[Xorg] MESA with libglvnd support in unstable

system_software_updateHi community,

some of you might have noticed that we started to work on a new way to have mesa and the nvidia driver installed side-by-side without any libgl/libglx hacks.

This we managed with two steps:

  • First step was to remove the libglx symlinks with current xorg-server package and associated mesa/nvidia drivers through the removal of various symbolic libgl links. It was a tough moment because it was breaking optimus system, xorg-server configuration needs manual updating.
  • The second step is now here, with an updated 10-nvidia-drm-outputclass.conf file that should help to have an “out-of-the-box” working xorg-server experience with optimus system.

However, some drivers might not work. This might be Catalyst and the Nvidia-Legacy drivers. Therefore we need you, the community members to give it a shot and support us by giving us the needed feedback to fix it for you. Therefore please join our unstable branch and help us out finding a proper setting.

We will assist you when needed and guide you to get your system back up running, as you may loose your graphical session.

kind regards,
Philip Müller and the Development Team.

[Stable Update] 2017-03-14 – Pamac, OpenRC, Firefox, Thunderbird, KDE-Apps, Virtualbox

system_software_updateHi community,

with this update we have now the latest Firefox, Thunderbird, LibreOffice, VirtualBox and KDE-Apps. We also updated our OpenRC-Stack plus worked on fixes for Pamac.

A detailed list of package changes can be found here.

Please test and give us feedback as usual

kind regards
Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team


Current supported Kernels

  • linux310 3.10.105
  • linux312 3.12.71
  • linux316 3.16.41
  • linux318 3.18.48 [EOL]
  • linux41 4.1.38
  • linux44 4.4.52
  • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
  • linux49 4.9.13
  • linux410 4.10.1
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.50_rt63
  • linux-RT 4.9.13_rt12

Package Updates (Mon Mar 6 06:40:13 CET 2017)

  • community i686: 428 new and 421 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 461 new and 454 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 20 new and 20 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 20 new and 20 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 661 new and 654 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 661 new and 654 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 11 new and 11 removed package(s)

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Manjaro Cinnamon Community Edition 17.0 released

The Cinnamon Desktop Environment is known to be quickly familiar for users new to Linux. Intuitive and easy to configure, yet with some eye-candy and everything you can expect from a modern desktop.

The Manjaro Cinnamon Community Edition features

  • the complete native X-apps stack, including image viewers/browsers pix and xviewer, text editor xed, media-player xplayer and document viewer xreader.
  • native cinnamon-sounds
  • nemo filebrowser
  • mozilla firefox and thunderbird
  • hexchat and transmission-gtk
  • office suite libreoffice-fresh
  • gimp
  • popular music manager pragha
  • gnome-disk-utility and baobab disk analyser
  • package manager pamac, isousb and dconf-editor
  • base-devel group and yaourt for AUR access
  • of course the Manjaro goodies: Manjaro-Hardware-Detection, Manjaro-Settings-Manager and our new multilingual welcome screen Manjaro-Hello.

We hope you enjoy this edition and welcome your feedback on the Manjaro Forums


kind regards, Bernhard Landauer and the awesome Manjaro Community

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Manjaro i3 Community Edition 17.0 released

i3 is a slim and fast tiling window manager and – after a little learning curve for the new user extremely efficient and versatile.

The popular Manjaro i3 Community Edition has matured over quite a while now and proven to be very reliably and stable. Over time several useful additions by the community have made this edition very complete and accessible also to inexperienced users while at the same time highly configurable and with just a little more than the essentials added for the experienced i3 fan.
Without denying the original i3 environment, some Manjaro customization and added user-friendliness make this edition quite special.

Manjaro goodies like Manjaro-Hardware-Detection, Manjaro-Settings-Manager and our new multilingual welcome screen Manjaro-Hello have been seemlessly integrated and adjusted to work also in this environment and a bunch of nice little scripts and preconfigured dotfiles will make your start and your life with a tiler almost as easy as with a conventional Desktop Environment.

The Manjaro i3 17.0 edition includes

  • i3-gaps 4.13
  • customized, preconfigured i3status-manjaro 2.11
  • dmenu-manjaro 4.16-12 patched with recency-awareness and mouse-support
  • additional categorized menu morc_menu
  • alsa pre-installed with install_pulse script for easy upgrade to pulseaudio
  • lightdm
  • pamac package manager
  • lxappearance and nitrogen for customization
  • lxinput for mouse and keyboard configuration
  • bmenu, ranger, moc and a variety of more CLI-utilities
  • compton, dunst, i3-scrot, i3-exit and conky
  • pcmanfm file-browser
  • palemoon internet browser
  • gimp, viewnior, epdfview, manjaro-printer
  • vlc, xfburn
  • hexchat, transmission-gtk
  • manjaro-chroot, gparted, isousb
  • base-devel group and yaourt for AUR access are pre-installed

    kind regards, Bernhard Landauer and the awesome Manjaro Community

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Manjaro GNOME 17.0 released

GNOME being a powerful, userfriendly, easy to use, customizable and fully accesible GTK3+ desktop environment, the Manjaro team has decided to offer the GNOME edition as a third official flavour with the 17.0 release.

The Manjaro Gnome edition stays close to vanilla GNOME while of course being customized and configured for out-of-the-box usability with all the proven features of a Manjaro edition like Manjaro-Hardware-Detection, Manjaro-Settings-Manager, Pamac package management and the new Manjaro-Hello welcome screen.
Linux 4.9 being the default kernel, the whole variety of Manjaro kernels from the mature and rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.10 release and two realtime kernel series is available for easy installation with the Settings Manager.

