Adys wrote:This post is not a technical one. I apologize in advance for that.
Adys wrote:@gapan, please correct the "news" announcement to specify you are releasing a beta1 version. Both the "news" page and in the main page of the web site, the news item says "Salix 13.37 MATE" or something alike, but the title of the news item doesn't mention it is a beta1 release (as the title of this topic indeed says it is, as also in DW).
Thanks, done. Since over half a day ago actually.
Adys wrote:PS: @gapan it could be useful to mention the expected minimum and recommended hardware requirements in the OP. If that info is currently unknown, then it could be useful to request such feedback info from beta testers (and from the MATE developers).
Should be about the same as with the xfce edition. I ran it in a VM with 490MB of RAM and after login, MATE consumes a total of 140MB.
djemos wrote:gimp in mate needs some packages to installed and add to melt packages-full list.
They are ilmbase, openexr, libwmf
to see them just run gimp in a xterm.
Those are not really dependencies. They are only needed by a couple of plugins. Gimp still works without them. It's just that some very rare formats can't be used. They were left out on purpose, just as they were left out on purpose in all other releases. They are listed as suggestions in the package manager too.
I installed and i fully tested mate. I remember old good days of gnome.
Salix Mate is very good version of Salix and works fine.
Gapan, Great job !!!!!!!!
DavidMcCann wrote:Whaaw is a mess (as usual):
But it does function properly, doesn't it? Were these before or after installing multimedia codecs? Some apps are more verbose than others I guess.
DavidMcCann wrote:Parole works perfectly, but installing with Gslapt brought in all of Xfce from the look of it
Of course. That's why parole isn't an options for any other edition.
DavidMcCann wrote:Mate needs an equivalent to Gnome-mplayer.
You can still use gnome-mplayer. There is nothing gnome-specific to it, despite the name. But we can't include it by default, we need a gstreamer based player as the default player.