Upstream MATE Desktop has started work on their 1.7 development cycle (what will eventually become 1.8 stable release) so Willy and I have branched the MATE SlackBuilds (MSB) into 1.6, which is the stable release and left the 'master' branch for 1.7 development. Essentially, we are mirroring what upstream is doing. Please read the new GIT_BRANCHES.TXT for more information (https://raw.github.com/mateslackbuil...T_BRANCHES.TXT
Our 14.0 binary packages will still be built from the 1.6 branch since that is the stable release. Basically, we are supporting the latest stable release of MATE on the latest stable release of Slackware.
Thanks to all of the users who have tested MSB. We really appreciate the testing and feedback.