Manjaro Cinnamon Community Edition released

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“Community Editions” of Manjaro Linux are released as bonus flavours in addition to those officially supported and maintained by the Manjaro Team, provided that the time and resources necessary are available to do so.

We are happy to release our final Manjaro Cinnamon Community Edition to the public. See this release as our last gift to this amazing Gnome-Fork, as we have to drop the support for Cinnamon in near future. We can not maintain this edition anymore since upstream is dropping Cinnamon due incompatiblility with Gnome 3.8. So we hope some people will still love this release …

We worked hard to make this release the best Manjaro experience featuring Cinnamon 1.7 and Gnome 3.6. You will find all the goodies you expect from a desktop based on Cinnamon:

  • nemo 1.7.2
  • cinnamon 1.7.3
  • cinnamon-control-center 1.7.2
  • cinnamon-screensaver 1.7.1

Followed changes are made since Manjaro 0.8.4:

  • Graphical installer introduced
  • Manjaro Settings Manager introduced
  • GDM as display manager
  • Linux 3.8.5 as our kernel
  • SystemD 198
  • Xorg 1.14.0
  • Proprietary driver support for AMD and Nvidia graphic cards
  • Additional multimedia support, applications, and access to the AUR have been pre-installed

We hope you Cinnamon fans enjoy the latest and greatest iteration of Manjaro Cinnamon so far!

Kind regards

Philip Müller and the Manjaro Developers Team


Manjaro085CinMS A common problem with every Linux Distribution is the installation of language localisation packages. With our graphical tool Manjaro Settings Manager we want to make that as easy as possible. Therefore we created nice wizards which will guide you through each step. We will notify you when a new language package came available. Also you can change your system language, keyboard layouts and user management with Manjaro Settings Mananger quite comfortable.

To make the keyboard layout setup as simple as possible we created kbctl, a cli-tool you can set your keyboard to american standard with, for example followed cmd: ‘kbctl -l us‘ – it sets the proper layout for X11 and your console, plus loads it asap.


Manjaro085CinLI A lot of work went into our graphical installer we have forked from Linux Mint. Thanks flies out to Clement and his team. We tweaked it a little to fit for Archlinux based Distros. For now only installation on one harddrive is properly supported, but you can mount other other partitions by hand if you choose the manual option. We recommend to use our cli-installers for this matter, which offers still all the features like efi-support and makes it possible to install Manjaro on your Macs.


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Pamac, our default graphical package manager, got updated and several bugs got fixed. New features are:

  • all panels are resizeable
  • packages list is now better displayed with icons
  • packages can now be sorted by groups, repos, or state (installed, uninstalled, orphans)
  • a size column has been added (corresponding to installed size in all cases).
  • the real download size is display now in ConfDialog and in updater window.
  • interactive search on name is available in package list panel (choose a long list like “Installed”, click on any package, then type “pacman” on your keyboard).
  • orphans are kept by pamac and not uninstalled anymore
  • orphans get now listed and can be removed manually
  • now translated in : Catalan, Danish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese of Brazil, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish

Links
- Download 32 and 64-bit Manjaro Cinnamon Community Editions (0.8.5)
- Manjaro Support Forum
- Manjaro Wiki
- How to create USB installation-medias