MATE 1.10 released

After 15 months of development the MATE Desktop team are proud to announce the release of MATE Desktop 1.10. We would like to thank every MATE contributor and user.

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What’s new in MATE 1.10

The headline changes in MATE 1.10 are:

  • Every component of MATE can now be built with GTK2 and GTK3.
    • GTK3 support is still considered experimental
    • Arch Linux and Fedora currently offer alternative GTK3 builds.
  • [GSoC 2014] Caja now has an extension manager so plugin can be enabled/disabled at run-time.
  • [GSoC 2014] Atril now supports ePub.
  • [GSoC 2014] libmatemixer, an audio mixer library for MATE desktop, has been introduced.
    • Provides an abstract API allowing access to mixer functionality available in the PulseAudio, ALSA and OSS sound systems.
  • Static code analysis has resulted in many memory leaks being plugged.
  • Theme support has been expanded to GTK 3.8 to 3.16 including CSD and pop-over support.

The various components of MATE 1.10 are available for download here:

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Changelog

Here is a more detailed break down of what has changed.

mate-common

  • Added support for automake 1.15
  • Added support for lcov 1.11
  • Migrated to glib-gettexize if using GLib gettext
  • Check for appdata-xml.m4 with APPDATA_XML

mate-desktop

  • Migrated MateRRScreen, GnomeRRConfig and GnomeOutputInfo to GObject.
  • Added GObject Introspection
  • Added automatic-mnemonics key for GTK xsetting
  • Added MateAboutDialog class to have traditional about dialog with GTK3
  • Added MateColorButton class to have traditional color selection dialog with GTK3
  • Added org.mate.debug GSettings schema
  • Uses GDK_WINDOW_XID for inter-GTK compatibility
  • Updated mpaste for website change
  • Updated translations
  • Removed desktop-docs
  • Removed user guide
  • Removed libunique optional dependency
  • Assorted RANDR fixes

libmatekbd

  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

libmatemixer

libmatemixer is a new mixer library for MATE desktop. It provides an abstract API allowing access to mixer functionality available in the PulseAudio, ALSA and OSS sound systems.

  • Initial release

libmateweather

  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

mate-icon-theme

  • Added more icons
  • Added new symbolic icons

Caja

  • Added a plugin manage to allow extensions to be enabled/disabled at runtime
  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

mate-polkit

  • Updated translations

Marco

  • Use zenity instead of mate-dialogs
  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

mate-settings-daemon

  • Migrated to MateRR* API changes.
  • Migrated media-keys plugin to libmatemixer
  • Updated translations
  • Removed GStreamer and made libmatemixer, libcanberra and PulseAudio optional dependencies

mate-session-manager

  • Disabled upower support by default, use --enable-upower if you need it
  • Updated translations

mate-menus

  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

mate-panel

  • Fixed the size of the showdesktop icon.
  • Fixed deprecated use of GDK pointer API (GTK3)
  • Migrated all GtkStyle to GtkStyleContext (GTK3)
  • Migrated gtk_rc_parse_string to GtkCssProvider (GTK3)
  • GDK_KEY_* is also used in Gtk+ 2.24.x
  • Removed the vbox from panel-addto as it is deprecated
  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes
    • Check allocated size before creating the shadow pixbuf in the clock.
    • Disconnect show and deactivate menu signals before destroying the applet menu
    • Handling of SYSTEM_TRAY_CANCEL_MESSAGE
    • Correct implicit declaration of function of gdk_x11_set_sm_client_id
    • Added a gtkimage with the current pixbuf to button-widget
    • Use gtk icon cache instead of custom one

mate-backgrounds

  • Added Ubuntu MATE wallpapers without branding
  • Added new MATE-Stripes-Dark.png, MATE-Stripes-Light.png wallpapers

mate-themes

  • Added support for GTK 3.16, 3.14, 3.12, 3.10 and 3.8.
  • Added many improvements for MATE GTK3 applications
  • Added transition effects to buttons and menuitems when using GTK3
  • Added support for CSD applications
  • Added support for popovers
  • Enable window shadows for CSD applications
  • Enable regular icons for window controls
  • Disable use of symbolic icons
  • Use mate logo for spinner animation
  • Refactor GreenLaguna
  • Refactor ContrastHigh themes
  • TraditionalOKTest is installable with normal configure flags
  • Many other fixes and refinements

