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[openFATE 312946] Mate repo for openSUSE
Feature changed by: Rajko Matovic (rajko_m)
Feature #312946, revision 8
Title: Mate repo for openSUSE

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: ursan marius bogdan (creatura85)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
Around the world users still like the Gnome 2 DE. Gnome2 has forked now
in to Mate DE https://github.com/Perberos/Mate-Desktop-Environment , so
i think that beside a kde3 repo, a Mate repo for Gnome2 users of
openSUSE is needed.

Business case (Partner benefit):
openSUSE.org: The Mate repo can be used by users who cant run Gnome3 or
for users that don`t like Gnome3 but still like Gnome2, old school
look.

Discussion:
#1: Ilya Chernykh (ansus) (2011-11-13 02:37:52)
Linux Mint reported 40% increase in user base due the fact they stick
with Gnome 2.
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1847

#2: ursan marius bogdan (creatura85) (2011-11-17 14:43:43) (reply to
#1)
That`s true, i wonder if this can boost openSUSE in popularity as well :)

+ #4: Rajko Matovic (rajko_m) (2011-12-26 16:03:53) (reply to #1)
+ What method is used to determine number (40%)? In other words, taking
+ that you don't have registered users as proprietary solutions, how do
+ you count your user base?
+ See this http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/opensuse.org#trafficstats and
+ add whatever site you like in the fields below graph. That is: *
+ expressed in numbers of visitors * it is result of third party service
+ - not a potential self promotion

#3: xitix collian (xitix) (2011-12-01 09:45:29)
It is like Gnome Desktop Environment developers are now working against
Linux... Pure Gnome3 is just a BIG & major regress on Linux desktop, it
makes Linux desktop productivity more difficult and bring useless
features. Even the bars are frozen, you cannot interact, neither visual
customize or configure anything. The only Linux Mint & Mate bring some
hope... I have installed open SUSE just because Linux Mint 12 have some
installation bugs on HP d530 desktop, if no Mate repo I will leave open
SUSE.




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