Yesterday was an important day for users of… well, the old GNOME, the one that used Ubuntu until they switched to Unity. It is currently known as MATE but, as you can see in the screenshot that heads this article, the "new" graphical environment is nothing more than a resurrection of the GNOME 2 that so many users liked. The important day yesterday was because was launched a new version of the graphical environment, MATE 1.24.0 to be more specific.
As a user of KDE software and its Plasma, I am a bit surprised by your list of new features. KDE releases its software in separate packages, on the one hand the Plasma graphical environment, on the other its KDE Applications and on the other its libraries (Frameworks). MATE includes everything in the same bundle, so many of the new features in MATE 1.24 are changes they have made in applications like Engrampa or Eye of MATE.
MATE 1.24 comes news in its graphical environment and its apps
Among the most outstanding novelties of MATE 1.24, we have some like these:
- The MATE desktop environment is easier to use from the moment the user logs on. Now you can set which applications to show at startup.
- The applet system monitor now has support for NVMe disks.
- El Control center now displays icons correctly on high resolution screens.
- Mode Do not disturb, which means that notifications will not be shown while we have it activated. They do not give details, but it is likely that the important ones, such as the low battery, will keep coming.
- i18n: All applications have been migrated from intltools to gettext.
- Staple now has support for some new file formats.
- Eye of MATE now works in Wayland and we have added support for color profiles.
- La Calculator now allows you to enter "pi" or "π".
- Complete list of changes to this link.
MATE 1.24 It is now available in code form and will soon arrive as an update to operating systems such as Ubuntu MATE. When you install the new version, feel free to comment by telling us about your experiences.
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