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MATE Desktop 1.8


Update MATE Desktop to version 1.8


  • Name: Dan Mashal
  • Email:
  • Release notes owner:

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 21 (release is approximate; new versions are released monthly about the middle of the month)
  • Last updated: 2013-07-26
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

Release 1.8

   Replace mate-doc-utils with yelp-tools (#2)
   Create mate-session-applet as a replacement for indicator-applet-session
   Add window snapping to Marco (#21)
   Support ePub format in Atril (#13)
   Add undo functionality to sticky note applet (#17)
   Add support for GStreamer-1.0 (#9)
   Complete support for systemd-logind
   Allow rotation of mate-panel background (#42)
   Add the ability to disable volume/brightness osd (#13)
   Offer a preferences option to turn off generic icons in listview in Caja (#26)
   Caja: Improve trash management of removable devices
   Fix deprecations in non-core packages
   Add support for Metacity as window manager
   Add support for GTK3
   Add support for Wayland
   Add support for AccountsService
   Drop libmatekeyring/mate-keyring for libsecret/gnome-keyring
   Drop libmateweather for libgweather
   Drop libmatewnck for libwnck

Benefit to Fedora

1. Leaner, better, faster MATE Desktop


N/A at this time.

Upgrade/compatibility impact


How To Test


User Experience

N/A (not a System Wide Change)



Contingency Plan

Non release blocking. If deadline is not met, it will be included in the next Fedora release.


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes