Anyone interested in a "GNOME 2 look and feel" remix?

Ben Tinner bentinner at
Thu Oct 24 06:28:21 UTC 2013

Never mind about the question. I have found MATE in the Ubuntu repositories. I am now currently building a Ubuntu 13.10 image with MATE installed.

By the way why the packages for MATE(mate-common) is in universe and not in main?

On Thursday, 24 October 2013, 11:04, Ben Tinner <bentinner at> wrote:

I just want to ask... Is the inclusion of third party repositories allowed? I wanted to include the MATE official repository for the MATE packages.
On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 12:57 AM CST (China) Colin Watson wrote:

>On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 01:29:23PM +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
>> On 23 October 2013 09:41, Ben Tinner <bentinner at> wrote:
>> > I am planning to create a new Ubuntu remix based on the MATE Desktop
>> > Environment.
>> >
>> > This new remix will bring the GNOME 2 look and feel to the power and
>> > stability of Ubuntu.
>> >
>> > Is anyone interested in this project?
>> I suggest that you go and talk to these guys, who did it 18mth ago:
>> Find out why they've not updated it, or perhaps take over their
>> project and revive it...
>And ideally get the relevant sets of packages into Debian. There are
>interested people there too, and it would make a lot of sense not to do
>most of the work twice.
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