Although it's shorter cycle, that doesn't mean that it's not a worthed update. In contrary, this release is more like polishing what MATE Desktop has done so far by improving some parts that were lacked before while keeping the traditional metaphor for best desktop experience.
This are the highlight entries taken from ROADMAP:
You will notice that for some packages, i keep using the old MATE 1.10 or even 1.8. That's intentional and the reasons are:
- Slackware shipped older version of GTK+3 (mate-themes)
- No new version (gnome-main-menu)
- No longer developed, but still nice to have (mate-system-tools)