Update 2014-12-19 released

system_software_updateI’m happy to announce our second update after our release of Manjaro 0.8.11.

With this update we fixed some issues with Bluedevil and devices powered-off by default:

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=341546
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=337193

Also we updated some of our kernels (3.10.62, 3.12.35, 3.14.26, 3.17.6) and introduce the 3.18 series. Along with usual upstream fixes and enhancements, all these kernels include BFQ v7r6, which improves boot time while retaining it’s usual responsiveness. More info here:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/bfq-iosched/EufEsuDaEuU

On the driver side we updated nvidia-340xx packages. Also there is a new AMD Catalyst driver out there. For more details take a look here:

http://tinyurl.com/o4wkb92
https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=18636.0

Beside fixes for our graphical package managers, we ship regular Arch-Upstream updates. This includes updates to Mesa, LibreOffice, Qt5, Python2, Xorg-Server and much more.

This update also includes a number of ‘fast-tracked’ security fixes.

Please give us feedback and report any issues with this update.

kind regards

the Manjaro Development Team


Current supported kernels

  • Linux310 3.10.62
  • Linux312 3.12.35
  • Linux313 3.13.11.12
  • Linux314 3.14.26
  • Linux316 3.16.7.2
  • Linux317 3.17.6
  • Linux318 3.18.0

Updated packages

  • community i686: 184 new and 171 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 184 new and 171 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 40 new and 28 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 40 new and 28 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 381 new and 369 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 381 new and 369 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 17 new and 18 removed package(s)

Links


Troubleshooting

The 3.15 series Linux kernel is no longer supported. If you get any errors when trying to update that relate to a package with “linux315″ in the name, the solution is to remove all linux315 packages from your system. You can easily do this through the Manjaro Settings Manager.

Calamares Installer Demonstration

Spatry takes our new graphical installer for a spin. Calamares is an installer framework. By design it is very customizable, in order to satisfy a wide variety of needs and use cases. Calamares aims to be easy, usable, beautiful, pragmatic, inclusive and distribution-agnostic.

Got a Linux distribution but no system installer? Grab Calamares, mix and match any number of Calamares modules (or write your own in Python or C++), throw together some branding, package it up and you are ready to ship!

Update 2014-12-10 released

system_software_updateI’m happy to announce our first update after our release of Manjaro 0.8.11.

With this update we present to you a new package called firefox-kde. Our friends from BlueSystems started a new page for this new Firefox version. Currently we support Manjaro, Netrunner and Kubuntu with binary packages. Soon or later other distributions might adopt this work by BlueSystems and KDE e.V.

As we already working on our next version of Manjaro – 0.9.0 – we also pushed Calamares 0.17.4 out in the wild. It is now mostly feature completed and can be stable used as our graphical installer. We are still fixing some quirks before we release our first release candidate. You can always install our latest Manjaro Dev-Builds to test this new installer on your own systems.

Also we updated some of our kernels (3.12.34, 3.13.11.12 and 3.16.7.2). All of them ship BFQ v7r5 and include needed fixes and enhancements.

With Budgie Desktop v8 we have an even better alternative GTK3 desktop to choose from.

On the driver side we updated nvidia and nvidia-304xx packages. For more details take a look here and there.

Beside that, we ship regular Arch-Upstream updates (2014-11-07|11:44 CEST).

Please give us feedback and report any findings with this update.

kind regards
Philip


Current supported kernels

  • Linux310 3.10.61
  • Linux312 3.12.34
  • Linux313 3.13.11.12
  • Linux314 3.14.25
  • Linux316 3.16.7.2
  • Linux317 3.17.4

Updated packages

  • community i686: 243 new and 139 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 242 new and 138 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 13 new and 14 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 13 new and 14 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 229 new and 315 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 229 new and 315 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 7 new and 6 removed package(s)

Links


manjaro-linux.de open its doors

manjaro-linux.deWith each new release more and more people will talk and use Manjaro. This is mostly cos of our great community.

Now we are happy to announce that our German community finally opened their doors and created a brand new support platform for our great distribution. www.manjaro-linux.de is the new homepage for our german speaking users to get our best support ever.

Beside the great forums and wiki you’ll get additional information about Manjaro via FB, G+ and Geraspora. So jump over and enjoy Manjaro as we do!

Kind regards
The German Manjaro Community

Manjaro 0.8.11 released!

We’re happy to announce the final release of Manjaro 0.8.11!

manjaro-0811-xfce

manjaro-0811-kde

 

 

 

 

 

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
and polished.

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
Steam games.

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
distributions nowadays.

We hope you enjoy this release.

Kind regards,

The Manjaro Team

 

Download here

Discuss on our forums

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

xfce0811rc2-busy

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