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Re: Update MATE to 1.24

From: Marius Bakke
Subject: Re: Update MATE to 1.24
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 18:09:02 +0100
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Jonathan Brielmaier <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi folks,
> as the next release is approaching fast, I thought it would be nice to
> have MATE 1.24 in. Compared to other desktop environments (hi GNOME)
> updating is straight forward.
> I tested MATE 1.24 in a VM. There are two problems:
> * MATE suffers from, so you
> can't start any applications from the menu. This is a MAJOR usability
> bug. The fix for it is in core-updates.

There is an easy workaround for this problem though: installing
glib:bin.  We could propagate it for now, or simply add it to

> * atril requires a newer glib/gio (also in core-updates).

Is it just Atril that needs the newer GLib?  We could give Atril its own
version of GLib without having to update the "main" one.

> I have two branches:
> based on master
> based on
> core-updates

Great!  Would you like to apply for a Savannah account so users don't
have to pull from a third party to test it?  I'm happy to vouch for you.


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