Update-Pack 6 online now!

system_software_updateHi there! Greetings from Hyderabad – India. As I’m staying currently out of country, it took us longer to prepare and finalize this update-pack for you guys.

The biggest change will be Gnome 3.12 itself. You will see it, for sure. That was one of the issues we had with this update. We need to get our themes right. Gnome introduced client side window decorations in gtk3 3.12. Somewhere along the road the developers thought it was a good idea that every gtk3 app should be able to draw its own window decorations. This looks quite good in Gnome itself. Outside of the Gnome world you might find it odd.

We are trying to remove any gnome apps outside of our Gnome Edition. So lot of packages will be changed in our XFCE Edition and Openbox. Our KDE Edition seems not to be affected due this change.

To get the theme issue fixed, we started to develop a new theme called Menda. It is based on Ceti by Horst. You can install both of them thru our repos. All other themes we tried to fix also. If your favorite theme seems to be borken, please tell us – so we can find a solution …

HyderabadBeside Gnome 3.12 we also have a new release of KDE. KDE 4.13 ships with new features. One of the biggest is baloo, the next generation of the Nepomuk project. It’s responsible for handling user metadata such as tags, rating and comments. It also handles indexing and searching for files, emails, contacts, and so on. Baloo focuses on providing a very small memory footprint along with
with extremely fast searching. It also supports storing additional file based metadata via extended attributes.

But this is not everything. We also updated our Xorg-Stack to 1.15-series. New Catalyst drivers supporting this xorg-server series made this happen. This latest proprietary driver is supposed to fix certain problems with Steam OS games in low memory environments, Mesa Piglit regression test cases, and other problems since the Catalyst 14.4 RC earlier released.

Firefox got updated to 29-series such as Thunderbird to 24.5. Libre-Office was bumped to 4.2.4 such as calligra to 2.8.2.

Last but not least we can announce that Octopi got some enhancements thru our community developers. Several projects using Octopi now as their default pacman user interface. It seems that even ArchBSD is showing interest in our QT-package manager. Octopi reacts faster now and got some facelifts. [url=https://octopiproject.wordpress.com/]Check it out[/url].

Report any issue you may have with this update. Also consider to test our currently released Manjaro 0.8.10 public preview builds. Almost every desktop has a new install media online.

kind regards

Philip


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

Update instructions

It is NOT recommended to use pamac for this update. Please use followed command to update this update-pack.

sudo pacman -Syy
sudo pacman -S manjaro-keyring
sudo pacman -Suu

Current supported kernels

  • Linux34 3.4.89
  • Linux38 3.8.13.23
  • Linux310 3.10.39
  • Linux311 3.11.10.9
  • Linux312 3.12.19
  • Linux313 3.13.11.1
  • Linux314 3.14.3

Updated packages

  • stable community i686: 654 new and 591 removed package(s)
  • stable community x86_64: 653 new and 590 removed package(s)
  • stable core i686: 53 new and 52 removed package(s)
  • stable core x86_64: 53 new and 52 removed package(s)
  • stable extra i686: 1173 new and 1201 removed package(s)
  • stable extra x86_64: 1174 new and 1202 removed package(s)
  • stable multilib x86_64: 43 new and 43 removed package(s)