Manjaro 0.8.8 lands on our servers

system_software_updateWe made it. Manjaro 0.8.8 is ready. Our last stable release 0.8.7 was announced on the 2013-08-25. Then was fine tuned with, one month later on 12-Sep. This means it took us three months to reach our current stable release.

You will find followed kernels:

  • Linux34 3.4.70 – our default kernel series for Manjaro 0.8.7
  • Linux38 – stable extended support kernel maintained by Canonical
  • Linux310 3.10.20 – our default kernel series for Manjaro 0.8.8
  • Linux311 3.11.9 – current stable release by Linus.
  • Linux312 3.12.1 – we still don’t recommend to us it

We worked hard and managed to get Pamac 0.9.3 done. Here are some features of
our redesigned package manager:

  • stable backend for updates or transactions with a custom pyalpm
  • the transaction progress window was redesigned, it includes now a details expander
  • post-install script output is visble in this expander
  • you can install local packages from pamac-manager (you can also do it from cli with pamac-install cmd or from your file manager)
  • an about window
  • dbus daemon is back to perform transactions
  • high cpu usage bug should be completely fixed
  • checking updates rewritten
  • config parser improvements
  • AUR support

Also Octopi got updated to 0.3. Here are some features of the new release:

  • menu “Octopi” and “System Upgrade” got added in octopi-notifier
  • Yaourt packages get listed as outdated in default package list
  • now it’s possible to upgrade Yaourt packages even outside Yaourt group
  • now octopi-notifier opens only the transaction dialog if Octopi is not running and user requests a system upgrade
  • support to remove Pacman’s transaction lock file got added
  • About Dialog to Octopi Notifier got added

Some facts about the current changes:

Thus – graphical installer

  • Simplified UI
  • Partitioning in two modes (automatic, custom)
  • Using rsync to extract squashfs images
  • Webkit slideshow
  • Bootloader support for Grub (bios, efi)
  • Location selection on map
  • Autologin support
  • Orca support for more accessibility


  • use stable branch
  • use linux310

I hope you have as much fun as we had preparing this release.

kind regards

Phil Müller and the development team of Manjaro.

Package Changes so far:

  • community i686: 95 new and 85 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 94 new and 84 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 19 new and 19 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 19 new and 19 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 221 new and 224 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 221 new and 224 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 10 new and 11 removed package(s)

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:

Talk about this Update:

You can talk about this update-pack in our forum.

Download Manjaro 0.8.8 now