New DNS:

We have a new DNS where we’ll host MATE packages for various distros. It’s hosted by schneida of

You can replace the MATE repository with the new DNS, or leave without problems.

deb wheezy main
deb oneiric main

PulseAudio no more required

Upgrading to mate-settings-daemon-1.1.1, we readded support to gstreamer (instead of pulseaudio) for media (volume) keys. So, now MATE dont requires PulseAudio.

Now there are two packages that provides mate-settings-daemon:

  • mate-settings-daemon-gstreamer (default): uses gstreamer to provides media keys.
  • mate-settings-daemon-pulse: uses pulseaudio to provides media keys.

Two new plugins for Caja

We ported two new plugins to Caja:

  • caja-image-converter: extension to mass resize or rotate images
  • caja-gksu: privilege granting extension using gksu

Both plugins are already packaged for Debian/Ubuntu in tridex repository.

MATE 1.1.0 Packages

The repository was upgraded with 1.1.x MATE packages. Those packages solves many bugs found in the 1.0.x packages (but some other bugs still remaining).

Debian users need to change “sid” to “wheezy” in /etc/apt/sources.list (see

Latest news

We are rebuilding all packages from scratch switching to the upstream versioning schema (YYYY.MM.DD instead of 1.0). In some days the repository will restart to have updates (and bug fixing).

During this time, you can install mate-applets on wheezy installing libgucharmap7 of squeeze:



The MATE debian/ubuntu repository is now signed. You can avoid the GPG warning during apt update, installing the mate-archive-keyring package.

sudo apt-get install mate-archive-keyring

How to install MATE in Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint

To install experimental MATE packages, add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

For Debian Wheezy/Sid and Linux Mint LMDE:

deb sid main

For Ubuntu Oneiric and Linux Mint Lisa:

deb oneiric main

Once updated apt, type in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install mate-core
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