With the new move, users of the Ubuntu MATE for Raspberry Pi OS platform will now receive access to the forthcoming Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) branch. The update is expected to bring users a host of new features including a new Welcome screen built specifically with Raspberry Pi-centric features in mind, as well as many updated components.
The most exciting addition to Ubuntu MATE 16.04 for Raspberry would be the new onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support made possible by the BlueZ 5.37 component.
This new system is based on the Linux Kernel 4.1.19 LTS and includes Raspberry firmware 1.20160315-1, wiringpi 2.32, nuscratch 20160115, sonic-pi 2.9.0, and omx-player 0.3.7~git20160206~cb91001.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht