Linux News Today: Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Has Been Fully Migrated to MATE 1.10, Beta 2 Out Now
Canonical has just announced the release of the Final Beta build for its upcoming Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system, so Martin Wimpress has been quick to announce that Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Beta 2 is now available for download and testing.
According to the comprehensive release notes, the second and last Beta build of the Ubuntu MATE 15.10 distribution is now powered by Linux kernel 4.2.1 and has been fully migrated to the MATE 1.10 desktop environment, which means that the Atril document viewer now supports EPub files, and the MATE Sensors applet has been updated with support for Nvidia GPUs (Graphics Processing Units).
The Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client now includes the Lightning Calendar plugin with support for Google Calendar, there’s now a new wallpaper called “Keep Calm,” the Blueman utility has been updated to version 2.0, based on BlueZ 5.34, a release that adds dozens of Bluetooth improvements and fixes.
“We are preparing Ubuntu MATE Wily Werewolf (15.10) for distribution on October 22nd, 2015 With this Beta 2 pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next (stable) version,” says Martin Wimpress. “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.”
Ubuntu MATE Welcome has received the most attention
Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Beta 2 comes with an updated Ubuntu MATE Welcome tool, which is now at version 126.96.36.199 and adds support for the Asunder, FileZilla, Iced Tea (Java) browser plugin, Pulse Audio Volume Control, Rapid Photo Downloader, and SuperTuxKart apps, and highlights the Software button.
Moreover, Ubuntu MATE Welcome 188.8.131.52 updates the GIMP’s description to inform users that the CMYK plugins are now included, and the category under which the tool is listed has been corrected. Last but not least, a crash in the Marco window manager has been addressed, the python-caja package has been fixed, and the Plank 0.10 and Galculator 2.14 apps have been included.
Download Ubuntu MATE 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Beta 2 right now from Softpedia, where you will find Live DVD ISO images for 64-bit, 32-bit, and PowerPC (PPC) hardware architectures. Please try to keep in mind that this is a pre-release version, which means that it contains unresolved issues and it shouldn’t be installed on production machines.