Martin Wimpress has announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 22.10. This release reportly offers a number of small, polishing changes rather than a lot of large, technical adjustments. Some of the desktop tweaks include the following: “The usual point release updates to MATE desktop and Ayatana Indicators have been included that fix an assortment on minor bugs. The main change in MATE desktop is to MATE Panel, where we’ve included an early snapshot release of mate-panel 1.27.0 along with a patch set that adds centre alignment of panel applets. This much requested feature comes from Ubuntu MATE community contributor Gordon N. Squash and allows panel applets to be centre aligned, as well as the usual left and right alignment. I’m sure you’ll all join me in thanking Gordon for working on this feature. Centre aligning of applet icons will ship with MATE Desktop 1.28, but we’re including it early for Ubuntu MATE users. We’ve updated MATE Tweak to correctly save/restore custom layouts that use centre aligned applets and all the panel layouts shipped with Ubuntu MATE 22.10 have been updated so they’re compatible with center alignment of applets.” Further details can be found in the project’s release announcement and in the release notes. Download: ubuntu-mate-22.10-desktop-amd64.iso (3,051MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist).