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There is a bug in gvfs in Ubuntu 16.04 that affects Caja, Nautilus and Nemo. Please take 5 minutes to test the fix so it can be verified for release.

See the post below for details.

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2 is out and has lot of new toys to play with. Global Menu, Heads-Up Display (HUD), proper Super key support, all new panel layouts, Indicator support and much more!

What video player should Ubuntu MATE 17.10 ship by default?

#Ubuntu Artful (17.10) Desktop - call for testing. Now shipping GNOME shell & GDM by default & Wayland as an option. Please grab the ISO and start exercising it now, before the release in October.

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The NEW Software Boutique is coming. Now with Snap support!

Luke Horwell and I are at the Snap Sprint taking place this week. We've been working on a new version of Software Boutique.

We've added support for snaps via snapd-glib and debs are now handled via PackageKit.

If you want to learn a little bit more, Luke has also posted in the Ubuntu MATE Community forum:

This morning at the Snap Sprint developers representing +GNOME​ and FlatPak join us to discuss how the GNOME Software UI should be extended to support Snaps and FlatPak in a consistent manner.

MATE Desktop​ developers have been talking to Mir developers about how Mir can be used as a Wayland compositor

Snappy Sprint is underway in the Canonical London office.

In the room are developers from elementary .​, The KDE Community .​, Snapcraft​, Fedora Project​, Ubuntu​, MATE Desktop​ and AppStream.

This morning we fleshed our how "base snaps" will work and enable snaps to sit on a base built from distros other than Ubuntu.

This afternoon we're discussing how AppStream data can be used to enrich the meta data available for snaps.

MATE has always been a great lightweight DE, & the Brisk Menu having Super Key functionality was in part responsible for pushing me to it full time on my Arch Linux system after having used GNOME for over a month and a half. @Wimpress @ikey

Watch Snapcraft Office Hours to see how Python apps are snapped and how they can simplify install docs.