The website for discovering and downloading the Ubuntu MATE operating system.
Powered by Nikola - a static page generator.
The website is only in English at the moment. There is currently no way for translators yet, although Nikola has support for multilingual sites.
Setting up the Nikola Environment
First, install Nikola into an isolated Python environment, called a
This is independent from the system's installation of Python.
You know when the Nikola environment is activated because
be added to the bash prompt.
Clone the website
mkdir ~/Websites cd ~/Websites git clone email@example.com:ubuntu-mate/ubuntu-mate.org.git
The first build will take a while. Subsequent builds are much faster.
cd ~/Websites/ubuntu-mate.org nikola build
Serving the site
Nikola has a built in webserver, the serves the currently built site on port 8000.
cd ~/Websites/ubuntu-mate.org nikola serve
Now point you web browser at localhost:8000 to test. CTRL+C to stop serving.
If you need to clean the Nikola build of the site do this following.
You'll need to build the site again now.
Dynamic Download Page
The download page is dynamic, but is statically generated. Download information is stored in
downloads.json. The page itself is updated by executing
scripts/update-download-page.py and passing arguments (see