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New Mate Desktop Environment (1.18) Update March 21, 2017

Hey Guys,

— As of March 22, 2017, the new Mate 1.18 release has been sent out to the Manjaro repositories —

Over the past week there have been talks of a new release of the Mate Desktop Environment. Currently Manjaro is on 1.16.1 stable release and the  dev teams are working to get the new 1.18 release added to the repositories. Ubuntu Mate picked up the new desktop environment release since it came out. Below are two videos that Len at Don’t Call Me Lenny put together on the new Mate 1.18.

For information on the release, go to the URL below. The biggest change that came out of this one is that it is completely GTK3 only!!


You can download the latest and greatest from the URL below:


For the latest Manjaro Mate build, click the link below:




From the Manjaro Mate Team:

Hi community ,
MATE 1.18 is in our unstable repo . Check it :wink:

to perform the update before do this :

sudo pacman -Rdd mate-panel-gtk3
sudo rm /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/org.mate*.xml

Test ISO can be found at the URL below:



Just an update

Manjaro released their OS with Mate 1.18 on March 25, 2017. There are several changes that came out. You can see these from the forum site listed below. I would recommend doing a full install as there are many packages that are not showing in the live media. This is to keep the iso small for download. But there are a lot which can be added during the install process.


From the Manjaro Mate Team:

This Isos ship with MATE 1.18 series , full ported on GTK3 .

No other relevant improvement after last our mate test iso only one note , you can select the extra pkgs to install during installation .


Stefano Capitani
Manjaro Team



In order to see what all had changed on the Mate side, the following URL will explain everything that was done. The biggest change was the removal of GTK2 and the strict usage of GTK3.

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