MATE 'base' desktop is ready for anyone to test it.

Kevin Oberman kob6558 at
Wed Aug 1 16:10:19 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 4:09 AM, Andrew W. Nosenko
<andrew.w.nosenko at> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 7:09 AM, Kevin Oberman <kob6558 at> wrote:
>> Looks like MATE is gathering steam. I saw that Fedora is switching
>> from Gnome3 to MATE
> Are you sure?  Can you point me to announce, e-mail in mailing list or
> something like that?  Not the messages like "now MATE available for
> Fedora", but "Fedora prefers MATE over Gnome3" or "MATE is the default
> DE for Fedora replacing Gnome3", or something like that.
> Reason: Fedora is RedHat project.  Gnome3 driven by RedHat people
> mostly.  Therefore, "Fedora switches from Gnome to MATE" essencially
> would to mean "RedHat switches has focus from Gnome to MATE" that
> would to mean "Gnome loses the major supporter and driving force".
> Therefore: please, point me to the source of your "Fedora is switching
> from Gnome3 to MATE" statement or be more accurate in citing and/or
> interpretation.
> "MATE proposed to inclusion into Fedora 18" absolutelly not equal to
> "MATE replaces Gnome3 in in Fedora 18" nor "Fedora 18 switches from
> Gnome3 to MATE".
> --
> Andrew W. Nosenko <andrew.w.nosenko at>

It reads to me like MATE is planned for 18, but I will concede that I
may be reading too much into it.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
E-mail: kob6558 at

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