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Old 04-02-2013, 07:37 PM   #121
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In Chess' git repo
The MATE source code will be downloaded via the script in the MSB git repo
That's what I thought. I just pulled Chess' git repo and am in the process of building now.
 
Old 04-03-2013, 03:59 AM   #122
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The master branch still contains MATE 1.5 packages
MATE 1.6 packages are still in testing on my branch
 
Old 04-03-2013, 06:56 AM   #123
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I was only expecting MATE 1.6 later this month, but I see it's here:
http://mate-desktop.org/2013/04/02/mate-1-6-released/

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Main changes in 1.6 are:

Systemd-logind support:
Added support for systemd-logind in mate-session-manager, mate-screensaver and mate-power-manager (now you can reboot/shutdown without ConsoleKit)

Caja (file manager) improvements:
Improved places sidebar
Added support for new thumbnailers specification
Added a new frame for thumbnails
Wallpapers are now cached for a better memory management
New connect server dialog from Nautilus 3
Added support for freedesktop.org File Manager DBus Interface
Fixed back vs parent directory selection

Panel improvements:
Added –run-dialog option to open the run dialog window
Window list: you can use the mouse middle click button to close a window
Workspace switcher: Added an option to wrap around between workspaces with the mouse wheel
Added a simple way for distributions to override the default panel layout
Unfortunately, due to migration to GSettings, you will lose your current panel layout. All other settings will be migrated if you have MateConf 1.4 installed.

Marco (window manager) improvements:
Added option to open new windows on the center of the screen

Control center improvements:
Added option to enable Marco compositing manager and fast alt-tab in window preferences
Set GSettings/GConf metacity theme if compiz or metacity are running
Use same GNOME proxy settings of gsettings-desktop-schemas package
Default applications: allow to set default terminal

Atril (document viewer) improvements:
Added XPS backend

Calc improvements:
Updated codebase
Added buttons to support inverse trigonomic functions

Notification daemon improvements:
Added option to specify which screen to display notifications on
Show always a notification if it has ‘expires never’ as timeout (also if screensaver is active or there are active fullscreen windows)

Themes improvements:
New GTK2/3 themes (Menta, BlackMATE, GreenLaguna, TraditionalGreen)
Added GTK3 support for other GTK2 themes (TraditionalOk, TraditionalOkTest, ContrastHigh)

Icon theme improvements:
New theme with green folders (Menta)
Enabled text preview for text files
Added some new icons

Settings daemon improvements:
Added support for MPRIS2 to send media keys to media players
Added option to draw the background if caja is not active
The daemon is now restarted by mate-session if it crashes

Caja open terminal extension improvements:
Support opening a remote terminal

Netbook applet improvements:
Enable maximus only when window picker applet is added to the panel

Dropped packages:
Replaced MateConf with GSettings
Replaced MateCorba/MateComponent with DBus
Replaced MateVfs with GIO/GVFS
Replaced libmatenotify with libnotify
Removed deprecated packages: libmateui, libmatecanvas, libmatecomponentui
Removed libmate (mate-open replaced with gvfs-open, GSettings schemas moved to mate-desktop package

Other improvements:
Fixed a lot of code deprecations
Fixed a lot of bugs
Added and improved a lot of translations

Last edited by fskmh; 04-03-2013 at 06:59 AM.
 
Old 04-03-2013, 01:01 PM   #124
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MSB Git Repo has been updated with MATE 1.6.
Clone / pull the latest update from master branch and you are ready to build MATE 1.6

I have been using it since this morning
 
Old 04-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #125
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Running MATE 1.6 without the PAM stuff in testing and the desktop seems to be working fine. Haven't had to start Caja with "--sync" yet, but let's see how long that lasts.
 
Old 04-03-2013, 08:31 PM   #126
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Yes, it works fine without PAM stuffs, but you will not be able to use the lock desktop feature

if you are on a clean environment, you probably don't need to add --sync in Caja, but when you have KDE/XFCE installed, then probably the environment has been pollutted and --sync is required
Since it's safe to include --sync without any risk, we add it for general usage
 
Old 04-04-2013, 08:05 AM   #127
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Packages for Slackware 14.0 are now available. Check http://mateslackbuilds.github.com for more information.
 
Old 04-04-2013, 08:59 AM   #128
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Currently building the desktop at home. Trying to see if that nvidia problem still exists (using two separate screens instead of xinerama). Already built on my current64 virtual machine and it is working great so far.
 
Old 04-04-2013, 10:49 AM   #129
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@stormtracknole: Thanks for testing it
 
Old 04-04-2013, 12:15 PM   #130
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One thing I noticed on my netbook, I can't get screen lock to work after I close my netbook to suspend. It works on XFCE. Do you know how to configure that in MATE?
 
Old 04-04-2013, 12:19 PM   #131
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Just saw mate-screensaver package in testing, along with the pam requirements. Let me try that and see.
 
Old 04-04-2013, 12:19 PM   #132
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Did you read the README for testing/mate-screensaver and build and install the two pam packages?
 
Old 04-04-2013, 12:20 PM   #133
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Did you read the README for testing/mate-screensaver and build and install the two pam packages?
Just did! :-)
 
Old 04-04-2013, 12:43 PM   #134
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Let me know if it works out with you
don't forget to rebuild mate-screensaver after installing pam and pam_unix2
 
Old 04-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #135
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Just installed all of the /testing packages. Screen lock now works using the mate screensaver. I went ahead and removed XFCE for now on my netbook to avoid any conflicts or weird behavior.
 
  


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