MATE 1.12 was released today!
This new version will be featured in Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” planned for the end of November and in LMDE 2 “Betsy”.
I’d like to thank the MATE developers who worked with me on this release. I’ve been absent from the development of MATE for a very long time, yet I wanted quite a lot of changes :) I’d like to thank monsta which many of you know of course, but also raveit and flexion, for their patience with me and for their help in getting this release ready. I’d also like to give credit to the 3 of them, and to infirit (who unfortunately left the team) for the huge amount of work and dedication they put into MATE.
Not only did we agree on releasing version 1.12 in time for Linux Mint 17.3, it was also agreed that the MATE development cycle would be shorter and faster going forward.
Version 1.12 is a good example of that, it doesn’t bring anything heavy. Instead, it focuses on many little yet important issues which are at the center of your user experience.
Most of the papercut issues identified in Linux Mint 17.2 were fixed and some of the new features implemented in Cinnamon were ported to MATE.
- Some translations for the new features are missing. In mate-control-center->touchpad settings in particular. We’ll fix them in 1.12.1 updates in a week or so.
- LMDE will receive MATE 1.12 packages this week. These packages will also be added to the Romeo section of the Linux Mint 17.2 repositories.
- Along with MATE, improvements are coming for mintdesktop and mintmenu. These should make their way into LMDE in a few days, and be later featured in Linux Mint 17.3.
Have a lot of fun with this new release and don’t hesitate to give us some feedback! Enjoy.