MATE SlackBuilds

These SlackBuilds are intended to provide a means for a user to build and install the MATE Desktop Environment on Slackware Linux. Some of the goals of the project are:

  1. Do not replace any stock Slackware packages unless absolutely necessary (thus far, no packages need to be replaced);
  2. Keep the upstream default theme and settings;
  3. Try and minimize outside dependencies as much as possible; and
  4. Make it easy to build and install by using standard style SlackBuild scripts and slack-desc and doinst.sh files that most Slackware users have become familiar with by using the SlackBuilds repository.

The scripts are hosted in a Github and Gitlab so feel free to test and offer suggestions, improvements, patches, etc. Here are some obligatory screenshots of MATE 1.18 with its default theme and background running on Slackware64-14.2:

FAQ: