Mate 1.8 Released

Source: Mate

Mate Desktop Environment 1.8 with, with several improvements and replacements 

It was expected, that in Mate 1.8 edition was already based on GTK3. But, the process of integration with this desktop is not being peaceful.
The team needs to spend more time and work to the Mate reach a stable version for the user.
For now, Mate is based on GTK2, but until then, GTK3 based applications will continue to be integrated.

Main changes in 1.8

  • Added undo functionality to the sticky note applet
  • Added a new “command” applet to show the output of a command
  • Rewrote the “timer” applet in C
  • Clicking the middle mouse on the volume applet toggles mute
Dropped and replaced packages
  • Replaced mate-doc-utils with yelp-tools
  • Replaced libmatekeyring and mate-keyring with libsecret and gnome-keyring
  • Replaced libmatewnck with libwnck
  • Replaced mucharmap with gucharmap
  • Replaced mate-bluetooth with blueman
  • Merged all Caja extensions into a single package
  • Removed the modem lights applet, as the netspeed applet provides similar functionality
Other improvements
  • Fixed a lot of code deprecation's
  • Fixed a lot of bugs
  • Improved the build system
  • Added and improved a lot of translations

  • Last update: 2014/05/03
  • License: GPL
  • Cost: Free
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