[Stable Update] 2018-01-29 – Kernels, Mesa, Xorg-Server, Browsers, MSM, MHWD, GCC

system_software_updateHi community,

with this we updated most of our Kernels, Mesa, Firefox, GCC. We also worked on our Adapta theme, downgraded the Intel microcode as needed puls reworked our Firmwares a little in regard of iwlwifi.

As usual we have some Haskell and Python rebuilds/updates. Bernhard and I worked on the Real-Time Kernels and updated them both to v4.14 series. We use now meta-pkgs to define them for you. Some work went into our Steam-Client and we managed to get more extra-modules compiled for our v4.15 kernel series.

It seems that our french community had some issues changing wallpapers within our XFCE edition. This is now addressed and fixed with our v17.1.3 ISOs by default. For installed systems we recommend to use ‘/usr/share/backgrounds/xfce’ as default folder. The new package will automatically create the needed symlinks for wallpapers added to ‘/usr/share/backgrounds’ from now on.

Our effort and all the needed information about the new security risk can be found here.

Remember, we only continue with our 64bit architecture from now on. Please adopt to another distribution, if needed on 32bit supported systems, as you may not get any updates on that architecture from us.

Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories.

kind regards

Philip Müller
Manjaro Project Lead

Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.52
  • linux318 3.18.92 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.48
  • linux44 4.4.113
  • linux49 4.9.78
  • linux412 4.12.14 [EOL]
  • linux413 4.13.16 [EOL]
  • linux414 4.14.15
  • linux415 4.15.0
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.14.15_rt12
  • linux-RT 4.14.15_rt12

Package Updates (Mon Jan 29 09:50:51 CET 2018)

  • community x86_64: 873 new and 827 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 46 new and 46 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 331 new and 409 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 16 new and 14 removed package(s)