How To Install Mate 1.10.0 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Mate Desktop is one of the most popular desktop environments available, being the default DE of important Linux systems, like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Arch Linux or Fedora systems.

Recently, the developers have released Mate 1.10.0, including better GTK+3 support. Also, the below changes have been implemented:

  • Turn MateRRScreen, GnomeRRConfig and GnomeOutputInfo into a GObject.
  • Add gobject introspection
  • Many RANDR fixes
  • interface: add automatic-mnemonics key for Gtk xsetting
  • use GDK_WINDOW_XID for inter-GTK compatibility
  • Updated mpaste for website change
  • Added org.mate.debug GSettings schema
  • Added MateColorButton class to have traditional color selection dialog with GTK3
  • Removed desktop-docs
  • Removed user guide
  • Removed libunique optional dependency
  • Added MateAboutDialog class to have traditional about dialog with GTK3 too

In this article I will show you how to install Mate 1.10.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana and other Ubuntu and Linux Mint derivative systems.

Follow the below instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Mate 1.10.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 systems:

Add the needed PPAs to your system and update the local repository index:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/ppa
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/utopic-mate
$ sudo apt-get update

Install the minimal MATE desktop:

$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-core

Install the complete MATE desktop:

$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

Install the complete MATE desktop + some extras:

$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extras

How to install Mate 1.10.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 systems:

Add the needed PPAs to your system and update the local repository index:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/ppa
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/trusty-mate
$ sudo apt-get update

Install the minimal MATE desktop:

$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-core

Install the complete MATE desktop:

$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

Install the complete MATE desktop + some extras:

$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extras

How to install Mate 1.10.0 on Linux Mint 17.1 and Linux Mint 17 systems:

Add the needed PPAs to your system and update the local repository index:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/ppa
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/trusty-mate
$ sudo apt-get update

Install the complete MATE desktop for Linux Mint:

$ apt-get install mint-meta-mate

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