[Stable Update] 2017-04-25 – Firefox, KDE Apps, Haskell, Virtualbox

system_software_updateHi community,

we mostly updated Firefox, KDE Apps, Haskell, Python and VirtualBox.

Please give us feedback as usual and report any issues you may see with this update.

kind regards
Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team


Current supported Kernels

  • linux310 3.10.105
  • linux312 3.12.73
  • linux316 3.16.42
  • linux318 3.18.50
  • linux41 4.1.39
  • linux44 4.4.63
  • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
  • linux49 4.9.24
  • linux410 4.10.12
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.60_rt73
  • linux-RT 4.9.20_rt16

Package Updates (Mon Apr 24 07:49:35 CEST 2017)

  • community i686: 351 new and 340 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 352 new and 341 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 5 new and 5 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 5 new and 5 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 490 new and 489 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 490 new and 489 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 9 new and 8 removed package(s)

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Community Editions Deepin and LXDE

With the release of Deepin Desktop 15.4 we are happy to be able to provide another stable build of Manjaro with this quite extraordinary Linux Desktop and its latest improvements and new features.


Also after a longer absence of a Manjaro-LXDE edition the Manjaro community now proudly presents a 17.0.1 release with this very lightweight desktop.


While our Deepin edition uses the traditional unsquash installation, with the Manjaro-LXDE 17.0.1 you will be able to use Calamares’ netinstall functionality to select your desired software. The live environment in this case presents just the basic desktop.

We hope you enjoy these editions and are always happy about your feedback in our forums to make Manjaro even better together…

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[Stable Update] 2017-04-23 – Kernels, KDE Framework, Mesa, Budgie

system_software_updateHi community,

with this update, we have the latest kde-framework, budgie, new mesa, eudev, some python,haskell and texlive packages renewed. Additionally we updated most of our kernels. For fans of XFCE we added newer packages of some components.

Please give us feedback as usual and report any issues you may see with this update.

kind regards
Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team


Current supported Kernels

  • linux310 3.10.105
  • linux312 3.12.73
  • linux316 3.16.42
  • linux318 3.18.49
  • linux41 4.1.39
  • linux44 4.4.63
  • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
  • linux49 4.9.24
  • linux410 4.10.12
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.60_rt73
  • linux-RT 4.9.20_rt16

Package Updates (Thu Apr 20 09:19:21 CEST 2017)

  • community i686: 251 new and 247 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 251 new and 247 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 13 new and 13 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 13 new and 13 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 182 new and 184 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 182 new and 184 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 7 new and 7 removed package(s)

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[Stable Update] 2017-04-15 – Kernels, Thunderbird, Firefox, Libreoffice

system_software_updateHi community,

We worked hard to get the latest Firefox and Thunderbird packages ready. Marcus adjusted his OpenRC packages to be more compatible to his change made to use elogind from now on. Bernhard reviewed a lot of Deepin packages and we created several release candidates of his edition to be tested by you, our community.

For our coding community we have the latest haskell packages as usual. For all using Manjaro productive we have the latest LibreOffice ready for your current projects. We also fixed some graphical drivers and updated to the latest Mesa-Stack. Last but not least we updated some of our multimedia codecs and most of our kernels to the latest releases.

Please give us feedback as usual and report any issues you may see with this update.

kind regards
Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team


Current supported Kernels

  • linux310 3.10.105
  • linux312 3.12.73
  • linux316 3.16.42
  • linux318 3.18.48 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.39
  • linux44 4.4.61
  • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
  • linux49 4.9.22
  • linux410 4.10.10
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.60_rt73
  • linux-RT 4.9.20_rt16

Package Updates (Sat Apr 15 11:21:12 CEST 2017)

  • community i686: 708 new and 777 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 745 new and 813 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 31 new and 31 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 31 new and 31 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 348 new and 344 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 348 new and 344 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 9 new and 9 removed package(s)

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[Stable Update] 2017-04-02 – Mesa-Stack, Kernels, Plasma, Firefox

system_software_updateHi community,

we strongly recommend to use pacman for this update!

Most noticed change made with this update is our new Mesa-Stack. With it we enhanced our Optimus-Support. You might need to adopt to the given changes and check for pacsave files during this update. If you face issues due file conflicts or want to read up on the change made, you may find more information about it here.

Marcus offers now a complete switch from Consolekit to Elogind for our Openrc-editions. More information can be found in the dedicated thread.

For our KDE friends we ship Plasma 5.9.4. With release 0.8.6 of our new CLI net-installer Manjaro-Architect is now available and has been stabilized after some quite thorough testing lately. More details on this project here.

Latest pacman-mirrors update fixes some bugs with the new ranking functionality. More information on the latest development with this to be found here and here

Deepin is currently experiencing some heavy updating but we are doing our best to keep everything as smooth as possible also with this environment. We expect things to calm down again in the near future with deepin development and are planning on releasing another Manjaro-Deepin edition in a little while …

As usual we also updated most of our kernels to the latest point-releases, pushed out some new versions of Pamac, Calamares and our Manjaro-Tools.

If you have however some issues you can’t fix on your own, please post them in detail, so we may help you out. Also it is possible to start fresh with Manjaro v17.0.1 release, which includes this update.

