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James C


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PostPosted: Mon 13 Aug 2012, 07:56    Post subject:  

Precise-MATE looking good and working well here so far. Smile
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Jejy69

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Aug 2012, 16:16    Post subject:  

Hello !

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Your Mate desktop is fantastic using the precise base. Very Happy Also the integration with the pup menu appears to be flawless. This is the best gnome implementation that I've seen in puppy.

It's working great with my usual applications.

The only problem that I've noted so far is that my Logitech receiver will not connect to the mouse until it is unplugged and replugged. This is probably a problem with the kernel as I've experience this problem with other pups.


I feel that I reach my goal Very Happy . I hope your issue'll be fixed in the next release of Precise.
Now, I wait an update for others mate applications like the terminal, and a Precise updated.
Thanks to try all ! Smile
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Jim1911

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Aug 2012, 17:11    Post subject:  

Jejy69 wrote:

I feel that I reach my goal Very Happy . I hope your issue'll be fixed in the next release of Precise.
Now, I wait an update for others mate applications like the terminal, and a Precise updated.
Thanks to try all ! Smile
Looking forward to your future releases. Can we expect a MATE_desktop.sfs that may work with other pups such as Slacko or just updated iso as precise is updated?

Cheers, Very Happy
jim
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Aug 2012, 16:45    Post subject:  

muy bueno amigo .
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Jejy69

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Aug 2012, 17:06    Post subject:  

A Mate SFS ? Yes sure !
I need more time, there are some libraries... But it's possible.
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Eyes-Only


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PostPosted: Tue 21 Aug 2012, 11:21    Post subject:  

Hi Jejy!

WOW!! Shocked This latest Mate which you've based upon Precise... I think this is the "way to go" if at all possible - although I do realise how difficult it is to maintain two builds of Mate upon two versions of Puppy. ( Meaning: One Mate desktop per Slackware base and one for Precise. ) However, for those of us who are completely unable to run the Slacko version of Puppy but would still like to have a modern, updated, Puppy with new kernel and latest possible software ( not to mention the long-term service offered by Ubuntu Precise ), and if Debian-based builds run perfectly fine upon our machines, then it only seems logical to keep maintaining such a version for us if at all possible. I just so wished that I could do it for you so as to take the burden from off your shoulders as you are doing so much hard work around here!

And so very many of us appreciate it as well!

At any rate, you've now created this Mate-1.4 desktop upon Ubuntu Precise so that as long as I remain upon this planet at least I'll have a modern and updated Puppy that I can so easily enjoy on my piece-of-junk computer.

Vive Jejy69! Wink Merci mille fois mon chum, et mille fois plus! ( "Long live Jejy69! Thanks a million buddy, and a million times more!" )

Cheers/Amicalement,

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peebee


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PostPosted: Sat 25 Aug 2012, 16:03    Post subject:  

Hi Jejy

Just wanted to report how well Precise-Mate is working for me - I particularly like how well integrated the networking is integrated into the system. It's a pleasure to be able to open normal windows to both a samba-share and an ftp site and to simply copy items between them. There must be quite a lot of traditional puppy bits that could be deleted as they are now redundant.

I've successfully added:

Broadcom WL driver for my wifi
Frisbee
Chromium browser
Flashplayer
Libreoffice and JRE sfs's
Suspend via the acpi deamon

The only oddities I have to report are:
1. the prescence of 3 "loop" devices showing in the computer view - presumably from sfs's

2. the large number of "system" packages that the Puppy Package Manager is showing....

see the 2 attachments

Hope you will keep going with this "experiment" when new versions of Precise appear.

Cheers & congrats
peebee
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Jejy69

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Aug 2012, 08:32    Post subject:  

Hello !

Thanks Eyes-Only, an updated desktop is indeed the main goal of this Very Happy. Now, I try to create the SFS package for it.

Hi Peebee !

