Update-Pack 11 is online now!

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
  • 3.14.20
  • 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
  • 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)


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!


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

This update pack includes point releases for many kernels:


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 (EOL)
  • Linux310 3.10.54
  • Linux311 (EOL)
  • Linux312 3.12.28
  • Linux313
  • 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)


Update-Pack 9 is now available!

system_software_updateI’m happy to present our ninth update-pack for Manjaro 0.8.10!

With this update-pack we ship Budgie-Desktop 6 now. This desktop uses Gnome3 technology in a new way. With it you can create a slim gnome-like desktop with low ram usage.

We also updated linux312 and linux38 for the last time. This will bring now three kernels to their End-Of-Life period. We recommend to update to a higher kernel-series if you’re still using these kernels (see also current supported kernels list).

Octopi got some needed fixes. For more information please visit the github repo by Aarnt.

There is also a new point-release for LibreOffice. Release 4.3.1 fixes a lot of issues in the 4.3-series. We also worked on our steam-native packages and fixed some issues.

Mozilla updated Firefox and Thunderbird. We ship now Firefox in version 32.0 and Thunderbird in Version 31.1. They include some new features needed security fixes.

Systemd got updated to v216 and brings new features to the table.

If you wonder why we don’t ship Plasma5 with this update-pack, well it didn’t made the cut for now …

Please report any issues you may find.

kind regards

If you have issues with Rob McCathies (korrode) signature, try this:

sudo pacman-key -r 5C0102A6
sudo pacman-key --lsign-key 5C0102A6

If you have issues with Joshuas Strots (dcell) signature, try this:

sudo pacman-key -r CB6CDD17
sudo pacman-key --lsign-key CB6CDD17

Current supported kernels

  • Linux38 (EOL)
  • Linux310 3.10.53
  • Linux311 (EOL)
  • Linux312 3.12.27
  • Linux313
  • Linux314 3.14.17
  • Linux315 3.15.10 (EOL)
  • Linux316 3.16.1

Updated packages

  • community i686: 234 new and 225 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 232 new and 224 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 17 new and 15 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 17 new and 15 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 520 new and 521 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 520 new and 521 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 12 new and 8 removed package(s)


Update-Pack 6 is online now!

system_software_updateI’m happy to present our sixth Update-Pack for Manjaro 0.8.10!

Some might already noticed that Archlinux moved on to the xorg-server 1.16 series. Manjaro on the other hand will hold back and keep xorg115 a little longer. We noticed some bad regressions with the new xorg version, so to be stable we use our own xorg-stack from now on. We might merge back with Arch when we think it is stable enough to use again.

Beside this decision we updated our kernels once more and fixed samba for security reasons. The coding language gambas3 got another great point-release. With Libreoffice-fresh you can install the latest LibreOffice 4.3.0 to your Manjaro box. We still recommend to keep the current version instead. Cinnamon got updated to 2.2.14, which fixes some issues we had. KDE Framework got pushed to 5.1 which offers more stability and functionality.

Other than that, we have regular upstream updates and rebuilds by Archlinux.

Please report any issues you may find.

kind regards

If you have issues with Rob McCathies (korrode) signature, try this:

sudo pacman-key -r 5C0102A6
sudo pacman-key --lsign-key 5C0102A6

If you have issues with Joshuas Strots (dcell) signature, try this:

sudo pacman-key -r CB6CDD17
sudo pacman-key --lsign-key CB6CDD17

Current supported kernels

  • Linux38
  • Linux310 3.10.51
  • Linux311
  • Linux312 3.12.26
  • Linux313
  • Linux314 3.14.15
  • Linux314 3.15.8

Updated packages

  • community i686: 317 new and 304 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 314 new and 302 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 28 new and 28 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 28 new and 28 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 316 new and 314 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 316 new and 314 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 19 new and 19 removed package(s)


Manjaro 0.8.11-Pre2 is online now (XFCE, OB, KDE & NET)

manjaro-0810-thusHi community! We present to you our second preview of Manjaro 0.8.11 based on our fifth update-pack we justed released to our stable branch. We updated our kernel to Linux 3.14 LTS and use the latest MESA release with latest free and proprietary drivers. Also you find our latest graphical tools we develop to get Manjaro easier to be managed with a few mouse clicks. Also we worked on octopi and pamac. Mostly you will notice our new theme for our KDE Edition with this release cycle. Test it and tell us if you still find some issues with it.

manjaro-kde-0811p1-3With Manjaro Settings Manager 0.2.3 we offer you an enhanced kernel and graphic driver management experience. We will notify you about newer drivers and kernels, tell you when you run an unsupported kernel or new language packages are available. Other nice and needful user interfaces will come to our settings manager soon.

manjaro-openbox-0810rc1-2As office suite we ship now calligra in our KDE Edition and LibreOffice with our XFCE Edition. On our Openbox Edition you can choose with the help of Turbulence which office suite you want to install. Based on our stable branch everyone can test Manjaro 0.8.11. If you have time, please download our new install medias and test them on your hardware, virtual machines to find issues we still might have missed.

kind regards


Sonar Gnome 2014.1 is out!


Sonar is proud to announce Sonar GNU/Linux 2014.1!

Sonar GNU/Linux is an accessible operating system focused on assistive technology. It is focused on being the most accessible operating system available using Free assistive technology. The following is a list of some of the assistive technology offered through Sonar:

  • uses latest Gnome technology
  • a screen reader for blind and low vision people called Orca.
  • a magnification program to help magnify the screen for low vision people.
  • an on-screen keyboard for people who have low motor skills and have difficulty using a keyboard. (The on-screen keyboard can be used with a mouse or trackball to navigate the keyboard on the screen.
  • a font for people with dyslexia.

This has been a long time coming and it is finally here! A big thanks goes out to Kyle Brouhard for getting this release done. He has put a lot of work into this and it shows.

This is the first release of Sonar being based on Manjaro Linux, which is built off Arch Linux. The Manjaro team has been really great to work with and has helped greatly with the transition from Ubuntu to Manjaro.

Philip Müller, the project leader of Manjaro, has made the move a fantastic experience. Without the help from Philip and his team behind Manjaro, this wouldn’t have gotten off the groud. Sonar would also like to commend the manjaro development team for making sure they could make everything as accessible as possible.

The Manjaro community is a great example of concerns with accessibility within the Free sofware community. Everyone should follow their lead and make sure that they play their part in assuring that people can access technology once and for all. That is the goal of Sonar the people behind it making this possible.

With Sonar being based off of Manjaro this will assure:

  • that Sonar will always be running the latest assistive technology
  • to give our users the best experience

If you have never tried out Sonar before what are you waiting for?
Go to the download page and get your copy now!

kind regards
Jonathan Nadeau

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