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Using StartExplorer with MATE on Fedora 19 #34

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m-wilde opened this issue Sep 12, 2013 · 5 comments

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commented Sep 12, 2013

Hey! I tried your plugin and determined that it doesn't work out of the box with MATE on my Fedora 19. So I got some custom settings that get this combination to work. I've attached an image which shows them:

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commented Sep 14, 2013

Thanks for sharing! :-)

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commented Sep 14, 2013

Remark: This command set is now provided out of the box and you can select it via Window - Preferences - StartExplorer - Desktop Environment - "Select Desktop Environment". There will be an option Linux/MATE in the next published version (coming soon).

However, I guess that is not what you mean by "working out of the box", because currently Linux Mate will not be autodetected.

This is how the current window manager is autodetected currently:

https://github.com/basti1302/startexplorer/blob/3ee7e5e7a12aef4cc90a0c020f56c55a7e045a7b/plugin/src/de/bastiankrol/startexplorer/crossplatform/DesktopEnvironmentAutoDetecter.java#L88-L131

Basically it checks for each window manager if one (or one of several) characteristical process(es) are running. Could you name such a process for MATE? It should be a process, that is

a) unique to MATE
b) always there

With that information, I could also easily add auto-detection support for MATE to make it truely work out of the box.

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commented Sep 16, 2013

You're searching for a process called "gnome-session" for detecting GNOME, right? So you could simply use the MATE equivalent of this process called "mate-session". I think this will fit your needs.

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commented Sep 16, 2013

That's exactly what I need, thx.

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commented Sep 17, 2013

@m-wilde Would be cool if you could test Linux MATE support and give a short feedback if everything works as expected.

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