Ubuntu MATE 17.04 is out! Link: https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/ubuntu-mate-zesty-final-release/
The bad news is, that Ubuntu MATE has removed the 32-bit PowerPC architecture. Consequently Ubuntu MATE will not be releasing PowerPC images anymore. Ubuntu MATE 16.04 will continue to support 32-bit PowerPC until 2019 and Ubuntu will offer security updates until 2021.
But the good news is, that I was able to upgrade a lot of packages on ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC because some packages are still being updated. With the new MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 0.5 you can use most of the new features of the official 17.04 release. I will release the new version 0.5 next week.
Preliminary MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 0.5 changelog:
- Some new wallpapers
- Firefox 52.0.2-1
- Thunderbird 45.8.0-3
- Blender 2.78
- Audacity 2.1.2
- K3b 17.04.00
- MyPaint 1.2.0
- Calibre 2.75.1 (E-book manager and viewer)
- MATE Icon Theme 1.18.1
- MATE Themes 3.22.10
- Ubuntu MATE Artwork 17.04.12