MATE 1.24 released, here are the key changes
After about a year of development, a new version of the popular MATE desktop environment for Linux is out. This release contains plenty of changes and improvements.
What’s new in MATE 1.24
- Now you can easily set which applications to show on startup in the Startup Applications settings pane.
- Engrampa now has support for a handful of extra formats, such as rpm, udeb and Zstandard, as well as fixed support for passwords and unicode characters in some of them.
- Eye of MATE now has support for Wayland and has got support for embedded color profiles.
- The thumbnail generation has been reworked and fixed in several places.
- Added support for webp files.
- The window manager, marco, has gotten quite a few changes:
- A set of new nostalgic window decorations: Atlanta, Esco, Gorilla, Motif, and Raleigh.
- Invisible resize borders to easily find a border to grab a window with your mouse.
- All window controls (you know, the min, max, close buttons) are now rendered in HiDPI.
- The Alt+Tab and Workspace Switcher popups have been entirely reworked. Now they render in beautiful OSD style, are more configurable, and can respond to keyboard arrows.
- Tiling windows with the keyboard now allows you to cycle through different window sizes. You no longer need to feel constrained by only half of your screen.
- The System Monitor panel applet now has support for NVMe drives.
- Calculator now supports using either “pi” or “π”.
- Scientific notation has been improved.
- Some fixes for supporting pre-defined physical constants.
- The Control Center now displays its icons correctly on HiDPI displays.
- A brand new Time And Date Manager app has been added.
- The Mouse app now supports acceleration profiles.
- The Preferred Applications app has been improved for accessibility, as well as better support for integration with IM clients.
- The Indicator Applet has slightly better interaction with oddly-sized icons.
- The network manager applet icons in our own themes have been entirely redesigned and can now be enjoyed on HiDPI displays.
- The notification daemon now supports a Do-Not-Disturb mode.
- The MATE Panel had several bugs that caused crashes in the past when changing layouts, which are fixed now.
- Support for Wayland compatibility has improved considerably.
- Status icons (system tray) have support for HiDPI displays.
- The Wanda the Fish applet got a make-over and now you can enjoy it in full HiDPI glory.
- The window list applet now supports window thumbnails on hover.
- Various accessibility improvements throughout the panel and its core applets.
- Support for elogind to both the MATE Screensaver and the MATE Session.
- A new MATE Disk Image Mounter utility.
- Mozo, the menu editor, now supports Undo and Redo actions.
- Pluma plugins have now fully switched to Python 3.
- Pluma no longer has to envy anything from other complex editors, since it can now show the formatting marks.
- i18n: All applications have been migrated from intltools to gettext.
Check out the complete change log here.
The various components of MATE Desktop 1.20 are available for download here: http://pub.mate-desktop.org/releases/1.24/