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

Tom H tomh0665 at
Mon Oct 28 11:39:04 UTC 2013

On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 9:57 PM, Caleb Howland
<sonikkuamerica365 at> wrote:
>> Don't LXDE and XFCE rely on GTK+ 2?
>> Using that rationale, should they also be avoided? :)
> Well, Tom, XFCE is making its way to GTK+ 3 (slowly but surely), and LXDE is
> getting ported to Qt. My point is that MATE is (at least apparently) not
> getting ported to either of these modern toolkits. Correct me if I’m wrong.

AFAIK, MATE's working on a transition to GTK+ 3 but Liam thisnk that
they've given up and you don't think that they're doing it, so we'll

I tried MATE for the first time about ten days ago and felt that I'd
gone back in time to some retro universe. So if MATE disappears
because of its reliance on GTK+ 2, I won't be shedding any tears...

I'd forgotten that LXDE was merging with Razor and transitioning to QT.

There's currently a flame war of sorts on debian-devel about GNOME and
systemd and default dekstop and defaulkt init, and one of the
anti-XFCE points that's been made is that upstream's not very active.
So "slowly" seem accurate; some people might not agree with the

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