Call me very impressed
Of course now we want to know how you did it. I'd be particularly interested in how you got the sound control icon on your panel, and if you have power management, and lastly how you got the wireless/network icon positioned correctly, mine is running off of the right side of my screen in MATE.
Very good job!
edit: OK, looks like I will have to eat my words as well on MATE not being ready for release, If we can get the sound control working. I was able to move my clock to the right by right clicking on it and moving it to the far right, thus making my wireless control visible. I was able to get power control with the battery icon on my desktop by putting: xfce4-power-manager in the terminal, then I could right click on the battery to do power settings. Yeah, I just need volume control and Mint Menu and this baby is ready to fly
PPS--I even got the weather applet working on this thing.