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 …
Beside 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].
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
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 126.96.36.199
- Linux310 3.10.39
- Linux311 188.8.131.52
- Linux312 3.12.19
- Linux313 184.108.40.206
- Linux314 3.14.3
- 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)