Install Mate 1.4 in Ubuntu 12.04, LinuxMint13 and Debian

Install Mate 1.4 in Ubuntu 12.04, LinuxMint13 and Debian

MATE 1.4 has been released, the new release comes with some new features, improvements and bug fixes.

What`s new in MATE 1.4

– Numerous bug fixes
– mate-keyring and libmatekeyring backends updated and now integrate properly
– caja-dropbox package now available
– New themes added to mate-notification-daemon
– Removed indicator-applet-session
– File sharing now available via bluetooth
– Added option to use fast alt-tabbing when compositing is enabled in marco
– mate-icon-theme-faenza now available
– mate-character-map now available
– mate-screensaver now supports GDM user switching
– Removed nyancat from the mate-desktop about dialog
– Forked libwnck (now libmatewnck)
Caja improvements:

Restored toggle button for text based location bar
Bookmarks can now be opened in the places side pane via the enter and space keys
Added a button to get the difference between files in the file conflict dialog

Installation of MATE 1.4

1- Add MATE repository:

– For Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

sudo add-apt-repository "deb precise main"

– For Debian wheezy

vi /etc/apt/sources.list

and add:

deb wheezy main

save and close

– For LinuxMint

You need to use the repository above for Ubuntu, then edit /etc/apt/preferences using command:

vi /etc/apt/preferences

and  at the bottom of the file add these lines:

Package: *
Pin: origin
Pin-Priority: 700

2- Refresh and install

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mate-archive-keyring
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

Is done.