So you may have noticed I've not been active on the forums since Ubuntu MATE 16.10 was released. I decided to take a little break from Ubuntu MATE after the release. At that point I'd spent 2 and a half years spending all my available free time working on Ubuntu MATE and I needed a break.
During my 2 month break I've been doing bits for upstream MATE Desktop and getting some other collaborations for Ubuntu MATE organised. But I've spent most of my spare time working on some maker projects that I've not had the time to get to.
Starting tomorrow I'll be picking up where I left off and getting 17.04 in better shape. There is an alpha due on December 29th which I'm not sure we'll make because I'll be travelling at the time. I'll also be finishing some of the back porting and SRUs for 16.04.2.
Just wanted to let you know where I've been and now you know