MATE 1.12 final is out now

MATE is a traditional desktop environment, started as a Gnome 2 fork. The latest version, 1.12 has just been released with the following changes:

  • Fixes and improvements for GTK3 support across the entire MATE Desktop including GTK 3.18¬†support.
  • Touchpad support is significantly improved and now features multi touch and natural¬†scrolling.
  • Multi monitor support has been improved so the display settings use output names and the revised UI lets you set the primary¬†monitor.
  • The power applet now displays model and vendor information so you can distinguish between multiple battery powered¬†devices.
  • Improved session management which now includes screensaver inhibition while playing media.
    • MATE now listens to the org.gnome.SessionManager namespace.
  • Extended systemd¬†support.
  • Long standing bugs and many little usability paper-cuts were fixed.
    • For example, panel applets are no longer reordered when changing screen¬†resolutions.
  • Translations updated and a number of components now retrieve strings directly from gschema (requires intltool¬†0.50.1).
  • Dropped support for win32 and osx.

MATE Desktop 1.12

For more information about what has been changed, read the official announcement.