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Martin Wimpress
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MATE Desktop 1.16 for Ubuntu MATE 16.04

We’ve published a PPA containing MATE 1.16 that is designed to work with Ubuntu MATE 16.04. See the blog post below for upgrade instructions. 
How to upgrade Ubuntu MATE 16.04 to MATE Desktop 1.16
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Thanks bossman!
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Martin Wimpress
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It’s GTK3+ baby, all of it!

See the release note below for more information and downloads.

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 is, more or less, a re-working of Ubuntu MATE from scratch, not just to accommodate GTK3+ but to also make most of the packages shipped by default with Ubuntu MATE “Recommended”. This means most default applications can now be uninstalled without issue.

The work to port MATE Desktop to GTK3+ has been ongoing for a couple of years and Ubuntu MATE is the first major distribution to ship a full GTK3+ implementation of the MATE Desktop. And the absolute latest release too, MATE Desktop 1.16! Firefox and LibreOffice are also GTK3+ only in Yakkety.

This has been no small undertaking, we’ve changed toolkits twice this cycle. First from GTK 2.24.x to GTK 3.18, and then again to GTK 3.20. The themes required two significant upgrades during this process. We’ve also upgraded through three MATE Desktop versions this cycle, starting from 1.12 to 1.14, to 1.15 and finally to 1.16.

We originally planned to complete the migration to GTK3+ for the Ubuntu MATE 17.04 release, but thanks to those of you who have generously supported the Ubuntu MATE crowd-funding we’ve achieved that objective well ahead of schedule!

Ubuntu MATE have paid €5653 to Open Source developers working on MATE Desktop and Ubuntu MATE projects during the six months of the Ubuntu MATE 16.10 development cycle. You, the Ubuntu MATE community, have made it possible to complete the migration to GTK3+ half a year early!

Thank you all for your continued support!
Ubuntu MATE 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Release
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(noting my comments about dev-wise, above) I thought that 1.16 on any version would be gtk3, but that answers clears that up for me.
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Rodrigo Virmond

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Free Download Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS / 16.10 Beta 2 - A community-derived Ubuntu operating system that features the MATE desktop environment
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Could do with an updated screenshot there, I think :)
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Martin Wimpress
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Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1 is out and it's perfectly boring!

This beta release is all about the plumbing that transitions Ubuntu MATE to GTK 3.20. It really isn’t very interesting from an end-users perspective.

From this point forward we’ll be focusing on fixing as many issues as we can on the lead up to Beta 2 and the final release of Ubuntu MATE 16.10. The 16.10 development cycle was all about the migration to GTK3+ and creating the new foundations upon which to build our “retrospective future”.
Ubuntu MATE 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta 1
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I will give it a try but right now I am having way to much fun with 16.04. Ubuntu Mate is the best.
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Martin Wimpress
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+Bytemark are generously sponsoring the Ubuntu MATE hosting, including all the bandwidth for our popular +Raspberry Pi images!

This will enable Ubuntu MATE to channel more of our crowd funding towards +MATE Desktop and Ubuntu MATE development projects. Bytemark have a long history of supporting free software projects, read the announcement below to find out more about Bytemark and why they chose to support Ubuntu MATE :-)
Bytemark sponsor Ubuntu MATE hosting and bandwidth
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& throw in a raspberry pi with every ISO download!
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Martin Wimpress
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Heads Up! There's a new Alpha to play with 😀
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Alpha 2 can't come close to 16.04.1 running Kernel 4.4.7
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Martin Wimpress
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Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Alpha 2 is out!

Added MATE Heads-Up Display (HUD), runs menubar commands, much like the Unity 7 HUD. Disabled by default, but can be enabled via MATE Tweak. Once activated the HUD can be invoked via CTRL + ALT + Space.

Upgraded to MATE Tweak 16.10.4. Improved Indicator support with the introduction of the Message Menu.

Upgraded to MATE Dock Applet 0.73. Drag and drop rearranging of dock icons. Redesigned the window list which appears when the mouse is hovered over a dock icon. Window titles are ellipsized if they are too long. Additional actions that the application supports are now shown at the top of the window list. Pinning and Unpinning is now always shown at the bottom of the window list.

Upgraded to Ubuntu MATE Welcome 16.10.7. Auto focus the search text entry. Updated translations.

