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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby paschalis.sp » 2016-10-05 21:06

stevepusser wrote:Kaddy has an example earlier in this thread, but I was thinking that you already have one that might be blocking the upgrade.


Here is my apt pinning:

pascal@debian:~$ cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/00stable
Package: *
Pin: release a=stable
Pin-Priority: 900
pascal@debian:~$ cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/10testing
Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 100
pascal@debian:~$ cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/20Debian
Package: *
Pin: release o=Debian
Pin-Priority: -1
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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby stevepusser » 2016-10-05 23:08

You could temporarily disable that pinning file, then see what happens with the upgrade--at least simulate it with the the "-s" flag.

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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby paschalis.sp » 2016-10-06 05:15

stevepusser wrote:You could temporarily disable that pinning file, then see what happens with the upgrade--at least simulate it with the the "-s" flag.

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apt-get -s upgrade


Thank you. :wink:

Why it needs to remove mate-settings-daemon-pulse?

Will pulseaudio be available after the upgrade?
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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby stevepusser » 2016-10-06 17:13

My guess was that that functionality had been folded into the newer control center instead of being separate--there seems to be a few of those for the new mate-applets, too.
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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby paschalis.sp » 2016-10-06 20:02

stevepusser wrote:My guess was that that functionality had been folded into the newer control center instead of being separate--there seems to be a few of those for the new mate-applets, too.


Do you mean that is integrated to the new mate control center and the applets?
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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby stevepusser » 2016-12-06 23:38

Updated mate-desktop, libmateweather, and mate-terminal to 1.16.1, and added mate-optimus, which is a panel applet to display the status and control the use of the Nvidia GPU in Optimus systems.
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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby NFT5 » 2017-01-12 02:29

Installed MATE 1.14 from stevepusser's repo.

Works just fine, except that a few applications (Synaptic, galculator, Grub Customizer and SciTE) lost formatting in their menu bars. So, what I had was like:
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File    Edit    View    History


In addition, the height of the menu bars reduced to that of the font.

Quite a lot of searching indicated it was a GTK related problem but I had no success in finding a specific answer. However, there was mention of some packages that assist in unifying the look when apps from different desktops are used. So, I installed gtk2-engines-qtcurve. This pulled in kde-style-qtcurve and I also installed gtk2-engines-oxygen (to match the icon set that I use).

Problem solved.
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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby stevepusser » 2017-01-12 03:35

Hmm--the reports that get to me say that most of the updaters are using the 1.16.1 OBS repo instead of the 1.14 one. That one seems to be more gtk 2 centric than the upstream Debian 1.14 version--I ported 1.16.1 from a PPA that was aiming to build against gtk 2 to avoid theming issues. I've had reports that the Arc theme works really we1l.
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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby NFT5 » 2017-01-12 05:04

Sorry Steve, my mistake. :oops: 1.16, not 1.14, from your Opensuse repo.

Haven't tried the Arc theme, but will when I get a chance.

Really just wanted to post up the solution. For once Google failed me and it was only following a series of links that seemed to confirm the GTK2 issue. The fix was a bit of a wild guess but I was pleasantly surprised when it worked.
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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby stevepusser » 2017-01-23 20:56

Just wanted to mention that the Debian 8.7 updates mentioned that they fixed the stock 1.8 weather widget by switching the weather data provider.
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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby NFT5 » 2017-01-24 07:24

:lol: Of course they did. A week after I got jack of not having my weather widget and took the risk of creating a FrankenDebian by installing MATE 1.16. Not rolling back now - it works just fine.
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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby None1975 » 2017-01-24 11:12

NFT5 wrote: and took the risk of creating a FrankenDebian by installing MATE 1.16. Not rolling back now - it works just fine.

This thing will keep mutating....sooner or later it will brake. Believe me :)
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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby stevepusser » 2017-01-24 14:42

No, I didn't configure it to build a brake system...
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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby stevepusser » 2017-04-26 04:40

I made a new Jessie OBS repository for MATE 1.18 and did a test upgrade on a 1.16 installation I had in a virtual machine. It went smoothly and I don't see any theme issues with what I'm using, but users should be aware that 1.18 is now all GTK 3, all the time, so any GTK 3 themes must work with Jessie's 3.14.

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Re: Mate 1.14 on Debian Jessie?

Postby Frotz » 2017-05-10 02:43

Is this usable with Stretch?
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