Install-Media with Gnome 3.12 online!

gnome312-1Hi community,

as usual when a new Gnome release is out, the troubles are there. Exactly this happend also with this release of Gnome 3.12. The biggest feature you will see, is the client-side-decorations, which forces you to uninstall all gnome-applications when you use not Gnome. If you mix for example VLC into Gnome, you will have for VLC a window border and all other gnome applications are using their client decoration. This will give you a mixed view on applications you are using. I’m really happy about that fact !!!

Major features for this release include:gnome-312-2

  • A significant update to the experience for finding and installing applications.
  • Major facelifts for the Videos and gedit applications.
  • Greater high-resolution display support.
  • Big updates for the Software and Web applications.
  • Improved start up times as well as more efficient resource usage.
  • A new application folders feature, which lets you organize your apps.

We will update our profiles in ManjaroISO not to use any gnome applications outside of our Gnome Edition to avoid mixed looks. Everyone should test, if their applications still work, when using our unstable branch. Everybody who wants to give Gnome 3.12 a spin, can download our install media. Please post your findings in our unstable support forum.

kind regards

Philip

Fourth Update-Pack for Manjaro 0.8.9 online!

system_software_updateHi there. I’m happy to announce our fourth update-pack for Manjaro 0.8.9.

A vulnerability has been discovered in OpenSSL’s support for the TLS/DTLS Hearbeat extension. Up to 64KB of memory from either client or server can be recovered by an attacker This vulnerability might allow an attacker to compromise the private key and other sensitive data in memory.

According to the currently available information, private keys should be considered as compromised and regenerated as soon as possible. More details will be communicated at a later time. All users are urged to upgrade their openssl packages and restart applications as soon as possible.

I’m happy with the Netrunner rolling release we did together with Blue-Systems. Check it out and tell us what you think about that, as we are currently working on the x86_64 install media.

I also want to announce that we now use BFQ I/O scheduler by default on all kernels. It features low latency for interactive applications, soft real-time applications, high throughput and strong fairness guarantees.

This out, we support also linux 3.14-series, which is our 7th kernel-series we have to offer for our community. All kernels can be installed with mhwd-kernel. If you have extra-modules installed, mhwd, pamac and manjaro-settings-manager will handle them.

Beside KDE 4.12.4 and regular upstream updates we also support now the latest stable releases of i-nex, a tool for hardware informations. Check it out!

kind regards

Philip


Current supported kernels:

  • Linux34 3.4.86 – longterm stable kernel
  • Linux38 3.8.13.21 – stable extended support kernel maintained by Canonical
  • Linux310 3.10.36 – our default kernel series for Manjaro 0.8.9
  • Linux311 3.11.10.7 – stable extended support kernel maintained by Canonical
  • Linux312 3.12.17 – our default kernel series for Manjaro 0.8.10
  • Linux313 3.13.9 – current stable kernel
  • Linux314 3.14.0 – current mainline kernel

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.


Manjaro 0.8.9.1 Cup of Linux Edition released

Some of you are saying it is ABOUT TIME! So Spatry is happy to present Manjaro Cup of Linux Edition!

  • BASE XFCE INSTALLATION
  • ELEGANT DARK THEME
  • Drop Down terminal
  • BORDERLESS WINDOWS
  • Compiz and Emerald with Spatry’s Configuration settings
  • Limited preinstalled software
  • 32 and 64 bit editions

Get it from Cup of Linux!

Netrunner based on Manjaro

We have decided to surprise with a new announcement:

BlueSystems decided in January to create a Rolling Release model for Netrunner. So they approached us to help them out.

netrunner-arch

Starting with the 32bit snapshot 2014.04 based on the excellent Manjaro/(Arch), this is their first version using our packages in combination with their own repository to provide a great KDE experience.

Note that this will not replacing their Standard/Main Edition of Netrunner, which will continue to be released as our Main version in sync with Kubuntu.

Netrunner Arch fits a different glove, that is of the more experienced user, who rather wants more bleeding edge software with the benefit of not having to switch bases between releases.

netrunner-arch-thus

It is meant for anyone not afraid of manual adjustments should they be needed. Also, being based on the arch package base, it features different tools compared to Netrunner Main, for example Octopi instead of Muon, a different installer, etc.

And to be really bleeding edge, it features SDDM as Login Manager, and other rather new than conservative stuff, that runs well on a vast array of machines, yet could require a little more attention on some.

Without further ado, head straight to the download section and try it out.
And let us and the Netrunner Team know what you think in the Netrunner Arch forum section!

The Manjaro & Netrunner Teams

Third update-pack for Manjaro 0.8.9

system_software_updateHi there. I’m happy to announce our third update-pack for Manjaro 0.8.9. With this we updated to python 3.4. All python related packages got updated to work with this new release. Systemd is now at 212. Calligra got its first point release and got updated to 2.8.1. Also we ship new kernels and the brand new Virtualbox 4.3.10. Please also take a look at snappy-player, which is a neat little tool to play media files by snapping them into it.

If you want to install Manjaro fresh, you can use our latest development release Manjaro 0.8.9.1-rc2 you can find here.

Report back any issues you might find with this stable update.

kind regards

Philip


Current supported kernels:

  • Linux34 3.4.84 – longterm stable kernel
  • Linux38 3.8.13.20 – stable extended support kernel maintained by Canonical
  • Linux310 3.10.34 – our default kernel series for Manjaro 0.8.9
  • Linux311 3.11.10.6 – stable extended support kernel maintained by Canonical
  • Linux312 3.12.15 – longterm stable kernel.
  • Linux313 3.13.7 – current stable kernel.

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.


Server Maintenance

maintenanceRoland will take down all our services on the 25/26 March 2014. Our new homepage layout is now finished. Also we will maintain a bugtracker from now on. All developers should backup their work in git. I’ll do the same. You’ll find all sources also on our github clone. The downtime might go for a couple of days. Stay tuned for more updates.

Kind regards

Philip

Manjaro Fluxbox Edition 0.8.9-1 released!

manjarofxThe hispanic Community is pleased to announce the latest release of Manjaro Fluxbox Edition 0.8.9-1 in both 32 and 64 bit.

Latest improvements include adding Thus, the graphical installer, and full Manjaro Printer support using applications to simplyfiy installing printers and drivers from the menu. Improved settings in Compton will remove occasional issues of backgrounds showing in some applications. We have also added File-Roller for file management and the Aero and Aerodrop mouse cursors in response to requests from our community.

Fluxbox itself is a stacking window manager for the X Window System, which started as a fork of Blackbox in 2001, with the same aim to be lightweight. Its user interface has only a taskbar, a pop-up menu accessible by right-clicking on the desktop, and minimal support for graphical icons. All basic configurations are controlled by text files, including the construction of menus and the mapping of keybindings. Fluxbox has high compliance to the Extended Window Manager Hints specification and supports tabbed windows.

We hope you enjoy this release!

kind regards
Enrique Quezada

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Manjaro Enlightenment Edition 0.8.9.1 RC1 is available

We’re happy to announce this first release candidate of the rebooted Manjaro Enlightenment Edition.

enlightenment-18-clean Our community Enlightenment edition has been without a full time maintainer for a while and this showed in our 0.8.9 release. This new release has been given some needed attention and is in better shape. Please test it and report any issues.

enlightenment-18-busyWe want to ensure those interested in running Enlightenment on Manjaro get an out-of-the-box experience that is exemplary of Enlightenment’s beauty & functionality, and is of the quality that has come to be expected from Manjaro releases. Although some of our team have stepped up for this task presently, we are still looking for a capable Enlightenment user to take over long-term maintenance of the edition. If you have good technical skills and are interested, please contact our development team.

Note this is a release candidate that uses the Testing branch.

Prominent Packages:

  • Linux 3.12.14
  • Enlightenment 0.18.5
  • Elementary 1.9.1
  • EFL 1.9.1
  • Pamac 0.9.8
  • MSM 0.1.3
  • Connman 1.21
  • EConnman 1.1
  • Ecrire 0.1.0-git
  • Ephoto 0.1.1-git
  • Firefox 27.0.1
  • VLC 2.1.4
  • Mesa 10.1.0

A special thanks goes out to Agust from our artwork team for the theming selection, and to AJSlye from our community for various hints and tips.

Kind regards,

Rob McCathie
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Manjaro development team

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