MATE 桌面环境 是 GNOME 2 的一个分支,旨在使用传统的方式，为Linux用户提供一个有吸引力的和直观的桌面. 更多信息, 请看 this forum thread.
MATE 现在位于 GitHub:
要通过 pacman 安装稳定版本的 MATE ， 添加下面几行到
[mate] Server = http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/archlinux/$arch
# pacman -Syy
# pacman -S mate
一些人可能对从mate-extra 组 (大部分是组里的包的副本)安装某些包感兴趣:
# pacman -S mate-extra
# pacman -S mate-extras
You are very likely to get file conflicts when installing. Simply rename the offending files or install with the
--force flag. You will also require dbus.
GTK+ 3 版本
An experimental GTK+ 3 build of MATE can be installed with broken link: package not found] and [broken link: package not found] groups. While it works mostly, there are few known issues with caja, eom, marco, mate-control-center, mate-netbook, mate-notification-daemon, mate-panel and pluma.[
Consider the following community efforts, cf. forum:
为了手动启动 MATE , 需要添加
It is important to note that many GNOME core applications are rebranded for MATE, as per the licensing terms. Here is a simple Rosetta Stone of GNOME -> MATE applications.
- Nautilus 重命名为 caja
- Metacity 重命名为 marco
- Gconf 重命名为 mate-conf
Other applications and core components prefixed with GNOME (such as GNOME Panel, GNOME Menus etc) have simply had the prefix renamed "MATE" and become MATE Panel and MATE Menus.
Not all of the GNOME extra applications (built for GTK2) have been forked yet. 下面的扩展应用程序在 MATE 中可用:
- Totem (mate-video-player)
- Eye of GNOME (mate-image-viewer)
- Gedit (mate-text-editor)
- File Roller (mate-file-archiver)
- GNOME Panel applets (mate-applets)
- GNOME Terminal (mate-terminal)
如果你使用 NetworkManager 连接互联网, 可以为 GTK2 nm-applet 从 AUR 安装AUR. You will need to modify the PKGBUILD to depend on mate-bluetooth rather than gnome-bluetooth to prevent a recursive dependency on gnome-desktop.
Using Compiz Fusion sans Emerald
If you would like to use Marco with Compiz Fusion, install and start Compiz Fusion as you would normally and install the package gtk-window-decorator and run the following command to create a symlink:
# ln -s /usr/lib/libmarco-private.so.0 /usr/lib/libmetacity-private.so.0
Enable the Window Decoration plugin in the Compiz Fusion settings manager and use
as the command. However, without recompiling gtk-window-decorator, the necessary mateconf keys will not be created and you will be stuck with Cairo based decorations. It may be possible to create these keys yourself.
You may find that Qt4 applications are not inheriting the GTK2 theme like they should. This can be fixed easily by installing
--force flag. If the problem persists, run qtconfig and setting GTK+ as GUI style under System ⇒ Preferences ⇒ QT4 Settings.