Manjaro 0.9.0-dev – Hands on Plasma 5

Lane Wiscombe (anex) is currently working on our Plasma 5 release of Manjaro 0.9.0. With the help our our development team we made it possible to get a running version already up. Watch the video and download our install media to try it out yourself.

Manjaro Xfce 0.8.11 Second Release Candidate

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I’m happy to announce the second release candidate for our 0.8.11 Xfce installation media!

 
Thanks to the Manjaro community for testing and reporting issues with the first release candidate, and a shout out to the Xfce community as well for their feedback!

 

Changes/fixes since RC1:

  • Fix CUPS service doesn’t start (new service name in CUPS 2.0)
  • Shortcut key updates
  • Menda cursor theme added
  • Fix keyboard layout issue with CLi installer
  • Latest Pamac 2.0 development fixes/updates, including multi-word AUR search fix
  • Thunar updated with fix so preferred apps are remembered properly, also polkit support is introduced
  • Menda theme lack of transparency for inactive buttons fixed
  • Fix lack of support for thumbnailing ODF docs and RAW images
  • Fix xfce4-notifyd theme warnings
  • Change AC power battery icon to match rest
  • Fix for crashing when some Asian languages in use
  • Steam-native dependency fix/update
  • Many upstream updates, including 3.16 series kernel updated to 3.16.7.1
  • …possibly a couple more things that i’ve missed in this list.

It is anticipated that this will be the last release candidate.

This installation media is based on our Testing branch. Please report any issues you may find.

Download Here

Discuss on our forums

Kind regards,
Rob McCathie

Manjaro Xfce 0.8.11 Release Candidate available

xfce0811rc1-cleanI’m happy to announce the first release candidate for our 0.8.11 Xfce installation media!

It’s been longer than usual since our last release so the updates and enhancements are many. The Manjaro Settings Manager has seen new features since the 0.8.10 installation media, including configurable notification settings and new modules for Kernel version management and system time & date settings. In what has ended up being good timing, Pamac, our graphical package management software for GTK-oriented DE’s, is also at release candidate stage for it’s new version and is included on this media. Our Menda theme has been completely overhauled and updated, supporting new toolkit releases such as GTK 3.14, and offers a more unique look than previously. LightDM is now used for login management, user switching and screen locking. Steam is now provided with multiple launchers for both system-native and compatibility library modes. Many other tweaks and enhancements have been made to our default system configuration and all the usual upstream updates are provided, including leading-edge Xfce 4.11 components.

Prominent software:xfce0811rc1-busy
Xfce 4.11
Linux kernel 3.16.7
Manjaro Settings Manager 0.4.3
MHWD 0.4.5
Pamac 2.0 RC1
GTK3 3.14.5
Qt5 5.3.2
Firefox 33.1

This installation media is based on our Testing branch. Please report any issues you may find.

Download here

Discuss on our forums

Kind regards,
Rob McCathie

Translate our new graphical installer

We believe that every computer user should be able to use their software in their language of choice. As a Manjaro translator you can put your language skills to work by translating our next graphical installer Calamares from English to your language.

Use Transifex and your browser to translate free software online with an easy to use interface and make it possible for users to naturally use Manjaro in their own tongue.

You choose how much you want to get involved: from submitting a few translation suggestions to joining a translation team and becoming a full-fledged Manjaro Translator.

The range of opportunities for helping to improve Manjaro’s native language support is broad: translating applications, drafting translation terminology and guidelines, filing and fixing internationalization bugs, participating in discussions and helping other translators, providing internationalization support to applications are just a few examples.

Get involved now


Update-Pack 12 is online now!

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I’m happy to present our twelfth update pack for Manjaro 0.8.10.

Originally we expected the last update pack to be the final one before the release of the 0.8.11 installation media, however there has been some delay due to major version releases of various core softwares. This update for Stable branch is relatively minor, the next update will be much bigger and should be coinciding with the 0.8.11 installation media release. Expect installation media release candidates over the next week, please test them if you can.

This update pack includes point releases for these kernels:

  • 3.10.57
  • 3.12.30
  • 3.14.21
  • 3.16.5

Java packages get updated – they’d require intervention, but the updated manjaro-system script handles that for you (if not – refer to this post).
Bar-aint-recursivebspwm and related packages get a much needed update, protobuf updates mean that the compiz packages get a compatibility update, VirtualBox gets bumped to version 4.3.18 along with its extramodules, bluez gets updated to 5.24, KDE4 gets point updates all-round, Mesa updates to 10.3.1, for OpenRC users there’s a big set of updates, and a lot of other point releases/updates/rebuilds.

Please report any issues you may find.

Kind regards,
Rob McCathie

:: Current supported kernels

- Linux310 3.10.57
- Linux312 3.12.30
- Linux313 3.13.11.8
- Linux314 3.14.21
- Linux315 3.15.10 (EOL)
- Linux316 3.16.5
- Linux317 3.17.0

:: Package changes

- stable community i686: 243 new and 234 removed package(s)
- stable community x86_64: 244 new and 235 removed package(s)
- stable core i686: 19 new and 19 removed package(s)
- stable core x86_64: 19 new and 19 removed package(s)
- stable extra i686: 332 new and 327 removed package(s)
- stable extra x86_64: 332 new and 327 removed package(s)
- stable multilib x86_64: 7 new and 7 removed package(s)

Links

Update-Pack 11 is online now!

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I’m happy to present our last update-pack for Manjaro 0.8.10 – Update-Pack 11!

This update pack includes point releases for many kernels. As we dropped linux38 and linux311 packages it is recommended to remove them if installed. Please test and try our other kernels.

Updated kernels:

  • 3.10.56
  • 3.12.29
  • 3.13.11.8
  • 3.14.20
  • 3.16.4
  • 3.17.0

We updated our xorg-stack to xorg-server 1.16 series. This also includes an updated Catalyst driver (14.201) and Nvidia driver (343.22). The later one drops some supported GPUs (G8x, G9x, and GT2xx). We created the nvidia-340xx packages (340.46) for this case. You might need to call ‘mhwd’ in a terminal and install the needed drivers before you restart.

Octopi and Pamac got updated to newer development snapshots. They fix some known issues we had in our current versions. Our steam-native package got another bugfix rework. We also updated some XFCE packages.

Manjaro-Settings-Manager now also support mhwd-dev, our next version of mhwd. In mhwd-dev we rework the way mhwd detects and installs our drivers. Give it a try if you like (how to install is noted below).

KDE got updated to 4.14.1. All the changes of this first point-release can been found here.

LibreOffice got updated to 4.3.2, Firefox to 32.0.3, Thunderbird to 31.1.2 and Calligra to 2.8.6. Other than that we ship the regular Archlinux updated packages as usual.

Notice: We won’t ship Plasma5 packages to our stable-branch. If you want to test them, please switch to our unstable-branch to get Plasma 5.0.2.

Please report any issues you may find.

Kind regards
Philip Müller

:: Current supported kernels

  • Linux310 3.10.56
  • Linux312 3.12.29
  • Linux313 3.13.11.8
  • Linux314 3.14.20
  • Linux315 3.15.10 (EOL)
  • Linux316 3.16.4
  • Linux316 3.17.0

:: Package changes

  • community i686: 448 new and 424 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 444 new and 420 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 70 new and 68 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 70 new and 68 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 1143 new and 1154 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 1142 new and 1153 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 46 new and 49 removed package(s)

Links

Netrunner Rolling 2014.09 released

netrunner-201409-1Netrunner Rolling 2014.09 – 32bit and 64bit versions have been released.

Our sponsor bluesystems just released Netrunner Rolling 2014.09, which is based on Manjaro 0.8.10 (update-pack 10) – you can find currently in our stable branch. Bluesystems maintains their own repository to add additional packages and tweaks to their release.

All the upcoming fixes and features for our 0.8.11 release you can already find in these install medias. Netrunner Rolling is 100% compatible with Manjaro and can be used to get yourself a nice themed KDE desktop with extra features installed.

Release Notes:

  • KDE4.14
  • Baloo replacing Nepomuk
  • Switch to Single-Click default
  • added Marble, Cheese
  • Veromix default
  • New wallpapers and main cursor theme

Software updates:

  • KDE 4.14.0
  • Kernel 3.14.18
  • Skype 4.3
  • Thunderbird 31.1.1
  • VLC 2.1.5
  • Libre Office 4.2.6
  • and many more…

So hop on over to Netrunner-OS and get your install media !!!

Update-Pack 10 is online now!

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I’m happy to present our tenth update-pack for Manjaro 0.8.10!

This update pack includes point releases for many kernels:

3.10.54
3.12.28
3.14.18
3.16.2

Firefox is updated to 32.0.1, bringing security & bug fixes, also a couple of performance improvements to HTTP caching (including crash recovery) and the password and add-on managers.

Mesa 10.2 series gets a point release to 10.2.7, including a number of bugfixes.

Included also in this update is PHP 5.6.0, LXPanel 0.7.0, SMPlayer 14.9.0, VirtualBox 4.3.16, Budgie Desktop 7, Clang/LLVM 3.5.0 and also updates to many other softwares such as Samba, Boost, Gambas, some KDE components, etc.

The Manjaro-Keyring package is updated, including the key of our newest repository maintainer, Alexandru Ianu (Ayceman). Welcome Alexandru!

If you are unable to install this update with Pamac, please instead use Pacman in a terminal:

sudo pacman -Syu

Everyone will have to issue the command at least twice due to ‘SyncFirst’ packages that need to be installed before others. Some users (more recent installs) may have to issue it a third time to complete the update.

Please report any issues you may find.

Kind regards,
Rob McCathie

:: Current supported kernels

  • Linux38  3.8.13.28 (EOL)
  • Linux310 3.10.54
  • Linux311 3.11.10.15 (EOL)
  • Linux312 3.12.28
  • Linux313 3.13.11.6
  • Linux314 3.14.18
  • Linux315 3.15.10 (EOL)
  • Linux316 3.16.2

:: Package changes

  • community i686:  358 new and 330 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64:  358 new and 330 removed package(s)
  • core i686:  20 new and 19 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64:  20 new and 19 removed package(s)
  • extra i686:  410 new and 401 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64:  410 new and 401 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64:  15 new and 16 removed package(s)

Links