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steveL
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kajzer wrote:
btw I need Gentoo MATE but Gentoo MATE doesn't need me
there are 3 people in #gentoo-mate, nobody saying a word for months.

Lurking in a quiet channel, until it's perhaps busier, is a good thing. ;-)

Just use it as an adjunct to #gentoo-desktop and #gentoo-dev-help, and make it your own.

Ask in ##workingset for build-system advice. And don't forget to learn #bash properly.

There is also #cmake which is another quiet one.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 9:56 am    Post subject: Re: Gentoo MATE needs *you* Reply with quote

steveL wrote:
If you use MATE, and want to see it improve, both in Gentoo and for everyone why not become a MATE Desktop Tester?

If you're having trouble getting it started, see this topic.

mods: apologies if this has been announced somewhere; couldn't find it, and seems deserving of user-promotion.
Feel free to delete, if so.

Stuck, at least for a while; or until we find a prior announcement/call for testers, whichever comes first. -- desultory


Hmm, well I got the mate-desktop git repo to build... what exactly is it we should be testing? Thanks in advance..

Edit:
Wrote a simple ebuild for mate-1.14.0 using rinaldus-overlay. Hope it works for everyone.. :)

https://github.com/subzeroifvoidnull/gentoo-mate-desktop
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

davetk wrote:
Hmm, well I got the mate-desktop git repo to build... what exactly is it we should be testing? Thanks in advance..

It will vary over time; ask in #gentoo-desktop on IRC: chat.freenode.net or .org as to what needs doing currently.
The overall goal is stabilisation for the gentoo tree.

Typically projects work in an overlay, then push to the main tree; eg KDE does this, so does haskell, both very successfully.
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Edit:
Wrote a simple ebuild for mate-1.14.0 using rinaldus-overlay. Hope it works for everyone.. :)

That's a good start. :-)

Ask #-desktop and #gentoo-dev-help for review (I'd start with the latter.)

HTH.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a MATE overlay too.

https://github.com/jorgicio/mate-jorgicio

It's somewhat improved and maintained too. You may try it too and sending some feedback through an issue.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case any of the devs are hanging out here: please rev libmateweather.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/libmateweather/issues/30#issuecomment-242190096
The gnomes may want to pay attention as well and update libgweather.

The only problem I can see is that the fix is somewhat incomplete when it comes to forecasts https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2016-August/160896.html.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:55 am    Post subject: What profile should I use to install MATE? Reply with quote

I am preparing fresh Gentoo innstallation and I am planing to use MATE desktop. I have selected

default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop

profile and now I am going to emerge MATE metapackage. But before doing this I want to update my @world, and the emerge command tries to install lots of gnome packages. I suppose I selected not apropriate profile, but I am not sure about it.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same profile here, and I have some 25 packages installed that somehow have "gnome" in the name, or are from gnome-base/gnome-extra.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am (was) running on two different machines both Mate-1.12 and ~Mate-1.14 from Gentoo's portage. With Mate-1.12 -gtk3 the desktops are stable and usable. After switching to Mate-1.12 +gtk3 (Gentoo Stable)things just went wrong.

1. I can't change desktop backgrounds without logging out and then back in.
2. After right clicking a desktop item and selecting an item from the menu, the menus won't disappear and lie there unusable. A second right click pulls up a new menu that will also lie there dead. Dragging any window across these dead menus erases them, but leaves other artifacts on the desktop.
3. Dragging windows across the desktop leaves a dark gray or black image where the windows use to be placed.

Logging out and back in returns the desktop to normal where these problems just start all over again. If I enable the "software composting manager" things settle down a little but it makes the fonts much more difficult to read and doesn't solve the background or right click problem.

Some applications, "Steam Linux Client" mostly open in a huge black window with the Steam Client interface in the upper right corner of the black window and bounces around in an erratic manner. This one is ugly and makes the Steam Client all but unusable. (might be an nvidia-drivers issue but I am unsure of this at the moment).

Moving one of the systems back to Mate-1.12 -gtk3 makes it completely stable and usable again.

I have managed to get the other system to run ~Mate-1.14 +gtk3 performing better, but it still suffers from the background and right click issues and I have to disable the "software composting manager" before it stops leaving artifacts on the desktop when dragging windows.

Has anyone one else experienced these problems and if so how have you solved them.

TIA..... :)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When will 1.18 stabilize? I'm running it on a few machines, including FreeBSD, and it looks good. Even managed to disable the annoying tooltips (mostly ...), and powermanager/suspend on lid is finally working.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OldTango wrote:
Has anyone one else experienced these problems and if so how have you solved them.

YES! I tried going back to gtk2 but it was worse. I'm probably mixing gtk2 and gtk3. I'll try moving all mate stuff back to gtk2 and report back. I also boot lumina so I will do my emerge's there.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem seems to be solved. I rebuilt everything in the chain with -gtk3. It took 25 minutes. Initially portage took 23 minutes just to fail to resolve and tell me emerge 1.18, but tracking down mate-common fixed it.

Here are excerpts from my package.use
Code:
tony@X3 ~ $ grep -- -gtk3 /etc/portage/package.use
dev-libs/libmateweather  -python -gtk3
mate-base/caja -gtk3
mate-base/libmatekbd -gtk3
mate-base/mate -extras notification -gtk3
mate-base/mate-applets -gtk3
mate-base/mate-applets-meta sensors netspeed -gtk3
mate-base/mate-control-center -gtk3
mate-base/mate-control-center -gtk3
mate-base/mate-desktop -gtk3
mate-base/mate-menus introspection -gtk3
mate-base/mate-desktop    introspection -gtk3
mate-base/mate-panel  -gtk3
mate-base/mate-session-manager -gtk3
mate-base/mate-settings-daemon -gtk3
mate-extra/mate-media -gtk3
mate-extra/mate-screensaver -gtk3
mate-extra/mate-sensors-applet   -gtk3 lm_sensors hddtemp -dbus # big startup delay without dbus
net-analyzer/mate-netspeed -gtk3
x11-terms/mate-terminal -gtk3
>=x11-wm/marco-1.12.1-r1 -gtk3
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe i build mate without opengl support and get drawing problem, and even transparent background in mate-terminal is not transparent it's black

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[I] mate-base/mate
Available versions: 1.12-r1 ~1.14 ~1.16 ~1.18 {+base -bluetooth +extras gtk3 help +notification +themes}
Installed versions: 1.12-r1( 6:39:42 10.10.2017)(base extras gtk3 notification themes -bluetooth -help)
Homepage: http://mate-desktop.org
Description: Meta ebuild for MATE, a traditional desktop environment

[I] x11-terms/mate-terminal
Available versions: 1.12.1 ~1.12.1-r1 ~1.14.1-r1 ~1.16.1-r2 ~1.18.1 {gtk3}
Installed versions: 1.12.1( 6:23:44 10.10.2017)(gtk3)
Homepage: https://mate-desktop.org
Description: The MATE Terminal



Maybe i should USE=-gtk3 flag or i need update mate with recent version i.e. mate-1.18 with ~amd64 keyword?????
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