The team is proud to announce the new themes for MATE 1.6.
Menta will be the default theme for the upcoming new release. It consists of a nice GTK2/3 theme (based on Mint-Z Improved, no longer maintained, customized for MATE and updated for GTK3.6) and a child theme of mate-icon-theme with green folders.
There will be also other two new themes:
- GreenLaguna: A nice theme based on green color.
- BlackMATE: A black based theme, without green.
We would like to thank Wolfgang Ulbrich and Marcel Dijkstra for this great job.
We’re proud to announce our newest package on GitHub: MATE University! It will be targeted at all levels of developers (including beginners) to learn how to develop new panel applets, Caja (file manager) extensions, pluma (text editor) and eom (image viewer) plugins, etc. to expand the already powerful MATE Desktop experience.
There will be simple and well commented code, makefiles and tips to use as springboard for new MATE applications.
First Colo, operating a top modern data center in Germany, is going to switch to MATE Desktop in their offices, and donated us a new dedicated server to support our work.
We like to thank Martin Verges and his staff for this great news!
The team is proud to announce the release of MATE 1.2. This release is a huge step forward since the 1.0 and 1.1 development releases. MATE is more stable than ever and it includes support for many more applications, applets and backends.
Here are the main changes and improvements in this release:
- Numerous bug fixes
- All conflicts with GNOME were fixed
- All configuration files were moved to ~/.config/mate
- An undo/redo feature was added in Caja
- Libmate’s mate-open command is now faster to open applications.
- Mate settings daemon now supports the PulseAudio and GStreamer backends
- New applications: mozo (alacarte fork), python-caja, caja-gksu, caja-image-converter
- Mate themes were renamed to avoid conflicts with GNOME
- A new MATE wallpaper was added
- MATE now features its own icon