Here’s a bit of good news from Wolfgang Ulbrich:
it’s me the fedora MATE maintainer. We are starting to build MATE 1.26 on epel8/9 repos.
I will use higher versions than your package versions to provide people a clean upgrade to MATE 1.26 from epel repo.
So it might be a good point to stop building Mate at corps, …or maybe not. But this will make it harder for users
My motivation is to support rocky linux.
It’s good to see Mate going into a mainstream repo.