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MATE is not GNOME 2

MATE is not GNOME 2

Posted Sep 26, 2012 9:36 UTC (Wed) by paulj (subscriber, #341)
In reply to: A lesson by jmalcolm
Parent article: GStreamer 1.0 released

MATE re-uses the GNOME 2 code, but it is not GNOME 2. In particular, because GNOME didn't care about allowing GNOME 2 to co-exist with GNOME 3, the settings keys for MATE are different to GNOME 2.

If MATE were actually GNOME 2, then switching between GNOME 2 and MATE would be completely transparent. It isn't.


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