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Alternative desktop environment?

Posted: 2019/09/26 13:42:36
by gioir
Hello,
CentOS 8 has the Gnome desktop environment by default.
If I install non-GUI server, is there any alternative desktop environment I can install?
Thank you.

Re: Alternative desktop environment?

Posted: 2019/09/27 08:00:44
by Adrien.D
Hi,

Cinnamon, MATE and all others was in EPEL repo in version 7.
In EPEL 8, no alternatives Desktops.

A request already sent for XFCE on bugzilla : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1744139

If your desktop environment not available and no request, you can send a request.

Re: Alternative desktop environment?

Posted: 2019/09/27 15:29:31
by gioir
Adrien.D wrote:
2019/09/27 08:00:44
Hi,

Cinnamon, MATE and all others was in EPEL repo in version 7.
In EPEL 8, no alternatives Desktops.

A request already sent for XFCE on bugzilla : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1744139

If your desktop environment not available and no request, you can send a request.
Hi Adrien.D,

Thank you for your reply.
Xfce is what I am really looking for.
I hope I can install Xfce on CentOS 8 soon!

Re: Alternative desktop environment?

Posted: 2019/09/28 11:20:20
by zeroespero
Adrien.D wrote:
2019/09/27 08:00:44
Hi,

Cinnamon, MATE and all others was in EPEL repo in version 7.
In EPEL 8, no alternatives Desktops.

A request already sent for XFCE on bugzilla : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1744139

If your desktop environment not available and no request, you can send a request.
Hello,

I'm interested in MATE in EPEL 8

I send a request too: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1756601

Re: Alternative desktop environment?

Posted: 2019/09/29 01:38:37
by biaji
zeroespero wrote:
2019/09/28 11:20:20
Adrien.D wrote:
2019/09/27 08:00:44
Hi,

Cinnamon, MATE and all others was in EPEL repo in version 7.
In EPEL 8, no alternatives Desktops.

A request already sent for XFCE on bugzilla : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1744139

If your desktop environment not available and no request, you can send a request.
Hello,

I'm interested in MATE in EPEL 8

I send a request too: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1756601
Same here . And thanks for your request. I'm try to build mate desktop from source, but it has so many packages. :?

Re: Alternative desktop environment?

Posted: 2019/09/30 02:20:36
by biaji
zeroespero wrote:
2019/09/28 11:20:20
Adrien.D wrote:
2019/09/27 08:00:44
Hi,

Cinnamon, MATE and all others was in EPEL repo in version 7.
In EPEL 8, no alternatives Desktops.

A request already sent for XFCE on bugzilla : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1744139

If your desktop environment not available and no request, you can send a request.
Hello,

I'm interested in MATE in EPEL 8

I send a request too: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1756601
The issue you submited has been closed by the maintainer.

And I found this:

https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/stenstorp/MATE/

maybe we can give it a try

Re: Alternative desktop environment?

Posted: 2019/09/30 06:14:18
by sauron_le_noir
I have backported xfce 4.14 to CENTOS 8
https://sauronlenoir.be/index.php/fr/xfce
site is currently in french i do the translation this week.

a repository is created with all the rmps and srpms
direct link
https://sauronlenoir.be/repo/rpm/sauron ... noarch.rpm

xfce need gtk-doc present int Centos-PowerTools repository
this repo is desactived by default
to enabled it
edit /etc/yum.repos.d/Centos-PowerTools.repo

replace enable=0 par enable=1
install al the rpm present un the repository
reboot the pc en select xfce enjoy

this week a create a group.xml so you can perform a install with groupinstall xfce

Re: Alternative desktop environment?

Posted: 2019/10/03 13:39:16
by gioir
sauron_le_noir wrote:
2019/09/30 06:14:18
I have backported xfce 4.14 to CENTOS 8
https://sauronlenoir.be/index.php/fr/xfce
site is currently in french i do the translation this week.

a repository is created with all the rmps and srpms
direct link
https://sauronlenoir.be/repo/rpm/sauron ... noarch.rpm

xfce need gtk-doc present int Centos-PowerTools repository
this repo is desactived by default
to enabled it
edit /etc/yum.repos.d/Centos-PowerTools.repo

replace enable=0 par enable=1
install al the rpm present un the repository
reboot the pc en select xfce enjoy

this week a create a group.xml so you can perform a install with groupinstall xfce
Hello,
Thanks for your effort.
I will try it soon.

Re: Alternative desktop environment?

Posted: 2019/10/05 22:23:45
by desertcat
Adrien.D wrote:
2019/09/27 08:00:44
Hi,

Cinnamon, MATE and all others was in EPEL repo in version 7.
In EPEL 8, no alternatives Desktops.

A request already sent for XFCE on bugzilla : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1744139

If your desktop environment not available and no request, you can send a request.
Thank you for asking this question. Part of the reason -- among others -- is this one. I currently use KDE 4.x. RHEL has said that KDE will be "deprecated" starting in CentOS 8 and for KDE users installation will be via some repo. My alternative to KDE is Cinnamon, which is very KDE-like.

I HATE GNOME, as a result I am waiting to see what happens between now and the release of say 8.2. I am seriously considering simply jumping ship to say something like Manjaro-KDE, in hopes of finding something as stable like CentOS but is not as bleeding edge as say Fedora.

Re: Alternative desktop environment?

Posted: 2019/10/06 10:26:39
by MarcP
To whom it may concern,

I would love to see Cinnamon as a GUI option for CentOS (Stream) 8!

Cheers,

Marc