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MATE Desktop 1.8


Update MATE Desktop to version 1.8


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 21 (release is approximate; new versions are released monthly about the middle of the month)
  • Last updated: 2014-03-24
  • Tracker bug: #1086149

Detailed Description

Release 1.8

  • New features
 - new mate-user-quide
 - add window snapping/tiling support to Marco window-manager
 - improved support for systemd-logind
 - command line panel-applet for displaying the result of a command in the panel
 - mpaste tool for using Mate's paste website
 - caja-beesu extension for opening a file as superuser
 - support for upower-1.0
 - allow rotation of mate-panel background
 - add support for Metacity as window manager
 - add shuffle mode in slideshow of eom image-viewer
 - eom image-viewer is migrated to lcms2
 - show date and time in mate-screensaver lock dialog
 - show graphical time in logout/shutdown dialog
 - switch complete to pulseaudio, good bye gstreamer mixer
 - middle click on volume-applet toggles mute state
 - add undo functionality to Sticky-note applet
  • Renaming some packages
 - mate-file-manager to caja
 - mate-window-manager to marco
 - mate-text-editor to pluma
 - mate-document-viewer to atril
 - mate-menu-editor to mozo
 - mate-file-archiver to engrampa
 - mate-image-viever to eom
  • Replacements
 - mate-doc-utils with yelp-tools, help in all packages works now
 - single caja extensions packages are now summarized in the new caja-extensions package
 - libmatewnck with libwnck
  • Drops
 - mate-character-map

Benefit to Fedora

1. Leaner, better, faster MATE Desktop


Proposal owners:

1) Upgrade all packages to 1.8 version. (done)

2) Update comps with new package set. (done)

3) Submit review requests for the following renamed packages:

mate-file-manager -> caja (done)

mate-window-manager -> marco (done)

mate-image-viewer -> eom (done)

mate-file-archiver -> engrampa (done)

mate-text-editor -> pluma (done)

mate-document-viewer -> atril (done)

mate-menu-editor -> mozo (done)

4) Retire the following dropped packages:

libmatewnck (done)

mate-doc-utils (done)

libmatekeyring (done)

mate-keyring (done)

mate-character-map (done)

Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

Upgrades will be seamless.

How To Test

Install using the spin, netinstall or DVD.

User Experience

N/A (not a System Wide Change)



Contingency Plan

Non release blocking. If deadline is not met, it will be included in the next Fedora release.

  • Contingency mechanism: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes