[Stable Update] 2018-05-07 – Kernels, Mesa, Glibc, PHP, Nvidia, Plasma5, Firefox

Hi community,

welcome to another stable update of Manjaro. Mostly we worked the past days on our toolchain. Please read our Troubleshooting guide for more details.

Other changes are:

  • updating Pamac, which fixes an issue unable to close a mirrorlist generation and shows now a progressbar during updates checking
  • more JADE updates
  • updated Kernels
  • added BFQ scheduler to kernel series v4.16 and v4.17
  • most of our kernels got updated and include bluetooth and wifi fixes
  • latest PHP
  • added Mesa v18.0.2
  • added Plasma v5.12.5
  • updated qemu to v2.12.0
  • adjustments to our gnome-settings
  • updated Nvidia driver to v396.24. Users of Fermi cards should read our troubleshooting guide, as support for their cards got dropped by this driver!
  • added Nvidia 390xx legacy drivers
  • added needed changes for nvidia-390xx to mhwd
  • latest Firefox Development Edition is now at v61-beta2
  • updates to Vertex theme
  • updates to MS-Office-Online launcher
  • trizen as AUR helper added
  • fixes to Compiz
  • some more Cinnamon updates
  • users of Hyper may need to “downgrade” to the stable version, as we removed the epoch
  • usual upstream updates

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

So please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Users of our 32-bit Distro should read this.

kind regards

Philip Müller
Manjaro Project Lead

Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.56
  • linux318 3.18.108 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.51
  • linux44 4.4.131
  • linux49 4.9.98
  • linux414 4.14.39
  • linux415 4.15.18 [EOL]
  • linux416 4.16.7
  • linux417 4.17-rc3
  • linux414-rt 4.14.39_rt29
  • linux416-rt 4.16.7_rt1

Package Updates (Mon May 7 06:47:32 CEST 2018)

  • community x86_64: 824 new and 775 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 49 new and 46 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 346 new and 333 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 32 new and 28 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all package changes can be found here.