Please tell Linus Gnome 2 is still around

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Please tell Linus Gnome 2 is still around

Postby tpgbz4z » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:23 pm

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?

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Postby johnhudson » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:34 pm

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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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:25 am

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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Postby heiowge » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:12 am

I hear Mint 12 will offer MATE as an option...
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Postby FranBlakes » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:46 pm

Any news on the MATE project?
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Postby guy » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:43 pm

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 ;)
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