mate-desktop-environment - MATE Desktop Environment (metapackage)

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename mate-desktop-environment_1.20.0+5_all.deb
Package name mate-desktop-environment
Package version 1.20.0+5
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category x11
License -
Maintainer Debian+Ubuntu MATE Packaging Team <>
Download size 5.53 KB
Installed size 11.00 KB
The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an
intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for
Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.
MATE is under active development to add support for new technologies while
preserving a traditional desktop experience.
This package installs the standard set of applications that are
part of the official MATE release.
It also suggests a few non-MATE standard desktop applications like an
internet browser, a mail reader and a network management applet.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mate-desktop-environment_1.20.0+5_all.deb 1.20.0+5 all Debian Main
mate-desktop-environment - - -


Name Value
mate-desktop-environment-core = 1.20.0+5


Name Value
mate -


Type URL
Binary Package mate-desktop-environment_1.20.0+5_all.deb
Source Package mate-desktop-environment

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install mate-desktop-environment deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment




2018-07-08 - Mike Gabriel <>
mate-desktop-environment (1.20.0+5) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Alex ARNAUD ]
* debian/20_mate-debian.gschema.override:
+ Restore switch-panels function to make it possible to use panels only with
keyboard, for example for blind users (follow-up change for #892748).
[ Mike Gabriel ]
* debian/control:
+ Update Vcs-*: fields. Package has been migrated to
+ Bump Standards-Version: to 4.1.4. No changes needed.
+ Drop pkg-mate-team Alioth mailing list from Uploaders: field.
+ De-promote caja-share from R: to S:. (Closes: #901775).
+ Add to R (mate-desktop-environment-extras): gnome-system-tools. (Closes:
2018-04-18 - Mike Gabriel <>
mate-desktop-environment (1.20.0+4) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control:
+ Recommend mate-tweak and mate-menu in m-d-e--extras bin:pkg. Suggest
m-d-e-extras by m-d-e bin:pkg. (Closes: #895788).
+ Drop D (m-d-e-core): gvfs-bin. Deprecated in Debian. For this, various
gfvs-open calls got replaced in other MATE packages (i.e. caja, mate-menu,
mate-notification-daemon). (Closes: #877742).
+ Bump versioned D on caja to 1.20.2-2~ (part of gvfs-bin deprecation).
+ Bump versioned D on mate-notification-daemon to 1.20.0-2~ (part of
gvfs-bin deprecation).
+ Note on mate-menu: mate-menu had gvfs-bin dependency in its control file,
so no version bump is required here. Whereas caja and m-n-d did not
reference gvfs-bin in their control files, so explicit version bumping
in m-d-e-core is our way to address that flaw.
2018-04-05 - Mike Gabriel <>
mate-desktop-environment (1.20.0+3) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Mike Gabriel ]
* debian/*.gschema.override:
- Move keybindings for switch-windows-all{-backward} over from
10_mate-common.gschema.override to 20_mate-ubuntu.gschema.override.
(Closes: #892748).
* debian/control:
+ Update versioned D on mate-themes (>= 3.22.16). We now use MATE's own
cursor theme, shipped in mate-themes with 3.22.16 or newer.
[ Martin Wimpress ]
* debian/control:
+ Drop D: dmz-cursor-theme. Obsolete.
* debian/10_mate-common.gschema.override:
- Make the mate cursor theme default for Debian and Ubuntu.
- Add quadrant tiling keybindings. Add keybinding to toggle shaded windows.
* debian/20_mate-debian.gschema.override:
- Enable mate cursor theme by default.
* debian/20_mate-ubuntu.gschema.override:
- Enable mate cursor theme by default.
- Correct schema path for global-keybindings.
2018-03-01 - Mike Gabriel <>
mate-desktop-environment (1.20.0+2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Mike Gabriel ]
* debian/copyright: Use secure URI for copyright format.
[ Martin Wimpress ]
* debian/control:
+ Move D: mate-backgrounds (>= 1.20) | ubuntu-mate-wallpapers to
(mate-desktop-environment). Prevent unintended installation of
mate-backgrounds on Ubuntu MATE.
+ Replace D: ttf-ubuntu-font-family with fonts-ubuntu
+ Replace D: breeze-cursor-theme with dmz-cursor-theme
* debian/20_mate-debian.gschema.override:
+ Enable DMZ-White cursors by default.
* debian/20_mate-ubuntu.gschema.override:
+ Enable DMZ-Black cursors by default.
2018-02-14 - Mike Gabriel <>
mate-desktop-environment (1.20.0+1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Martin Wimpress ]
* Update for MATE Desktop 1.20.
+ Dependencies updated for MATE 1.20.
* debian/10_mate-common.gschema.override:
+ Disable tab switching borders.
+ Remove obsolete side-by-side-tiling override.
[ Mike Gabriel ]
* debian/{control,compat}: Bump DH version level to 11.

See Also

Package Description
mate-desktop_1.20.4-2_i386.deb Library with common API for various MATE modules
mate-dock-applet_0.88-1_i386.deb MATE Panel dock applet
mate-equake-applet_1.3.8.2-1_i386.deb Mate panel applet which monitors earthquakes
mate-icon-theme-faenza_1.20.0+dfsg1-2_all.deb MATE Faenza Desktop icon theme
mate-icon-theme_1.20.3-1_all.deb MATE Desktop icon theme
mate-indicator-applet-common_1.20.1-1_all.deb MATE panel indicator applet (common files)
mate-indicator-applet_1.20.1-1_i386.deb MATE panel indicator applet
mate-media-common_1.20.2-1_all.deb MATE media utilities (common files)
mate-media_1.20.2-1_i386.deb MATE media utilities
mate-menu_18.04.3-3_all.deb Advanced MATE menu
mate-menus_1.20.2-1_i386.deb implementation of the freedesktop menu specification for MATE
mate-netbook-common_1.20.1-1_all.deb MATE utilities for netbooks (common files)
mate-netbook_1.20.1-1_i386.deb MATE utilities for netbooks
mate-notification-daemon-common_1.20.2-1_all.deb daemon to display passive popup notifications (common files)
mate-notification-daemon_1.20.2-1_i386.deb daemon to display passive popup notifications