MATE 1.14 released

After 5 months of development the MATE Desktop team are proud to announce the release of MATE Desktop 1.14. We’d like to thank every MATE contributor and user.

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What’s new in MATE 1.14

The headline changes in MATE 1.14 are:

  • Improved GTK+3 support across the entire MATE Desktop.
  • Full GTK 3.20 support in all MATE themes.
  • Client Side Decorated applications render correctly in all themes.
  • Completely ported MATE System Monitor and Mozo to GTK+3 only.
  • Touchpad configuration now supports edge and two-finger scrolling independently.
  • Python extensions in Caja can now be managed separately.
  • All three window focus modes are selectable.
  • MATE Panel now has the ability to change icon sizes for menubar and menu items.
  • MATE NetSpeed Applet has been merged into the MATE Applets package.
  • MATE Terminal support VTE 2.91 API when built for GTK+3.
  • Volume and Brightness OSD can now be enabled/disabled.
  • Translations are updated. Thank you to our team of translators!

The various components of MATE 1.14 are available for download here:

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Changelog

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

mate-common

  • Remove references to obsolete MATE components

mate-desktop

  • Drop MateConf migration script and ancient mate-conf-import tool
  • Fix deprecated usage of GtkHBox and GtkVBox in GTK+3 build

libmatekbd

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • Reduce introspection build warnings
  • Fix some GTK+3 deprecations
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

libmatemixer

  • Require PulseAudio 2.0 or newer
  • Improve error checking in many places
  • Fix PulseAudio volume limits
  • Some other PulseAudio fixes
  • Some fixes and improvements in alsa and oss backends
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

libmateweather

  • Drop obsolete build flags
  • Small fix in schema

mate-icon-theme

  • Add system-config-keyboard icons

Caja

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • Allow closing tabs on middle-click
  • List Python extensions separately in extensions list
  • GTK+3: add several style classes to simplify theming
  • GTK+3: fix desktop flash issue
  • GTK+3: a lot of deprecation fixes
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

mate-polkit

  • GTK+3: fix several deprecations

Marco

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • Fix visual glitches appearing after unmaximizing Chromium window
  • Correct description of compositing-fast-alt-tab GSettings key (mention that it disables thumbnails)
  • Bump libmarco-private’s sover for GTK+3 build
  • GTK+3: re-add ability to show alt-tab thumbnails when compositor is enabled
  • GTK+3: fix several deprecations

mate-settings-daemon

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • media-keys: add setting to enable/disable OSD
  • touchpad: support edge and two-finger scrolling independently (use separate GSettings keys for them)
  • xsettings: add settings for cursor theme and size
  • GTK+3: several deprecation fixes
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

mate-session-manager

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • GTK+3: fix some deprecations
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

mate-menus

  • Move mate-preferences-categories.menu out of mate-control-center.

This file can be packaged separately so users can decide whether they want categories in the preferences menu or not.

mate-panel

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • Add separate “Delete” button in reload applet dialog, and make “Don’t Reload” button do what it says (it won’t delete applet permanently now)
  • Make max number of bookmarks in menu (before submenu is created) configurable via GSettings key
  • Make icon size of menu items configurable via GSettings key
  • Change default menubar icon size to 22px
  • Drop “Ubuntu hacks” (--enable-ubuntu build option) as Ubuntu dropped that stuff long ago
  • GTK+3: add several style classes
  • GTK+3: add several css names for 3.20
  • GTK+3: fix rendering of custom backgrounds with 3.18 and newer
  • GTK+3: fix a lot of deprecations
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

mate-themes

  • Full support for GTK 3.20.
  • Client Side Decorated applications render correctly in all themes.
  • Assorted improvements and refinements for all themes

mate-notification-daemon

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • GTK+3: explicitly wrap notification text at 50 characters
  • GTK+3: stop reversing fg/bg colors in slider theme (use colors from current GTK+ theme as is)
  • GTK+3: some more fixes for slider theme
  • GTK+3: some deprecation fixes

