What is mate desktop environment?
The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.
How to install on Devuan??
In Devuan Jessie currently mate desktop it is still in the version 1.8, waiting to find a mate 1.14 in the official repositories on hezeh.org you can find my repo that allow you to install Mate Desktop Environment version 1.14
First step add hezeh.org to your sources.list
sudo echo "deb http://www.hezeh.org/packages jessie main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list sudo echo "deb-src http://www.hezeh.org/packages jessie main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
Second step update and install my key
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install antofox-keyrings
Now you can install mate-desktop-environment
sudo apt-get install mate-desktop mate-desktop-environment