I didn't test the network, I'm glad it works, you can thanks the gvfs packages Laughing , it is really useful.
For issues :
I'm sorry, I have forget to clear the PPM, I use some packages to prepare mate desktop for Puppy. I'll clear it in the next release, I hope with Mate 1.5 & the final Precise Puppy. Very Happy

There is indeed a bug at the mounted file. all SFS, saves files are named "loopxx", but I don't know how to rename this locations...
It is not practical at all ... "loop" are not exactly devices in fact... Confused

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Hope you will keep going with this "experiment" when new versions of Precise appear.


Yes, I will continue, if you like. Moreover, I prefer mate, compared to others like gnome because fewer issues with administrative applications, and more light.

Again thanks, Cheers ! Smile
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mrokosz

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PostPosted: Fri 07 Sep 2012, 04:44    Post subject: Mate precise  

Mate desktop looks professional, I like it. I hope You continue Your work and will release the final puppy precise with mate desktop. Is it possible to create similar interface under JWM or replace JWM with Mate. My old computer consumes much more CPU resources and duble the RAM usage. Also icons looks excellent comparable to the puppy JWM versions. I runing Mate on HP mini pro, but I can't use on my old P3 500MHz Sony Vaio with 256MB RAM cause it runs to slow
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mdisaster2

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Sep 2012, 14:48    Post subject:  

Precise Mate is working very well on my Toshiba laptop - Mate is gorgeous and all the hardware works as expected (ok, I didn't test the webcam yet, but it doesn't work out of the box with any linux and even in Windows it's not that great either) Cool

Some things I noticed on my machine:

1) gparted crashes at startup, wit this error message:
Quote:
/usr/sbin/gpartedbin: symbol lookup error: /usr/sbin/gpartedbin: undefined symbol: _ZN4Glib11thread_initEP17_GThreadFunctions


2) the first run "woof woof" screen has no icons for the buttons (clicking the placeholders works as expected)

3) Puppy Package Manager starts up without thumbnails and with the repository name where the package description should be. Switching to the Ziggy interface fixes the problem for both the Ziggy and Classical interfaces.

4) the default terminal font is sort of broken (wrong spacing between chars), I switched the profile settings to Ubuntu Mono which works better for me.

5) my laptop has three primary partitions:
/dev/sda1 (400 Mb, hidden Win7 boot partition, no drive letter, no file system)
/dev/sda2 (148 Gb, C: disk, NTFS, windows system disk)
/dev/sda3 (148 Gb, D: disk, NTFS, data disk)

At startup I get only two drive icons on the desktop, ie sda1 and sda3. The C: disk does not show up. However on the Computer view all the three partitions are present and work as expected (if I mount sda2 it shows up). Not a big deal but there is the potential for some happless windows user to nuke the boot partition so I thought I'd better report it...

6) right-click on the clock shows a menu with no text.

(note: I'm running without a save file until I retrieve the micro USB thumbdrive I want to install Mate Puppy on, maybe this is the reason for some of the above issues?)

All in all, congrats for a great job. I'm glad that I stumbled on this thread while looking for something else, and I'm definitely looking forward at the final version Very Happy
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Daniumta

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Oct 2012, 10:19    Post subject:  

Great job!!

How can i use something like pwidgets using mate?

it seems to work fine in jwm, but don't show anything in mate desktop...

Can u help me?

Sorry about my english...
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peebee


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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct 2012, 02:13    Post subject:  

Jejy69 wrote:
News : Mate 1.4 puppy released.
To see the news, go to the first page ! Very Happy


Hi Jejy69

Any chance of an updated Precise Mate now that BarryK has released Precise Puppy 5.4??

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=81672

PLEASE!

Thanks
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Payoon

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct 2012, 03:24    Post subject: Mate for precise 5.4  

Hi Jejy69,
that would also be my question. Any idea about precise 5.4 with lxde?

Currently I use lupu 528.05 with some makeshift older lxde version, but I found your mate puppy quite elegant. So I would be glad to upgrade.

Regards

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mini-jaguar

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Dec 2012, 13:38    Post subject:  

There is actually an .sfs for Slacko in the link from the o.p.

I can't get it to run though, is there a secret?

I've already tried the Slacko .iso and I will try the Precise version sometime, but I just want to try this .sfs now.
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