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[Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« on: 08. December 2015, 22:07:31 »


Here i present my Manjaro Mate-Desktop iso. for the 15.12 iso cycle.

Have worked a bit on this iso.. i hope you will like it. If its an improvement you never know. But versus the older Manjaro mate 15.09 iso is a bit difference.

[ Theming ] Vertex Themes & Vertex-icon-theme
[Menu]   Mate-menu
[configuration]
It differs much versus the other iso.  Some override theming files is packaged in Manjaro-Mate-Desktop-settings.  Also panel uses own manjaro.layout in the mate-panel, it makes the panel bit stable also

This is the first RC i hope this iso is stable, i think forgoth to revert things.. but the main branch is 'stable'. this iso uses a personal repo to put things on, also Vertex-icons i have uploaded to my own side repo.


further information:

calamares-dev installer
linux 4.1
libreoffice-still
pragha
vlc
firefox
thunderbird
and Mate 1.12 & extra's

https://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarodev/files/users/ringo32/rc/community/mate/15.12.rc-2/x86_64/
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Re: [Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« Reply #1 on: 14. December 2015, 00:21:51 »
MAde a new one RC2, for testing the new manjaro-iso profiles..


64bit only

https://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarodev/files/users/ringo32/rc/community/mate/15.12.rc-2/x86_64/
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Re: [Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« Reply #2 on: 16. December 2015, 13:30:03 »
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core is up to date
extra is up to date
community is up to date
multilib is up to date
manjaronl is up to date
What is manjaronl repo for?
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Re: [Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« Reply #3 on: 16. December 2015, 13:55:13 »
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Re: [Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« Reply #4 on: 16. December 2015, 20:12:14 »
Thanks, philm

Don't know why but I couldn't get firefox playing 1080p hd videos in YouTube. 720p is the maximum.
As always, I did preparations to make it happen:
1.Changed "mediasource" options (see attch)
2.Installed soft needed:
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gstreamer0.10-base-plugins: vorbis decoding, ogg demuxing
gstreamer0.10-good-plugins: webm and mp4 demuxing
gstreamer0.10-bad-plugins: aac, vp8 and opus decoding
gstreamer0.10-ugly-plugins: h.264 and mp3 decoding
gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg: h.264 decoding
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Re: [Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« Reply #5 on: 17. December 2015, 17:39:08 »
After today's stable update Firefox is able to play 1080p HD videos from youtube.  :)
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Re: [Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« Reply #6 on: 17. December 2015, 23:23:47 »
cool :) few days ago firefox did youtube not :p but gstreamer-vaapi had to remove and work again :)
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Re: [Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« Reply #7 on: 19. December 2015, 19:27:41 »


The ISO installed without problems with CLI installer (I didn't want to make the changes to a Calamares install simply to test it once again, later maybe.)
Issues:
- on first boot I got problems with mate-settings-daemon; the Appearance settings dialog didn't show any contents (got stuck on blank window), I killed it but the settings daemon stayed and used up to 50% CPU; on consecutive reboots there were no problems with it so far.
- I hate it not to be able to modify the size of Notification Area icons and the font size of the clock.
- New windows are opened centered, I unticked this in Control Center -> Window Preferences -> Placement
- mate-applet-dock-git shows generic icons for some application windows: palemoon, libreoffice; I also cannot pin the apps but get instead:
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<?xml version='1.0' encoding='us-ascii'?>
<root><pinned_apps>
<desktop_file name="caja.desktop" />
<desktop_file name="mate-terminal.desktop" />
<desktop_file name="atril.desktop" />
<desktop_file name="userapp-Pale Moon-NVS19X.desktop" />
</pinned_apps>
<ind_type light="0" />
<unpinned_from_all show_all="False" />
<multi_ind show_multi="False" /><click_restore_last_active restore_last_active_only="True" /></root>

All in all MATE is a bit slower than Xfce on my low powered machine. Maybe because I installed to HDD.
I changed the theming significantly, vertical panel, mate-applet-dock-git instead of window list, Numix theme (could have taken Numix-Manjaro as well) and Numix-Reborn-Circle icons, changed the complex MATE Menu to the simple Main Menu.
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Re: [Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« Reply #8 on: 19. December 2015, 21:21:20 »
ah ok :)
 further updating after it did fine ?
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Re: [Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« Reply #9 on: 19. December 2015, 21:28:41 »
ah ok :)
 further updating after it did fine ?
Just done the big update, will reboot now.
Reboot worked.
I uninstalled many things like samba, firefox, thunderbird, hplip,...
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Re: [Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« Reply #10 on: 19. December 2015, 21:56:53 »
Hey Ringo! :D I found out how to fix the icon issue with some apps in mate-applet-dock-git!
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[eugen@manjaro ~]$ pluma ~/.local/share/applications/userapp-Pale\ Moon-NVS19X.desktopThis is where the .desktop file for this dock applet is stored. It looks like this
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=1.0
Type=Application
NoDisplay=true
Exec=/usr/lib/palemoon/palemoon %u
Name=Pale Moon
Comment=Custom definition for Pale Moon
Icon=palemoon

The icon line needed to be added.
Generally it is a bit annoying that you cannot open .desktop files with right click -> Pluma in the file manager.
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Re: [Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« Reply #11 on: 19. December 2015, 23:06:32 »
Hey Ringo! :D I found out how to fix the icon issue with some apps in mate-applet-dock-git!
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[eugen@manjaro ~]$ pluma ~/.local/share/applications/userapp-Pale\ Moon-NVS19X.desktopThis is where the .desktop file for this dock applet is stored. It looks like this
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=1.0
Type=Application
NoDisplay=true
Exec=/usr/lib/palemoon/palemoon %u
Name=Pale Moon
Comment=Custom definition for Pale Moon
Icon=palemoon

The icon line needed to be added.
Generally it is a bit annoying that you cannot open .desktop files with right click -> Pluma in the file manager.
Is it not for the Palemoon packager to fix this? :)
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Re: [Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« Reply #12 on: 19. December 2015, 23:15:33 »
Is it not for the Palemoon packager to fix this? :)
I think it is more an issue with how this mate-applet-dock works. It is this mate-applet-dock which creates these strange desktop files. I would also need to do this trick with LibreOffice Writer if I wanted it to have the right icon.
So I would better send a bug report to the dev of mate-applet-dock. It is a bit off-topic to your MATE spin, but I think it is useful info.
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Re: [Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« Reply #13 on: 19. December 2015, 23:23:22 »
a thats a appplet .. i have here cinnamon/mate installed personally but use cinnamon :) like it personally :) also there is a bug in cinnamon for me is fine and its a happybug so .. :)

i think this profile of the mate-iso is good for moment... need to do on next Mate is the keybindings i think but livecd will get love need a package to make
, but still want maintain one iso but yeah mate must be alive :p
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Re: [Mate-Desktop] Manjaro Mate 15.12.rc-2
« Reply #14 on: 19. December 2015, 23:34:49 »
Yeah, this mate-applet-dock-git is like DockbarX plugin for xfce4-panel, it can replace the Window List and works a bit like a dock, with pinned apps. It is essential to have a properly working vertical panel. Or the Window List code needs to be modified so it can display icons without text.

The only serious issue with your ISO was that Appearance Settings window which got stuck and coased high CPU load. But it happend only once on first boot so far. Other things work fine, and that it was a bit slow might have to do with this bug on the first start. Now it isn't slow anymore.
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