MATE 1.16 released

After 6 months of development the MATE Desktop team are proud to announce the release of MATE Desktop 1.16. We’d like to thank every MATE contributor for their help making this release possible.

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What’s new in MATE 1.16

The release is focused on improving GTK3+ compatibility, migrating components to newer libraries, fixing bugs and code hygiene. The headline changes in MATE Desktop 1.16 are:

  • Improved GTK+3 support across the entire MATE Desktop.
  • Application and theme support for GTK+ 3.22.
  • More applications build against GTK+3 only:
    • Engrampa
    • MATE Notification Daemon
    • MATE PolKit
    • MATE Session Manager
    • MATE Terminal
  • Some applications have been decoupled from libmate-desktop:
    • Engrampa
    • MATE Applets
    • MATE Netbook
    • MATE Power Manager
    • MATE Terminal
    • Pluma
  • Work has started to port applications to GApplication or GtkApplication:
    • Engrampa
    • MATE Applets
    • MATE Netbook
    • MATE User Share
  • Many bugs and deprecations are fixed.
  • Translations are updated. Thank you to our team of translators!

The various components of MATE Desktop 1.16 are available for download here:

Changelog

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

mate-common

  • Check only for autoreconf in mate-autogen as autoconf, automake, libtool, gettext are already checked by autoreconf

mate-desktop

  • mate-bg: remove unneeded ignore-pending-change property (not needed anymore since font color fix in Caja 1.14)
  • GTK+3: fix various deprecations
  • distcheck: explicitly use currently selected GTK+ version
  • Some minor cleanups
  • Translations update

libmatekbd

  • Require libxklavier 5.2 and use its introspection
  • GTK+3: fix some deprecations
  • distcheck: explicitly use currently selected GTK+ version
  • Translations update

libmatemixer

  • Translations update

libmateweather

  • Locations: update ICAO code for Quito, Ecuador
  • Locations: correct coordinates for Minsk airport (code UMMS)
  • Translations update

mate-icon-theme

  • Translations update

Caja

  • Use GtkAboutDialog() instead of MateAboutDialog()
  • Pathbar: always show right arrow button
  • Fix changing taskbar icon when switching between tabs with different icons
  • Fix lots of warnings when building docs for libcaja-extension
  • GTK+3: add style classes for elements of pathbar
  • GTK+3: fix drawing and changing of desktop background with >= 3.21
  • GTK+3: fix a large amount of deprecations
  • Some more fixes and cleanups
  • Translations update

mate-polkit

  • Move to GTK+3 (require GTK+ >= 3.14), drop GTK+2 code and --with-gtk build option
  • Translations update

Marco

  • Translations update
  • Make distcheck use currently selected GTK+ version

mate-settings-daemon

  • Change default hinting style to ‘hintslight’
  • Use ‘rgba’ (LCD subpixel) antialiasing by default
  • GTK+3: add css theming for OSD (MsdOsdWindow) instead of using hardcoded colors
  • GTK+3: fix drawing and changing of desktop background with >= 3.21
  • GTK+3: fix several deprecations
  • Fix some build warnings
  • Translations update

mate-session-manager

  • Move to GTK+3 (require GTK+ >= 3.14), drop GTK+2 code and --with-gtk build option
  • Translations update

mate-menus

  • Translations update

mate-panel

  • Use GtkAboutDialog() instead of MateAboutDialog()
  • GTK+3: use GtkColorButton/GtkColorChooser in properties dialog
  • GTK+3: fix a lot of deprecations
  • Some more fixes and cleanups
  • Translations update

mate-backgrounds

  • Translations update

mate-themes

  • Comprehensive support for GTK+ 3.20 and 3.22.

mate-notification-daemon

  • Build: use m4 dir instead of macros for m4 macros, like in other projects.
  • Move to GTK+3 (require GTK+ >= 3.14), drop GTK+2 code and --with-gtk build option
  • Add support for GNotification
  • Fix escaping of special characters
  • Fix various GTK+ deprecations
  • Translations update

mate-control-center

  • Build: drop dconf 0.10 compatibility
  • Appearance: change default hinting style to slight and render antialiasing samples using that style
  • Appearance: render hinting samples using RGBA antialiasing
  • Appearance: place theme name below theme preview in GTK+3 build to match GTK+2 one
  • Appearance: center theme name in GTK+3 build to match GTK+2 one
  • Appearance: hide Colors tab in Customize Theme dialog in GTK+3 build as changing theme colors won’t work in GTK+3
  • GTK+3: fix build with appindicator support enabled
  • GTK+3: fix showing monitors in display properties with glib 2.49.6
  • GTK+3: fix various deprecations
  • Some code cleanups
  • Translations update

mate-screensaver

  • Fix locking when screensaver is already active
  • GTK+3: fix background and locking in multi-monitor setup
  • GTK+3: fix several deprecations
  • Some more fixes and cleanups
  • Translations update
  • Make distcheck use currently selected GTK+ version

