MATE Desktop 1.14 for Ubuntu MATE 16.04 is available now

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#21

Sorry, I still cant find it with the advanced menu. I can find it in the classic menu.


#22

It only appears in the classic menu as far as I know.


#23

I have a question as I don’t have ubuntu mate installed any longer. If I were to do a fresh install and choose to download updates during installation will that give me Mate 1.14?


#24

My apologies I believe the question I asked below is answered here.


#25

It will not, as Mate 1.14 is only available via a PPA right now.
See this thread for details on how to upgrade to 1.14.


#26

Here’s one way of getting the About Dialog… Hit Alt+F2 then type the following:

mate-about


#27

I just tried the PPA and got this:

:smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Just kidding, it’s working great so far. :wink:


#28

Don’t do that @SantaFe, you’ll give people a heart attack!. :smiley:


BleachBit missing menu entry when installed in Boutique
#29

Can you guys name some of the features in the release notes that make this update worthwhile?

It seems that most of what makes 1.14 a valuable Mate version is the definite move to GTK3, but since our PPA includes a version built against GTK2+, until we get Ubuntu-Mate 16.10 and GTK3 by default, we are only left with those features in the release notes that improve the current MATE applications. But I can’t find anything worthwhile in there.

At first glance I’m not seeing an advantage in adding this PPA to the 16.04 line. Would you agree?


#30

Hi @marfig,

I installed it and didn’t notice any change whatsoever to be honest!. :smiley:


#31

I think the GTK2 build is basically a bugfix release. I didn’t come across any new features either.


#32

I with change, Ubuntu Mate starts and better off, now turn off in 5 seconds


#33

Is it possible to add it manually to the advanced menu like in the classic menu?


#34

I think there is an options button on the advanced menu, “Preferences”?. :smiley:


#35

Thank you . Installing now.


#36

You can get it by pressing ALT+F2 and entering mate-about .


#37

There seems to be an issue with the PPA, see UM 16.04 update broken with Mate 1.14.1 PPA


#38

The PPA is fixed :slight_smile:


#39

Just installed the PPA for MATE 1.14 and so far I’m impressed. The only bug I’ve found is that it seems MATE is picky on where you can use apt update && apt upgrade && apt dist-upgrade.

If I enter the terminal and paste sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade && sudo apt dist-upgrade, I get the following:

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt update && apt upgrade && apt dist-upgrade
[sudo] password for santafe: 
Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Ign:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb stable InRelease                                        
Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease                                 
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease                               
Hit:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb stable Release                                          
Hit:6 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                         
Get:7 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [94.5 kB]                        
Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/appgrid/stable/ubuntu xenial InRelease                              
Hit:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/embrosyn/cinnamon/ubuntu xenial InRelease                           
Ign:10 http://download.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable  InRelease                                   
Hit:11 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease              
Hit:12 http://download.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable  Release           
Hit:13 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mc3man/mpv-tests/ubuntu xenial InRelease 
Hit:14 http://ppa.launchpad.net/no1wantdthisname/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:15 http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:17 http://ppa.launchpad.net/trebelnik-stefina/solaar/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:18 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mate-dev/welcome/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:19 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mate-dev/xenial-mate/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:20 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Fetched 94.5 kB in 2s (37.1 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
[email protected]:~$ 

However, I have an alias in my .bash_aliases file called DUpdate that looks like this: alias DUpdate=‘sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade && sudo apt dist-upgrade’ and when I run it this happens:

[email protected]:~$ DUpdate
Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb stable InRelease
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                         
Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease                                 
Hit:4 http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb stable Release                                          
Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease                               
Hit:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/appgrid/stable/ubuntu xenial InRelease                              
Hit:7 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                         
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [94.5 kB]                        
Ign:9 http://download.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable  InRelease                                    
Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/embrosyn/cinnamon/ubuntu xenial InRelease                          
Hit:11 http://download.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable  Release                                     
Hit:12 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease                            
Hit:13 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mc3man/mpv-tests/ubuntu xenial InRelease             
Hit:15 http://ppa.launchpad.net/no1wantdthisname/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:16 http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:17 http://ppa.launchpad.net/trebelnik-stefina/solaar/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:18 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mate-dev/welcome/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:19 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mate-dev/xenial-mate/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:20 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Fetched 94.5 kB in 2s (36.4 kB/s)                   
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
[email protected]:~$ 

Is this a bug, or what? Seems to me if it gives me errors when I run it in the terminal, but doesn’t when it’s in an alias command, that’s a bit confusing. :wink:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade, and sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade works normally though.

EDIT: Ignore this post, it was a brain fart. As it was pointed out to me, I forgot two pesky SUDOs. :dizzy_face:


#40

Hey
According to your first log you forgot two "sudo"s in your first command. :)