[Stable Update] 2017-05-27 – Kernels, Cinnamon, Firefox, Mesa, OpenSSL, Kodi

system_software_updateHi community,

some of our updated kernels got marked as EOL. Please move on to the next kernel series soon. We also consider to remove some EOL kernels from our repositories.

With this update-pack we have the latest Mesa v17.1 series, Firefox v53.0.3, Cinnamon v3.4.x and updated KODI. Additionally we have the latest ALSA and updated Python and Haskell packages. With an API-fix of openssl-1.0 the issue we had with Steam games should be fixed now. For all fans of XFCE, we added the latest GTK3 packages. Currently the panel got completely ported. Additionally you get the regular upstream updates of packages.

If you use Samba as a connection to your Windows machines, please update to the latest release as soon as possible due a security issue we had fixed.

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 3.12.74 [EOL]
  • linux316 3.16.42
  • linux318 3.18.55 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.39
  • linux44 4.4.70
  • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
  • linux49 4.9.30
  • linux410 4.10.17 [EOL]
  • linux411 4.11.3
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.66_rt79 (x86_64)
  • linux-RT 4.9.27_rt18 (x86_64)

Package Updates (Sat May 27 07:26:39 CEST 2017)

  • community i686: 636 new and 628 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 644 new and 635 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 19 new and 19 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 19 new and 19 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 281 new and 278 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 281 new and 278 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 28 new and 29 removed package(s)

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[Stable Update] 2017-05-19 – Kernels, LibreOffice, Mesa, Thunderbird, Cinnamon

system_software_updateHi community,

we are happy to present Cinnamon v3.4 to our distribution. It comes with new features, a ton of fixes and refinements. Also a brand new spices website was created to get applets and desklets easy to install. We also updated most of our kernels and pushed out the latest LibreOffice and Thunderbird. We have also the lastest KDE-Framework and Mesa-Stack added to this update-pack.

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 3.12.74 [EOL]
  • linux316 3.16.42
  • linux318 3.18.53 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.39
  • linux44 4.4.68
  • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
  • linux49 4.9.28
  • linux410 4.10.16
  • linux411 4.11.1
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.66_rt79 (x86_64)
  • linux-RT 4.9.27_rt18 (x86_64)

Package Updates (Fri May 19 06:07:01 CEST 2017)

  • community i686: 269 new and 244 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 287 new and 261 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 22 new and 22 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 22 new and 22 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 360 new and 353 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 360 new and 353 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 6 new and 2 removed package(s)

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[Stable Update] 2017-05-12 – Kernels, KDE, KDE Apps, Gnome, Browsers

system_software_updateHi community,

this is one of our bigger updates and will bring a lot of different changes to Manjaro. It is recommended to read also some of our testing announcements depending on the topic. It is strongly recommended to do this update as a full update and not partial!. Please use pacman from a terminal for not breaking your system.

So what changed? Well, we started with Plasma5, Gnome, VirtualBox, OpenSSL, ICU, added then Nvidia, XFCE-GTK3, X-Apps, Kodi-Plugins, moved on to Firefox, X-Apps, Gstreamer, Bluez, had some Kernels, NoSystemd, Python, Haskell, then worked on Kernel, Virtualbox, Haskell, Gnome and finalized with NetworkManager, Chromium, KDE Apps, Pamac.

Most might have some issues with the OpenSSL or ICU update. We have some recommendation for some Steam Games.

So take your time with this update and ask us anything, if some might go not so well for you. There will be a solution for it for sure. 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 3.12.74 [EOL]
  • linux316 3.16.42
  • linux318 3.18.52
  • linux41 4.1.39
  • linux44 4.4.67
  • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
  • linux49 4.9.27
  • linux410 4.10.15
  • linux411 4.11.0
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.66_rt79
  • linux-RT 4.9.20_rt16

Package Updates (Fri May 12 17:46:31 CEST 2017)

  • community i686: 1114 new and 1090 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 1140 new and 1111 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 69 new and 65 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 69 new and 65 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 1274 new and 1259 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 1274 new and 1259 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 55 new and 51 removed package(s)

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Manjaro Budgie 17.0.1 released

Today Stefano released another updated community edition: Manjaro-Budgie 17.0.1

This release uses latest version 10.3.1 of the Budgie Desktop Environment, which will also be the last gtk based version before the Solus Project is going to port Budgie to qt5

We hope you enjoy this new edition and are always happy about your feedback in the Manjaro forums or to try helping you with any issues you might have.

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[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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