Please report any issues you may have with this update.

kind regards
Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team


Current supported Kernels

  • linux310 3.10.105
  • linux312 3.12.72
  • linux316 3.16.42
  • linux318 3.18.48 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.39
  • linux44 4.4.59
  • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
  • linux49 4.9.20
  • linux410 4.10.8
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.53_rt66
  • linux-RT 4.9.18_rt14

Package Updates (Sun Apr 2 11:04:07 CEST 2017)

  • community i686: 752 new and 701 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 771 new and 718 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 27 new and 27 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 27 new and 27 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 319 new and 323 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 319 new and 323 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 13 new and 17 removed package(s)

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Phasing out x86 architecture support in general

Due to the raise of interest on ARM technology among the developers and the community, we have decided to phase out the support of x86 architecture.

The decision means, that with the upcoming release of Manjaro v17.1 Hakoila we will only support ARM powered CPUs from then on. The next 6 months will be considered as the deprecation period, during which i686 and x86_64 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from October 2017, packaging and repository tools will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 and x86_64 unsupported.

We had a long discussion with our sister project Manjaro-ARM, after they announced their shutdown. A hardware vendor luckly stepped up to provide our core development team with the needed hardware. This enables us to start developing more efficient and make this even possible.

Therefore we are glad to have the opportunity to keep the Manjaro-ARM project alive and concentrate mostly on this project as our main goal. We decided to support mainly ARM7 and ARM8 technologies, as those are the main processors our new main sponsor uses currently in their production use cases. With Plasma-Mobile also in mind, we will soon provide our simplicity concept to you also on mobile devices like tablets or phones.

We all hope our community will understand this decision and will spread the word to everyone who may not yet found out about the Manjaro project.

kind regards
Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team

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Manjaro Mate Community Edition 17.0

Already a few days ago Stefano released the Manjaro Mate Community Edition 17.0, sporting the latest Mate 1.18 Desktop, now fully gtk3 based and of course including the just recently developed Brisk Menu.

Manjaro Mate comes with customized Arc Maia theme and uses the new Slate notifier theme, originally developed for the Budgie desktop.

This edition now also offers a new feature of graphical installer Calamares that allows you to select some additional packages during installation.

All the other well known Manjaro goodies are of course included to make your start and life easy with Manjarolinux.

Enjoy this release and please give us feedback on our forums as always!

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Install Manjaro as you want with Architect

Hi community,

it took us a while to pull this off. Again we can present an advanced CLI installer for Manjaro Linux.

Manjaro-Architect is a CLI net-installer, which means it does not need or provide a (real) graphical interface and all packages for the target system will be downloaded from the internet during installation rather than extracted from a compressed ISO image.

Compared to traditional unpack-installation with a graphical installer like Calamares this has some apparent advantages:

  • The install media can be very small. In this case the download is about 500MB.
  • The packages installed on the resulting target will be the latest available on the chosen branch.
  • The same install media can be used to install any desktop environment and will basically never be outdated. Even the installer itself will be updated and used in its latest version when you launch the ISO.
  • Options for customization are basically unlimited. You are free to choose your kernel(s), drivers, init system, desktop environment (or none) and any other packages and you will have many more and very detailed ways of configuring the target install to your liking.
  • At the same time, if you prefer, you can use mhwd‘s automatic driver installation and access the pre-configured profiles of Manjaro’s supported editions to install an environment of identical configuration with what you would get by unsquashing one of our ISOs.

We hope you enjoy this release and let us know what you think of Manjaro Architect.

kind regards,
the Manjaro Development Team

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[Stable Update] 2017-03-22 – Firefox, Kernels, Mate, LibreOffice, PHP

system_software_updateHi community,

with this update we ship the latest Mate Desktop, Firefox, LibreOffice, Virtualbox, Xorg-Server and PHP. Marcus was working hard to add some packages without needing SystemD at all for OpenRC editions. He is currently enforcing the use of elogind. We also improved the AUR support in Pamac. Last but not least we updated again some of our kernels.

A detailed list of package changes can be found here.

Please report any issues you may have with this update.

kind regards
Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team


Current supported Kernels

  • linux310 3.10.105
  • linux312 3.12.72
  • linux316 3.16.42
  • linux318 3.18.48 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.39
  • linux44 4.4.55
  • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
  • linux49 4.9.16
  • linux410 4.10.4
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.53_rt66
  • linux-RT 4.9.13_rt11

Package Updates (Fri Mar 17 08:15:08 CET 2017)

  • community i686: 235 new and 249 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 253 new and 268 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 25 new and 25 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 25 new and 25 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 345 new and 340 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 345 new and 340 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 2 new and 3 removed package(s)

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[Stable Update] 2017-03-20 – Deepin, KDE Framework, Haskell, Python, Kernels

system_software_updateHi community,

with this update we have updated most of our Kernels, added the latest KDE framework, pushed out some more Deepin packages and renewed Python and Haskell.

A detailed list of package changes can be found here.

Please report any issues you may have with this update.

kind regards
Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team


Current supported Kernels

  • linux310 3.10.105
  • linux312 3.12.70
  • linux316 3.16.41
  • linux318 3.18.48 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.39
  • linux44 4.4.54
  • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
  • linux49 4.9.15
  • linux410 4.10.3
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.50_rt62
  • linux-RT 4.9.13_rt11

Package Updates (Fri Mar 17 08:15:08 CET 2017)

  • community i686: 365 new and 351 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 368 new and 353 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 21 new and 21 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 21 new and 21 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 265 new and 257 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 265 new and 257 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 20 new and 14 removed package(s)

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