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Welcome to the MATE Desktop Portal edit

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The MATE Desktop provides an intuitive and attractive classic desktop experience for openSUSE users. The name MATE comes from yerba maté, a species of holly native from subtropical South America. Its leaves contain caffeine and are used to make infusions and a beverage called maté.

For more information, you can check MATE Desktop official web page.

The MATE Desktop is maintained on OBS in X11:MATE:Factory and provides a rolling release repository in X11:MATE. The first official community release will be MATE 1.6.

openSUSE Installation edit



The X11:MATE repository provides a production quality rolling release repository for the MATE Desktop Environment. Users subscribed to this repository will feature either STABLE releases or stabilized development snapshots. Currently this repository only provides upstream official releases and no 3rd party packages.

To install the MATE Desktop Environment, please click on your distribution MATE icon and follow YaST2's on-screen instructions:

  • MATE opensuse black.png - MATE Desktop for openSUSE 12.2
  • MATE opensuse black.png - MATE Desktop for openSUSE 12.3
  • MATE opensuse black.png - MATE Desktop for openSUSE 13.1
  • MATE opensuse black.png - MATE Desktop for openSUSE Tumbleweed

For potential contributors edit

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You can translate MATE using Transifex.
Mailing list for translators is located at http://ml.mate-desktop.org/listinfo/mate-i18n.
Everything you need to know about translation is located at wiki.

TODO edit



Warning TASKS - available tasks and status; takers feel free to edit and follow the current style!


  • Portal:MATE - keep updated Efstathios Iosifidis
  • OBS Repositories' - maintain and review
  • set future development repository for Factory
  • create and set Stable and Backports repositories for older versions support


  • gnome-main-menu - being ported by upstream

Screenshots edit

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Repositories edit

Marketing edit

  • openSUSE Conference 2013

- Video of the presentation

- Presentation File

All MATE pages edit

All of MATE: