Eight Update-Pack available for Manjaro 0.8.7!

system_software_updateThis is our eight update-pack for 0.8.7 series.

Being rather a calm update we bumped linux38 to 3.8.13.12, VirtualBox to 4.3.2, LibreOffice to 4.1.3, firefox and thunderbird to 25.0, tox to a newer git version, added some new GTK 3.10 themes, plus Xorg-Server is at 1.14.4.

We also released new install medias everybody can test.

Current supported kernels:

  • Linux34 3.4.67 – our default kernel series for Manjaro 0.8.7
  • Linux38 3.8.13.12 – stable extended support kernel maintained by Canonical
  • Linux310 3.10.17 – it gets better with each update …
  • Linux311 3.11.6 – current stable release by Linus. AMD users should check out the new power support

Key-Updates:

  • firefox 25
  • thunderbird 25.0
  • virtualbox 4.3.2
  • cinnamon 2.0.8
  • blender 2.69

Changes in Detail:

  • community i686: 250 new and 246 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 250 new and 246 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 3 new and 3 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 3 new and 3 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 367 new and 368 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 365 new and 366 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 2 new and 2 removed package(s)

Update instructions:

Update your system as usual with pamac, octopi or pacman:

sudo pacman -Syu

Notice: You might have to wait until your mirror has synced.
Please check: http://repo.manjaro.org

Talk about this Update:

You can talk about this update-pack in our forum.


Tip: KDE 4.11 includes a reworked OpenGL 2 compositor. OpenGL 3.1 got introduced. By default OpenGL 2 with the fallback to OpenGL 1 is used. If the hardware doesn’t support OpenGL 3.1 it automatically falls back to OpenGL 2 or OpenGL 1. When running kwin_gles KDE defaults to OpenGL ES 3.0 if present otherwise OpenGL ES 2.0 is used. Catalyst Legacy seems to have issues with this change. Here is a workaround to get it working:

#!/bin/bash
export $(dbus-launch)
export KWIN_DIRECT_GL=1
export KWIN_COMPOSE=O2
kwin --replace &

Save it as a script and place it into your ~/.config/autostart dir. It is also possible to disable compositing till upstream fixes the bug.