mate-media

  • Translations update

mate-power-manager

  • Use GtkAboutDialog() instead of MateAboutDialog()
  • Drop dependency on libmate-desktop
  • Show the primary device time remaining as the first entry in the context menu
  • Do not issue a console warning when laptop batteries are empty
  • GTK+3: port from libunique to GtkApplication
  • GTK+3: add css theming for OSD (MsdOsdWindow)
  • GTK+3: fix empty space in tray when system has no battery
  • GTK+3: fix lots of deprecations
  • Some more fixes and cleanups
  • Translations update
  • Make distcheck use currently selected GTK+ version

mate-system-monitor

  • Translations update

Atril

  • Build: require poppler 0.18.0
  • Use GtkAboutDialog() instead of MateAboutDialog()
  • Drop dependency on libmate-desktop and --without-matedesktop build option
  • Update toolbar-editor from libegg
  • Update synctex to 1.18
  • Split dual mode option into dual mode with odd and even pages on the left
  • Add Ctrl+Up/Down keybindings for previous/next search result
  • Add caja-sendto support for sending current document by email, to removable device, etc.
  • Improve named destinations support with --named-dest command line argument and dbus support
  • [dvi] Use t1 font mapping files
  • GTK+3: add style class for view
  • GTK+3: fix possible crash when building with introspection enabled
  • GTK+3: fix lots of deprecations
  • Some more fixes and cleanups
  • Translations update

caja-extensions

  • open-terminal:
    • Fix opening terminal in remote folders with single or double quote in their names
    • Some code cleanups
  • Translations update

Engrampa

  • Move to GTK+3 (require GTK+ >= 3.14), drop GTK+2 code and --with-gtk build option
  • Port to GtkApplication
  • Use natural sort order when sorting by filename
  • Use app chooser dialog from GTK+ for “Open With” command instead of custom code
  • Make “encrypt header” option insensitive if no password is specified
  • Give unrar priority over p7zip when processing RAR archives
  • 7z: add support for p7zip-rar >= 15.14
  • 7z: fix issues with files prefixed with ’@’
  • Fix some GTK+ deprecations
  • Some more fixes and cleanups
  • Translations update

Eye of MATE

  • Use GtkAboutDialog() instead of MateAboutDialog()
  • Fix possible out-of-bounds write in error message area
  • Some cleanups
  • Translations update

mate-applets

  • Build: require polkit 0.97
  • Use GtkAboutDialog() instead of MateAboutDialog()
  • Netspeed: use GtkColorButton/GtkColorChooser
  • Drop dependency on libmate-desktop
  • GTK+3: fix various deprecations
  • Some code cleanups
  • Translations update

mate-indicator-applet

  • Build: fix check for new style indicators support
  • Translations update

mate-netbook

  • Window Picker Applet: use GtkAboutDialog() instead of MateAboutDialog()
  • Window Picker Applet: prevent possible crash
  • mate-maximus: port from libunique to GApplication
  • Drop dependencies on libmate-desktop
  • Translations update

mate-sensors-applet

  • Make distcheck use currently selected GTK+ version
  • Translations update

mate-terminal

  • Move to GTK+3, require GTK+ 3.14 and VTE 0.38 (API 2.91)
  • Drop GTK+2 code and --with-gtk build option
  • Use GtkAboutDialog() instead of MateAboutDialog()
  • Copy dconf and gsettings helpers from libmate-desktop and drop dependency on libmate-desktop
  • React on WM change only on X11
  • Fix lots of GTK+ deprecations
  • Some more fixes and cleanups
  • Translations update

mate-user-share

  • Build: use ‘m4’ dir for m4 macros, like in other projects
  • GTK+3: port from libunique to GtkApplication
  • Make distcheck use currently selected GTK+ version
  • Translations update

mate-polkit

  • Move to GTK+3 (require GTK+ >= 3.14), drop GTK+2 code and --with-gtk build option
  • Translations update

mate-utils

  • Add --version command line option to mate-screenshot
  • GTK+3: fix mate-dictionary segfault with >= 3.21
  • GTK+3: fix lots of deprecations in all apps
  • Translations update

Mozo

  • Add Properties and Delete buttons
  • Fix several drag-and-drop issues
  • Fix crash when .desktop file has slash in the name
  • Some more fixes and cleanups
  • Translations update

Pluma

  • Use GtkAboutDialog() instead of MateAboutDialog()
  • Drop dependency on libmate-desktop and --without-matedesktop build option
  • GTK+3: fix lots of deprecations
  • Some more fixes and cleanups
  • Translations update

caja-dropbox

  • Some code cleanups

python-caja

  • Examples: fix Caja crash on loading background-image extension
  • Examples: various fixes
  • Translations update

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