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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Re: /etc/ssl stuff
  • From: Nelson Marques <nmo.marques@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:27:13 +0100
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MATE, and Cinnamon differ from standard Gnome, sometimes subtle,
sometimes stark.

Yes Gnome and Cinnamon / Mate base on GTK, but so does LXDE.

Cinnamon is a fork of gnome-shell, as muffin is a fork of mutter; MATE
is a pure fork of GNOME2 base stack.

AFAIK Cinnamon / Mate try to implement the look and feel of
Gnome2/GTK2+ but base on GTK3.

Wrong; MATE will be offering a GTK+-2.0 experince.

So far they try NOT to use any Gnome-Libs.

They forked a lot of libs from GNOME..

The forking of the Apps and Widgets was not needlessly, but to get
the dependencies on Gnome-Libs out of them.

The forking of apps is needlessly because whats the point in forking
GEdit for example? Whats the point of forking the gnome-utils package?
The system I have for MATE integration testing is not using all those
needlessly package forks and using components form GNOME3, which are
more developed (feature wise), look nicer and work as good :)

And the upstream Gnome-Devs would in no way support that kind of
shism internally.
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