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.