The <application>MATE</application> desktop environment in Fedora has been updated to version 1.8. The updated version brings a number of visual and functional changes, such as new applets and extensions and support for <application>UPower 1.0</application>. The default sound mixer has been switched from <application>GStreamer</application> to <application>PulseAudio</application>. MATE now also uses the <application>Yelp</application> help browser, which fixes issues with broken links in help pages.
Many packages which are part of <application>MATE</application> were either renamed or replaced.
A full list of changes is available on the <ulink url="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/MATE_1.8#Detailed_Description">MATE 1.8 wiki page</ulink> and the <ulink url="http://mate-desktop.org/blog/2014-03-04-mate-1-8-released/">release announcement</ulink>.
To start using MATE, use the <command>yum groupinstall "MATE Desktop"</command> command, and change your environment in the login menu.
This is a tracking bug for Change: MATE Desktop 1.8
For more details, see: http://fedoraproject.org//wiki/Changes/MATE_1.8
Update MATE Desktop to version 1.8
Reviews for for renamed packages are done.
Upower-1.0 suport is complete.
All obsolete packages are retired.
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All is done,
i have removed the new package review request of gnome-main-menu, because the code isn't ready for production.
Wiki page is updated.
Please review the release note draft at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Documentation_Desktop_Beat#MATE_1.8 and tell me if you think the note is sufficient and correct, or you want to add or change anything.
it's Ok, quick and short.....like mate himself ;). Only one point ist missing, it's one of the mayor changes in 1.8.
Mate support now 'yelp', in result all the broken clicks in help menus have been fixed.
OK, added a mention of Yelp. Thanks!
I'm thinking about to switch to 'ssdm' as display manager for f21, because this will fix a long outstanding bug.
Is this possible because it wasn't anounced in feature page?
Can i simply add it to the feature page or is more action require?
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All Accepted Changes has to be code complete and ready to be validated in the Beta release (optionally by Fedora QA). Required bug state at this point is ON_QA.
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shure we're on 100%
Should i edit https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/21/ChangeSet#MATE_Desktop_1.8 for myself ?
You can edit it but after Change submissions, updates are taken from this bug. But it's always nice to have up to date Change page as many folks read it. I'm setting bug to ON_QA.
This change isn't mentioned in fedora 21 documention!
Why i should waste my time in future?
(In reply to Wolfgang Ulbrich from comment #13)
> This change isn't mentioned in fedora 21 documention!
> Why i should waste my time in future?
Hmm, flags and doc text seems to be filled in. Indeed, I don't see it in release notes. Probably just a mistake.
Ok, and what can i do to fix that mistake?
Hi, it seems that I forgot to actually include this note in the document. I added it to the repo now and we'll publish the updated version later today. Sorry for the chaos.
Thank you :)
hmm, maybe i'm searching at the wrong place but i see no change http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/21/html/Release_Notes/sect-Release_Notes-Changes_for_Desktop.html#sect-Desktop
We republished, sorry about that.