mate-control-center

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • Drop “Ubuntu hacks” (--enable-ubuntu build option) as Ubuntu dropped that stuff long ago
  • Move mate-preferences-categories.menu to mate-menus
  • Touchpad settings: support edge and two-finger scrolling independently
  • Window properties: make all three window focus modes selectable
  • GTK+3: fix theme previews in mate-appearance-properties
  • GTK+3: fix several deprecations
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

mate-screensaver

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • GTK+3: fix several deprecations
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

mate-media

  • GTK+3: add css name GvcMixerDialog for 3.20
  • GTK+3: fix several deprecations

mate-power-manager

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • Fix possible crash when an Xorg function call fails
  • GTK+3: fix deprecations in brightness applet
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

mate-system-monitor

  • Move to GTK+3, drop GTK+2 code and --with-gtk build option
  • Set minimum required GTK+ version to 3.14, drop some deprecated code
  • Run gksu binary instead of loading libgksu2.so (which is GTK+2 only)
  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • Main window: save maximized state in gsettings on exit and load it on startup
  • Disks: add saving and loading width and visibility of columns
  • Process properties: show cgroups
  • Process properties: show N/A when cgroups or selinux isn’t set
  • Process table: show running state when CPU time changes
  • Change graph grid line colors and pattern
  • Draw the background of graphs explicitly to avoid issues with GTK+ 3.20
  • Fix incorrect icons for some known apps like marco or vino
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

Atril

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • Update copyrights, mention MATE team in Caja extension
  • Use org.gnome.SessionManager DBus name to inhibit screensaver
  • GTK+3: add atril-window style class to top level
  • GTK+3: add css name EggToolbarEditor for 3.20
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

caja-extensions

  • Drop MateConf migration scripts
  • GTK+3: some deprecation fixes
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

Engrampa

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • Fix random crash in “open with” dialog
  • 7z: avoid problems with ‘?’ char in filenames
  • 7z: correct checking for p7zip 15.09+
  • rar: avoid “No files to extract” message when disabling overwriting existing files
  • tar: allow changing contents of .txz files (like it’s allowed for .tar.xz files)
  • unar: avoid problems with ‘?’ char in filenames

Eye of MATE

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • Use org.gnome.SessionManager DBus name to inhibit screensaver
  • Auto-reload unmodified images when their file is changed
  • GTK+3: add eom-window style class at top level
  • GTK+3: add css name EggToolbarEditor for 3.20
  • GTK+3: fix SVG rendering
  • GTK+3: fix several deprecations
  • Assorted more fixes and cleanups

mate-applets

  • Drop MateConf migration scripts
  • Drop null_applet which isn’t even buildable these days
  • Re-license command and timer applets under GPL-2+
  • Merge netspeed applet from mate-netspeed project (and discontinue that project)
  • GTK+3: fix cpufreq applet rendering
  • GTK+3: fix setting fg/bg colors and font type in stickynotes applet
  • GTK+3: fix several deprecations
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

mate-netbook

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • GTK+3: fix some deprecations
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

mate-netspeed

  • Has been merged into the mate-applets package.

mate-sensors-applet

  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

mate-terminal

  • Support VTE 2.91 API in GTK+3 build
  • Compile dingu regexes with MULTILINE option
  • Fix incorrect ordering of COLS and ROWS in command-line option description and in the manpage
  • GTK+3: add style class mate-terminal
  • GTK+3: fix window sizes for 3.20
  • GTK+3: fix several deprecations
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

mate-user-share

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • Don’t translate Keywords field in .desktop files
  • GTK+3: fix some deprecations

mate-utils

  • Drop MateConf migration scripts
  • Disable effects and delay options in mate-screenshot UI when launched with -ai command line argument
  • Use hyphens instead of colons in screenshot filenames by default
  • GTK+3: fix a lot of deprecations and some UI issues
  • Don’t use -Werror flag in build
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

Mozo

  • Ported to GTK+3 and GObject Introspection, dropped old PyGTK related code.

Pluma

  • Drop MateConf migration script
  • Implement middle-click tab closing
  • Add a new Configure dialog for the Spell Check plugin
  • Make switch-c tool in external tools work
  • Fixed potential shell-code injection
  • GTK+3: add style classes pluma-window and pluma-print-preview
  • GTK+3: fix several deprecations
  • Assorted fixes and cleanups

caja-dropbox

  • Minor cleanups

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