Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Progress Update


@Wimpy has some news about the future of Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Yakkety Yak.

Snappy packages, GTK3, MATE 1.14, HiDPI, and more towards our retrospective future. :ubuntu_mate:


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HiDPI, is going to be a thing. Really, it is. With MATE 1.14 built against GTK3+ we have initial HiDPI support working. Don’t get too excited, this is an all or nothing implementation. It can be enabled via an environment variable and a session restart, but once done, all GTK3 applications (not just MATE) will be rendered using high quality pixel doubling. If you have a 4K display, it looks ace :smiley:

can you tell us how to do this, please? env=“I cannot see anything” has not worked for me!

evolution looks rather bizarre, at least on the live usb version


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Hi Martin,
Congrats! Great news for ubuntu mate future!
With GTK3+ switching and new tecnologies, ubuntu mate will be the best ubuntu flavour.

For the MATE Menu and GNOME Main Menu problems, why don’t adopt an Advanced Menu based on a tweaked version of Panther Launcher from Rastersoft? It’s a modern and fast menu forked from Slingshot Launcher.

Thank you!


Really nice idea!! It would give a really modern look and feel.

Please, could you post it in the"Thoughts & Feedback" section?

Regards!! :grinning:


Ok, good idea. Regards!

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