MATE 1.18 Desktop Released, Finished Porting To GTK3
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop on 14 March 2017 at 05:48 PM EDT. 37 Comments
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MATE 1.18 is now available as the latest version of this GNOME2-forked open-source desktop environment.

The MATE 1.18 development cycle focused on finishing the conversion from GTK2 to GTK3. With MATE 1.18, GTK3 is the only tool-kit API supported and needs at least GTK+ 3.14.

MATE 1.18 also adds support for libinput, much improved accessibility support, new features for the file manager, lock screen improvements, MATE Panel improvements, deprecated UPower for ConsoleKit2, and a wide range of other improvements.

More details on MATE 1.18 via MATE-Desktop.org.
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