We’re happy to announce the final release of Manjaro 0.8.11!
With this release we have focused our efforts, bringing more attention to the
common core requirements of Manjaro’s broad user-base.
The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention
it deserves. Few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and
leading-edge Xfce experience. We ship components from the Xfce 4.11 series
after having tested them in-house, ensuring suitability for everyday use.
This edition now uses LightDM for login management, display locking and user
switching, including custom integration for Xfce.
Spearheaded by the Turkish Manjaro community, our KDE4 edition continues to
deliver this powerful, mature and feature-rich desktop environment with a
unique look-and-feel, and with the perks of Manjaro’s latest tools.
Additionally, there’s much interest in KDE Plasma 5 within the team, so keep
an eye out for upcoming KDE5 offerings, for which early development testing
images are already available.
The Linux kernel used on the 0.8.11 installation media is the 3.16 series.
This series of kernel has been selected for it’s blend of stability, long-term
viability and modern features & hardware support.
Our Menda themes have been re-based on the excellent Vertex by horst3180,
with a great deal of Manjaro customisations and additions. Our Menda
look-and-feel has been extended to include Numix-based icons and Breeze-based
cursor theme, both modified to best match Manjaro’s styling.
Relative to the last installation media release, our tools have been improved
The Manjaro Settings Manager now provides an easy-to-use graphical interface
for installing and removing the many series’ of kernels we offer. Manjaro’s
selection of readily available kernels remains the most extensive of any Linux
distribution that we know of. At the time of this 0.8.11 release, six series of
kernel are available directly from our binary repositories, ranging from the
mature & rock-solid 3.10 series through to the latest 3.17 release. Such a wide
array of available kernel options results in extensive hardware support,
getting you the most out of your system, whether it be old or new.
The Manjaro Settings Manager now also includes friendly graphical interfaces
for adjusting system date/time settings and for customising notifications for
available kernel & language pack updates.
Both of our graphical package management tools have received important updates.
Our Qt package management tool, Octopi, is now at version 0.5 bringing many
improvements and bug-fixes, and shipped using Qt5 for the main interface.
Alternate to the generic updates notifier, a notifier package with initial
KDE Frameworks 5 support is also available.
Our GTK package management tool, Pamac, has just seen it’s 2.0 release.
This release is a ground-up rework providing interface polish and improved
AUR support, and especially, a significant performance boost.
Steam is now provided with two launcher choices, one for using the native
system libraries and one for using the Steam compatibility libraries, in an
effort to offer the best compatibility and performance for different
Although the main installation medias continue to utilise systemd, Manjaro now
optionally offers extensive support for the OpenRC init system, giving you the
power of choice for your init system, something rarely readily offered in Linux
We hope you enjoy this release.
The Manjaro Team
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