MATE 1.8 has now fully arrived in Debian

Pascal Giard evilynux at
Tue Jun 3 13:36:24 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 7:38 AM, Mike Gabriel
<mike.gabriel at> wrote:
> Dear all,
> the MATE Packaging Team is proud to announce that MATE 1.8 has now fully
> arrived in Debian.
> The MATE desktop environment is a fork of what was formerly known as the
> GNOME v2 desktop environment. The MATE upstream developers have performed a
> really good job in integrating the old GNOME code with latest technologies
> like DConf an GSettings. The next upcoming release of MATE (which will be
> the 1.10 series) will also have GTK3 support (if things go well!). During
> the last 6 months several people have worked on the provisioning of MATE
> packages in Debian.
> The initial workload has now been completed!!! \o/ PARTY!!!

Thanks A LOT guys!

Your work is much much appreciated. I've made the transition to your
packages on all 4 of my machines.

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