Point Linux MATE 3.0b3 Release Notes

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These release notes for Point Linux MATE 3.0 beta 3 (agni) provide an overview of the release and document the known issues with Point Linux MATE 3.0 beta 3.


Point Linux MATE 3.0 beta 3 overview

This release is intended for testing purposes only. Please do not use it in production environments!

Point Linux team proudly announces the availability of the Point Linux 3.0 Beta 3. The key feature of this release is the new GNOME 3.14 edition that hopefully will make a perfect company to the exising MATE desktop. Just like in the previous MATE only releases, Point Linux GNOME edition comes in two suites, 'Full' for the fully functional out-of-the-box desktop, and 'Core', containing only the basic and free components leaving you ability to customize your Point Linux installation the way you like it. Based on the recently introduced GNOME 'Classic' mode Point Linux combines it with the custom tweaks and the brand new dark panel theme aiming to bring the best possible experience for the GNOME 2 fans.

Point Linux MATE 3.0 Beta 3 got many under-the-hood bug fixes and infrastructural changes. Both editions are based on the updated Debian packages including LibreOffice office suite and the latest Mozilla Firefox 34.0.5 web browser that now comes with the Google Safe Browsing option disabled by default to ensure the maximum privacy.


The purpose: Desktop PC distro
Target audience: Experienced users and business/IT sector
Based on: Debian 8 (jessie)
Kernel: 3.16
DE: Mate 1.8.1
DM: LightDM 1.10.3
Distro format: LiveDVD/USB
Supported architectures: i386 (i686-pae), amd64
Distro language: English in Live Session, Localized during installation
Installer: GUI Point Linux Installer 0.19.2

Changes in distribution

This is the first release featuring Point Linux GNOME 3 edition
Firefox 34.0.5 with the Google Safe Browsing disabled by default
Multiple Point Linux infrastructural changes
Up to date Debian Packages

Changes in Point Linux Installer

Screen locking for all users by default if autologin is not enabled during installation
'Install Compiz' feature removed from 'Additional software' as Compiz is no longer supported

Known issues and limitations

Update notification does not work
Sound volume is muted at startup
Compiz is not present due to its incompatibility with MATE 1.8.1

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