mate-notification-daemon

  • Assorted bug fixes
  • Updated translations

mate-control-center

  • Added option to configure titlebar buttons layout
  • Added support for metacity-theme-2.xml
  • Added support for office applications in Preferred Applications
  • Migrated to MateRR* API changes
  • Updated translations

mate-screensaver

  • Migrated to MateRR* API changes
  • Updated translations

mate-media

  • Removed PulseAudio dependency
  • Removed gst-mixer and gst-mixer-applet
  • Updated mate-volume-control:
    • Migrated from PulseAudio to libmatemixer
    • Allow selecting input and output connectors
    • Speaker test widget now contains a Close button
    • Device and stream lists are now sorted
    • Do not show icons when on a vertical panel
    • Allow clicking in the popup window
  • Updated translations

mate-power-manager

  • Added support for upower 0.99+
  • Updated translations
  • Removed udisks dependency

mate-system-monitor

  • Back ported improvements from GNOME System Monitor
  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

Atril

  • Added epub support
  • Added xz compression support
  • Added rotate with CTRL+left and CTRL+right in presentation mode
  • Added support for bsdtar to the comics backend.
  • Added support pdf.xz files to the PDF backend.
  • Added support for external links to EvViewPresentation
  • Added EvBookmarks to handle internal document bookmarks
  • Added support for OCG State actions to the PDF backend
  • Added saving the zoom factor in default settings when sizing mode is free
  • Added png extension when saving images using drag & drop
  • Added timestamp parameter to SyncView
  • Added ini file for Caja extension
  • Added appdata file
  • Implemented document_links_find_link_page() in the PDF backend
  • Implemented document_links_find_link_page()` in the djvu backend
  • Migrated to find_link_page() instead of find_link_dest() in get_dest_page()
  • Fixed remembering the current page when document is reloaded in presentation mode
  • Fixed resolving named destinations in the PDF backend
  • Fixed sidebar-thumbnails to connect to job finished signal before scheduling the job
  • Fixed drawing glyphs with transparency in the DVI backend
  • Fixed several security issues in the DVI backend
  • Fixed several accessibility issues.
  • Fixed segmentation faults and many memory leaks
  • Updated to poppler 0.16.0 API changes
  • Migrated to MateAboutDialog from libmate-desktop
  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

caja-extensions

  • Added new ‘Set as wallpaper’ extension
  • Re-introduced the option to select send-to plugins to build
  • Updated translations

Engrampa

  • Added compressing of iso images and tar archives from the Caja menu
  • Added overwrite confirmation dialog when extracting files with drag & drop
  • Added keywords key to .desktop file
  • Added ini file for Caja extension
  • Added engrampa.appdata.xml
  • Fixed opening RAR files inside a RAR file
  • Fixed errors with some password protected files
  • Fixed loading of multi-volume RAR archives with 7zip
  • Fixed crash when clicking Cancel in Add Files
  • Fixed hyphen-as-minus-sign issues for engrampa.1 man page
  • Fixed memory leaks
  • Removed support for Gtk+ < 2.24
  • Removed support for Glib < 2.32
  • Use Caja GSettings schema optionally
  • Use g_get_user_config_dir instead of hardcoded ~/.config/mate
  • Use GtkRecentAction objects to create the recent file choosers
  • Do not set the selected app as the system default
  • Do not set the “last output” dialog as modal to allow the user to resize it
  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

Eye of MATE

  • Back ported improvements from Eye of GNOME
  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

mate-applets

  • Migrated to MateAboutDialog from libmate-desktop
  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

mate-netbook

  • Fixed Windows Picker applet forcibly changing Maximus settings
  • Migrated to MateAboutDialog from libmate-desktop
  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

mate-netspeed

  • Added network load graph made similar to MATE System Monitor graphs
  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

mate-sensors-applet

  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

mate-terminal

  • Migrated to common function in libmate-desktop
  • Updated translations

mate-user-share

  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

mate-utils

  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

Mozo

  • Updated translations

Pluma

  • Migrated to MateAboutDialog from libmate-desktop
  • Updated translations
  • Assorted bug fixes

python-caja

  • Added About Extension button to the Extensions tab in Caja
  • Assorted bug fixes



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