Ubuntu MATE 16.10 is already in development

Boutique Software

It's been more than a month since Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and all its official flavors were officially released. The next version will be a 16.10 Yakkety Yak that will arrive in October, but most developers have already got to work to prepare that version. This is the case of the team behind Ubuntu MATE that, as announced Martin Wimpress on his Google Plus profile page, they are already working on Ubuntu MATE 16.10.

But that they are working on the next version does not mean that the current version will not receive more news. In fact, as Wimpress tells us, Software Boutique and the Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS welcome screen have been updated including some interesting news, such as that Boutique Software now it comes with an option called Boutique Search that allows us to search for applications and launch, update or delete them from the same screen.

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 will arrive with news in Software Boutique

But from here I would like to give the Ubuntu MATE team a slap on the wrist: personally, and this is my personal opinion, Software Boutique is of no use to me. It is a software that works very well in Ubuntu MATE, but it recommends some applications that I already know and, what is worse, it does not find many of the packages that interest me. For example, as you can see in the image that heads this postWhen looking for a package that I do not have installed and is not included in Software Boutique, it tells me to install a software center, so I wonder: what is Software Boutique for me then? The interesting thing would be if it allows me to forget about, at least, Ubuntu Software, Right?

On the other hand, the welcome screen has also been updated for version 16.10 and now shows a new category called Boutique News which promises to keep us informed of the latest software changes implemented with each release. Let's hope that one of the news that they tell us about in this section is that Software Boutique no longer invites us to install a software center to search for some packages.

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