) but they aren't SlackBuilds, which are self contained and complete shell scripts.
 
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:28 AM   #22
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Just install spkg and slapt-get, point it to the Salix repos and install the whole load. Complete MATE desktop in five minutes, without reinventing the wheel.
I actually like spkg but you don't need to install it (or slapt-get) just grab the packages (with lftp, wget or whatever tool takes your fancy) and install them with installpkg. Also you only need slkbuild if you want to rebuild the packages yourself.
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:38 AM   #23
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Resurrecting an old thread: this is a project I'd be interested in. Has anyone else taken a look at doing something like a MATESlackBuild project? Is anyone using MATE from the Salix repos and if so, how is it working? I think having a standalone MATESlackBuild project would be great.
I used it with 13.37 for a period. I haven't used Mate for a while now, but back then it was still early and had couple issues. It's probably better now. Specifically running on Slackware, i found it to be alright. There was theme issues, and kwin --replace made the cpu go right up. I don't know if this was a kwin conflict with mate or a all window managers other than marco issue.
Salix currently only supports mate under 13.37, and i reinstalled Slackware when 14 came out, rather than upgrade and no longer use Mate.

That's my experience. If you take up the task, good luck Chess.

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:36 AM   #24
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Salix currently only supports mate under 13.37
That is wrong. If you read this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ckware-938148/
you'll see that MATE 1.4 is supported under 14.0 and there are also packages for 1.5. I'll also have 1.6 packages ready for 14.0 probably sometime this weekend.
 
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:50 AM   #25
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MATE 1.6 for Slackware 14.0 is now ready at http://mateslackbuilds.github.com/
 
Old 04-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #26
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That is wrong. If you read this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ckware-938148/
you'll see that MATE 1.4 is supported under 14.0 and there are also packages for 1.5. I'll also have 1.6 packages ready for 14.0 probably sometime this weekend.
Actually i just realized this about four days ago. I made the assumption because the mate edition of Salix isn't released.
Either way, i installed mate 1.4 onto Slackware 14 and it seemed very nice. I can't flaw anything on the default use. Once again though kwin and mate don't get along. The cpu issue is no longer existent but the menus stuff up for some reason; this incompatibility is not limited to Slackware, i have seen the same thing on Debian Wheezy too.
 
  


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