Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.10 Beta 1 Was Released

Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.10 Beta 1 Was Released

Ubuntu MATE Beta1 is released and represents a big step forward compared to Alpha2, not least because Ubuntu MATE is now sporting new themes and artwork to give it a distinctive look. A number of bugs have also been fixed along the way and a few new ones have been introduced, so make sure you read the release notes below.

What changed since Alpha2?
Mostly Beta1 has been focused on adding artwork to give Ubuntu MATE it’s own identity but improvements have been made and some bugs have been fixed too.

  •     Added community contributed wallpapers from Goce Mitevski and Ivan Pejić.
  •     Added community contributed Plymouth theme from Jack Mohegan.
  •     Added community contributed SYSLINUX theme contributed from Ivan Pejić.
  •     Added community contributed Ubiquity slides from Jack Mohegan.
  •     Added Ambiant-MATE and Radiant-MATE desktop and icon themes.
  •     Added Ubuntu MATE LightDM theme.
  •     Added OpenDyslexic a font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia.
  •     Added a screen magnifier for indiviuals with low vision.
  •     Added patent-free S3TC compatible implementation that provides texture compression to Mesa.
  •     Added service discovery on a local network via the mDNS/DNS-SD protocol suite.
  •     Added colord to manage, install and generate accurate colour profiles.
  •     Added ntp time synchronisation daemon.
  •     Added policykit-desktop-privileges which fixes, among other things, auto mounting of disks without requiring a password.
  •     Added a PAM module that will automatically unlock the keyrings using your login password, making gnome-keyring usage transparent without losing its security benefits.
  •     Added GVFS backend (FTP, SSH, WebDAV, Samba) to Déjà Dup.
  •     Added GStreamer backend to LibreOffice.
  •     Fixed hiding the im-config icon from MATE.
  •     Improved support for 3G/4G USB dongles.
  •     Improved support for iPods and MTP devices.
  •     Improved on-demand codec installation.
  •     Improved hardware detection and support.
  •     Improved .iso image mastering to ensure consistency with official Ubuntu flavours.
  •     Improved meta packages and added ubuntu-mate-live for handling packages that are only required in the Live CD.
  •     Updated the default Qt4 style to match the Ambiant-MATE theme.
  •     Updated the language packs in the Live CD based on the Top 10 countries that visit https://ubuntu-mate.org.
  •     Updated ubuntu-mate.org website content and improved the screenshot slideshow.
  •     Updated ubuntu-mate.org webserver to deliver all content over SSL/TLS using HSTS, PFS and (when possible) SPDY.
  •     Removed ffmpegthumbnailer, light-themes and ubuntu-artwork.
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