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  • caja

    Caja, the file manager for the MATE desktop

    Look instead at MATE's homepage: https://mate-desktop.org/ Or their screenshots. For Ubuntu MATE, select "Traditional" in your link's step 1. You can also look at the final screenshot of https://learnubuntumate.weebly.com/traditional-menu.html

    Sure, MATE has evolved to give more options, and distros seem to like defaulting its look to something non-traditional, but the traditional look is still very GNOME2 and very much alive. I've got an old desktop from 2009 that's run Gentoo the whole time , I never upgraded to GNOME3, but I did switch to MATE when it came out, and haven't had to mess with it since apart from trying out different icon sets or other small theme changes. It looks basically the same as ever, even compared to my old laptop screenshots from 2007 -- I still have my wobbly windows from Compiz (fka Beryl) too.

  • Wekan

    The Open Source kanban (built with Meteor). Keep variable/table/field names camelCase. For translations, only add Pull Request changes to wekan/i18n/en.i18n.json , other translations are done at https://transifex.com/wekan/wekan only.

    No, Meteor does not take care of all. If someone would help me to upgrade to newest Meteor etc dependencies, it would be very welcome:

    https://github.com/wekan/wekan/issues/3881

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • deno

    A modern runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript.

    Anyone care to comment on how [Deno](https://deno.land/) might address some of the issues shared in this thread?

  • cosmopolitan

    build-once run-anywhere c library

    Karmic Koala is within the support vector of Actually Portable Executable. Since if you can get it to run on that, it'll most likely run on all the other distros too. Plus these binaries run on Windows 7 and Windows 10 too. Plus Mac and BSDs. No need for recompilation. See https://justine.lol/ape.html and https://github.com/jart/cosmopolitan

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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