Firefox now has a customised Ubuntu MATE Start Page. Cheese has been re-instated as a default application. Indicator Session has been re-instated in Ubiquity while installing Ubuntu MATE. The .iso image is approximately 150MB smaller.
Ubuntu MATE 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Alpha 2
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+Guido Stepken​ Qt apps do work. Do Firefox, Thunderbird and LibreOffice do work in Unity 7?
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Judy Nunya

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just installed Mate 16 whatever on my Asus N56DP laptop from a live DVD I made and so far it is working fine and I got a boot menu.
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Thanks for the info.  I have not been back to windows since so far but I am getting desperate about not being able to play my one and only game on Facebook (which I usually use a mini-client for in Windows) but Facebook would do here in Mate if I could get the flash on this OS to work with it.  The game is asking for a later version.  But I got one of the popcorn times working so I am happy about that and all the things I can do on here are just...easier but I do have some familiarity with ubuntu over the years, just never stuck with it.  I am old and my brain is slow due to illness and I just move forward a bit at a time, whatever I am doing so I don't think I will be on here a great deal.  I will ask for advice about making Wartune work maybe, but right now I just want to poke around.  Thanks all.
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Martin Wimpress
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Beaut, beauty! We’re stoked to announce Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Alpha 1, the first distro to ship a fair dinkum MATE Desktop implementation built entirely against GTK3+. Some thought we’d let the kangaroos loose in the top paddock by being the first distro to switch to GTK3+ and it would all come a gutser. But we put in big mobs of effort to ensure it’s not complete ball dust. Give it a burl!

Hat tip to +SystemAU Podcast.
Ubuntu MATE 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Alpha 1
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Martin Wimpress
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Yesterday the +MATE Desktop​ team released a complete suite of MATE Desktop 1.15 development packages.

These are what, after testing and refinement, will become MATE Desktop 1.16. Small team, rapid development. Love it! 😎
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Is any changelog available?
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Martin Wimpress
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Here is a PPA for Brisk Menu. This PPA is compatible with Ubuntu MATE 16.10 and Ubuntu MATE 17.04 daily images.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/brisk-menu
sudo apt update
sudo apt install mate-applet-brisk-menu

Once installed add to any panel in the usual way.

Many thanks to +Ikey Doherty from +Solus for working on Brisk Menu 😃 
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I mean for the future... I'm also on 16.04, but I can run things virtually to have a look..! I noticed the unconfigurable "Menu" text on the button.
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Robert Tari

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Pssst, everybody - quickly update to 16.10: Unity Mail has got full Messaging Menu support and a quicklist. Just like on Unity, only better :)
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Martin Wimpress
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Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 2 is released and features MATE Desktop 1.15.1!
Ubuntu MATE 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta 2
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I was just going to install it on one of my PCs but I guess that it doesn't like my TB Hard Drive or something because I just got this message. : ( Does anyone know how to fix it?

https://plus.google.com/photos/107609192938994953929/albums/6335467744795284129/6335467742052781458
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Martin Wimpress
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It won't make Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 2 but will land before the final release.
 
MATE Desktop 1.16 is 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. What
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No, GTK 3.20 is in the Ubuntu 16.10 archive. So Ubuntu MATE 16.10 will be MATE 1.16 based on GTK 3.20.

I think our friends at +Fedora Project will be the first to release MATE 1.16 on GTK 3.22 with Fedora 25, due for release in November.
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Jiri H

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Mate dock applet get Unity-like progress bar and badge support

The latest MATE Dock Applet 0.74, released today, includes a feature requested by some of you: it can now display Unity-like progress bars and badges on top of the icons, for applications that support this.

http://www.webupd8.org/2016/08/mate-dock-applet-gets-unity-like.html
MATE Dock Applet is a MATE Panel applet that displays running application windows as icons. The app...
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Progress bar or launcher/taskbar?
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Martin Wimpress
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Many thanks for your continued support!

Here is the Ubuntu MATE supporters summary for July 2016. As is now customary, we've also been able to support several Open Source developers during July.
Community members who supported Ubuntu MATE this month.
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Marcos Costales

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Awesome! :)))
 
Thanks to +Reiner Klenk I managed to install Ubuntu Mate in chroot on my M10 :)

#Ubuntu   #UbuntuMate  
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BEAST! Where's Mutiny?
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Martin Wimpress
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Oh snap! Business as usual, here is Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 😀
Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 (Xenial Xerus) LTS Final Release
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+Claude Champagne Interesting. Maybe I do! I'll check my computer Monday. If I do have it, I'm disappointed because I was hoping Ubuntu would have fixed the wifi issues. 
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Martin Wimpress
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As usual the Ubuntu MATE community has been very generous in their funding of the project! In June we've been able to pay €781 to 5 Open Source developers working on Ubuntu MATE and MATE Desktop projects, bringing our running total to ~$8158.09.

It is through the Ubuntu MATE crowd funding we've been able to accelerate the development of Ubuntu MATE 16.10 and complete nearly all of the GTK3+ transition for the first alpha. It really makes a huge difference to the project momentum. Thank you!
Community members who supported Ubuntu MATE this month.
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"Terimakasih" your desktop is AWESOME :)
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Martin Wimpress
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The new +Entroware​ Athena is available now, with either 15“ or 17" screen, two Intel i7 CPU options, nvidia 970M or 980M GPU, upto 64GB RAM, 2x M.2, 2x SATA and comes pre-installed with either Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE 😀

You'll find the Athena, along with the rest of the +Entroware​ lineup, in the Ubuntu MATE Boutique. 
Entroware is a UK based Linux computer manufacturer, founded in early 2014, providing a range of quality Linux computers focused on a complete "out of the box" Linux experience, with a heavy focus on
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No, just Intel and nvidia. 
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