Ubuntu Mate 16.10 Beta 1 has been released alongside other flavors taking part in the Beta 1 milestone, Yakkety Yak Launch. The download ISO files are up and running on canonical servers for the early testers.
This release is all about making a transition to GTK 3.20, something that’s not very interesting from a user’s point-of-view. Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1 comes with many updated packages for improved GTK 3.0 support.
The packages that received GTK+ 3.20 support inclueds Caja 1.14.2, mate-settings-daemon 1.14.1, mate-session-manager 1.14.1, mate-panel 1.14.2, mate-control-center 1.14.1, mate-media 1.14.1, mate-system-monitor 1.14.1, Atril 1.14.2, caja-extensions 1.14.1, eom 1.14.2, mate-applets 1.14.1, mate-terminal 1.14.1, mate-utils 1.14.1, and Pluma 1.14.1.
Being a beta release, Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 1 might contain bugs and issues so understand this before proceeding.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht