MATE desktop 1.8.1 now available

The MATE desktop environment has been packaged by yours truly and we’ve got now the latest available version: 1.8.1.

This DE supports suspend/hibernation/fast-user-switching with no additional changes, thanks to ConsoleKit and upower (0.9.x).

The minimal MATE desktop is available in the mate meta-package, and all its extra applications (Atril, Pluma, applets, etc) are in the mate-extra package. For additional functionality the ConsoleKit and upower0 packages must also be installed.

To install all MATE packages with full functionality:

# xbps-install -Sv mate mate-extra ConsoleKit upower0
# ln -s /etc/sv/dbus /var/service/

Use mate-session to start it via ~/.xinitrc or select it in your Display Manager.

A screenshot of my MATE desktop:

MATE xtraeme desktop