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MATE 1.14 Desktop Finally Lands in Manjaro Linux’s Repo, New MATE Edition Is Out

Usually, the Manjaro Linux repos are filled with new software released from time to time, bundled as update packs, based on the latest updates from the Arch Linux repositories, but this time, the Manjaro Linux devs had to step up their game and take control over the maintenance of the MATE packages for the distribution.

Why? Because it looks like the MATE packages in Arch Linux are no longer maintained, and the last version offered there is 1.12.1, released in December 2015. Therefore, if you’re using Manjaro Linux, you can now update the MATE desktop environment to latest 1.14 version, a major release with dozens of new features.