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Please tell Linus Gnome 2 is still around

 
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tpgbz4z



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:23 pm    Post subject: Please tell Linus Gnome 2 is still around Reply with quote

Sorry if I'm late on this and you've already talked about it.

I'm surprised to read (LXF150 November 2011 page 12 Newsbytes) that Linus Torvalds ditched Gnome 3 for Xfce then complained that Xfce is still a step down from Gnome 2.

I use Gnome 2.30.2 on Debian 6. Would someone please tell him it's still available?

Thank you.
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johnhudson
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For how long? Is there a community of developers willing to spend time on it? Interestingly, KDE3 is still being maintained even though I don't think there is a distro that ships with it - so that may be an option for Gnome 2.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's something called the "MATE" project (can't find a proper site for it at the mo) which aims to continue the Gnome 2.x codebase.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear Mint 12 will offer MATE as an option...
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FranBlakes



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any news on the MATE project?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FranBlakes wrote:
Any news on the MATE project?


It's in Mint 12 but still a bit rough round the edges. Mint recommend default is a gnome-2-ified gnome 3 layer whose name/acronym I can't remember: gsoh or something Wink
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