Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Release

The Ubuntu MATE 14.04 final release is now available for download. This release fixes a few issues that were present in the 14.10 release and adds some additional features.

Thank you

I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank the following people for helping create this release of Ubuntu MATE. These are the shoulders upon which I stand; the underlined names are those who’ve helped with adding new features since the 14.10 release:

Stefano Karapetsas, Alan Pope, Sam Hewitt, Sander Sweers, Mike Gabriel, Abel McClendon, Steve Zesch, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz, Goce Mitevski, Ivan Pejić, Jack Mohegan, Gerard Aalders, Riccardo Pecchioli, Michael Tunnell, Brett Wiley, Caleb Howland, Jonathan Nadeau, Daniel Holbach, Colin Watson, Iain Lain, Luke Velvich, Kendell Clark, Kyle Brouhard, Rob Whyte, Erich Eickmeyer, James Pellerano, Steve Radonich IV and Stephen Morrish.

And, thanks to the community. Thanks for showing an interest in Ubuntu MATE. Thanks for using Ubuntu MATE. Thanks for filing bug reports. Thanks for your suggestions. Thanks for testing. And most importantly, thanks for your contributions and creating a solid community on which we can build.

Thank you!

What works?

People tell us that Ubuntu MATE is stable. You may, or may not, agree.

What changed since the Ubuntu MATE 14.10 release?

This release is unusual in that it is based on Ubuntu MATE 14.04 but adds a number of new features and fixes many bugs. Although this is a 14.04 release you can consider it a newer version than 14.10 but many of the changes outlined below have already been released to Ubuntu MATE 14.10 via updates.

  • Updated the Ambiant-MATE and Radiant-MATE themes with green icons. Thanks to Michael Tunnell.
  • Added community contributed wallpaper from Gerard Aalders.
  • Added missing libnss-mdns LP #1380945.
  • Added missing faces pixmaps LP #1385822.
  • Added missing policykit-desktop-priviledges.
  • Added support for Indicators and updated some panel layouts to include indicator enabled variants.
  • Added MATE Menu, which is a fork of MintMenu.
  • Added MATE Tweak, which is a fork of MintDesktop.
  • Enabled the Accessibility PPA to add Orca 3.14 which improves the accessibility of Firefox.
  • Enabled screen reader activation via LightDM indicators and LightDM key bindings.
  • Fixed accessibility keybindings to toggle the Orca screen reader. Thanks to Sander Sweers.
  • Fixed Plymouth not displaying boot up splash screens.
  • Fixed GRUB theme activation.
  • Fixed Calculator media keys LP #1382781.
  • Fixed package conflicts with gnome-applets LP #1378666.
  • Fixed mouse scrolling console pager application in mate-terminal LP #1337195.
  • Replaced Totem with VLC as per the community VLC poll.
  • Synced atril 1.8.1+dfsg1-2 from Debian.
  • Synced caja-extensions 1.8.0-2 from Debian.
  • Synced engrampa 1.8.1+dfsg1-1 from Debian.
  • Synced marco 1.8.2+dfsg1-4 from Debian.
  • Synced mate-applets 1.8.1+dfsg1-3 from Debian.
  • Synced mate-control-center 1.8.3+dfsg1-1 from Debian.
  • Synced mate-desktop 1.8.1+dfsg1-2 from Debian.
  • Synced mate-media 1.8.0+dfsg1-3 from Debian.
  • Synced mate-netbook 1.8.1-1 from Debian.
  • Synced mate-notification-daemon 1.8.1-1 from Debian.
  • Synced mate-panel 1.8.1+dfsg1-2 from Debian.
  • Synced mate-power-manager 1.8.1+dfsg1-1 from Debian.
  • Synced mate-session-manager 1.8.1-5 from Debian.
  • Synced mate-settings-daemon 1.8.2-1 from Debian.
  • Synced mate-terminal 1.8.1+dfsg1-2 from Debian.
  • Synced mate-utils 1.8.1+dfsg1-1 from Debian.
  • Synced mozo 1.8.0-2 from Debian.
  • Synced python-caja 1.8.1-1 from Debian.
  • Synced xzoom 0.3-24 from Debian.

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Download

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Useful Information

You may find the following information useful, which is why we titled the section Useful Information since the information presented here is mostly useful.

Known Issues

You’ll also want to check the Ubuntu MATE bug tracker to see what has already been reported. These issues will be addressed in future development cycles.

Please report any issues you may find on the project’s bug tracker so we can improve future releases.


Is there anything you can help with or want to be involved in? Maybe you just want to discuss your experiences or ask the maintainers some questions. Please come and talk to us.


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