The Gnome edition comes with these extension pre-installed

  • classic menu Gnomenu
  • Openweather
  • TaskBar, preview and icon of active applications
  • native GNOME dock DashtoDock
  • User Themes for easy customization and
  • Removable drive menu

More extensions can easily be installed via https://extensions.gnome.org/ using Firefox or also with chrome-gnome-shell from the Manjaro repos for Chrome(ium) browsers.

For everyday usage out-of-the-box you will find pre-installed:

  • Firefox browser
  • Evolution PIM and e-mail client
  • Uget download manager
  • Transmission for torrent download
  • Imagewriter ISO to USB
  • Lollypop and Totem multimedia players
  • Office Suite Libreoffice Fresh
  • Java and Flash
  • and more …

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

kind regards, Stefano Capitani and the Manjaro Development Team


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Manjaro XFCE 17.0 released

Manjaro Fringilla was a great release! Now we are proud to announce our current stable release we call “Gellivara“. It took us more than two months to prepare this new release series for 2017.

The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention it deserves. Few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and leading-edge Xfce experience. We ship Xfce 4.12 with this release of Manjaro. We mainly focused on polishing the user experience on the desktop and window manager, and on updating some components to take advantage of newly available technologies such as switching to a new Vertex-Maia theme, we already using known as Maia for our KDE edition.

The Manjaro Settings Manager (MSM) now provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for installing and removing the many series of kernels we offer. Manjaro’s selection of readily available kernels remains the most extensive of all Linux distribution we know of. At the time of this release, nine kernel-series are available directly from our binary repositories, ranging from the mature & rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.10 release. Additionally we offer two realtime kernel series. Such a wide array of available kernel options results in extensive hardware support, getting the most out of your system for you, be it old or new.

Features of the new release Gellivara:

  • We updated the stock kernel to linux49 4.9 LTS
  • We updated the Xorg-Stack to v1.19 series
  • We released Pamac v4.3.0 with native AUR-Support
  • We enhanced and improved our Manjaro Tools & Profiles
  • MHWD we adopted a more efficient way to handle libglx binaries
  • Some of our themes got updated and new got designed

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

kind regards, Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team


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Manjaro KDE 17.0 released

Manjaro Fringilla was a great release! Now we are proud to announce our current stable release we call “Gellivara“. It took us more than three months to prepare this new release series for 2017.

Our KDE edition continues to deliver this powerful, mature and feature-rich desktop environment with a unique look-and-feel, and with the perks of Manjaro’s latest tools. We ship now Plasma 5.9 desktop in combination with the latest KDE-Apps 16.12. It was a huge step to get it all playing together smoothly and to give the user experience the same feeling as our KDE4 editions of the past.

The Manjaro Settings Manager (MSM) now provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for installing and removing the many series of kernels we offer. Manjaro’s selection of readily available kernels remains the most extensive of all Linux distribution we know of. At the time of this release, nine kernel-series are available directly from our binary repositories, ranging from the mature & rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.10 release. Additionally we offer two realtime kernel series. Such a wide array of available kernel options results in extensive hardware support, getting the most out of your system for you, be it old or new.

Features of the new release Gellivara:

  • We updated the stock kernel to linux49 4.9 LTS
  • We updated the Xorg-Stack to v1.19 series
  • We updated KDE to its latest components: Plasma 5.9.3, Apps 16.12.3, Framework 5.31.0
  • We enhanced and improved our Manjaro Tools & Profiles
  • MHWD we adopted a more efficient way to handle libglx binaries
  • Some of our themes got updated and new got designed

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

kind regards, Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team


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[Stable Update] 2017-03-06 – Mesa, Xorg-Server, Deepin, Tesseract, Plasma5

system_software_updateHi community,

KDE releases a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5.9.3. The bugfixes are typically small but important and include:

  • KSSHAskPass: Fix git ssh password detection
  • Fix default fixed font in fonts kcm
  • Fix crash when switching activities

Some more updated Deepin, Bluez and Haskell packages round-up this update for today. Please test and give us feedback as usual

With Pamac v4.3 we added our native AUR support. This makes it easy for you to install AUR packages without the need of any AUR helpers.

The coding IDEs Lazarus and KDeveloper got a new release, we pushed out the latest latest Xorg-Server, updated some python, haskell and mythplugins. Last but not least our realtime kernel got updated to the lastest point-release available.

A detailed list of package changes can be found here.

Please test and give us feedback as usual

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 4.1.38
  • linux44 4.4.52
  • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
  • linux49 4.9.13
  • linux410 4.10.1
  • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.50_rt62
  • linux-RT 4.9.13_rt11

Package Updates (Mon Mar 6 06:40:13 CET 2017)

  • community i686: 378 new and 365 removed package(s)
  • community x86_64: 395 new and 382 removed package(s)
  • core i686: 15 new and 15 removed package(s)
  • core x86_64: 15 new and 15 removed package(s)
  • extra i686: 163 new and 162 removed package(s)
  • extra x86_64: 164 new and 163 removed package(s)
  • multilib x86_64: 8 new and 8 removed package(s)

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Manjaro KDE 17.0-rc3 released

Manjaro Fringilla was a great release! Now we are proud to announce our third release candidate of our next release, we call “Gellivara”. It took us more than two months to prepare this new release series for 2017.

During the development cycle of Gellivara we optimized and changed few things:

  • In the past we have used numbered versions. Currently we are using versions based on the release target month which, on a rolling release, might point to a monthly based versioning of our install media. However, they only reflect the status of our tools and installer. Also this creates the impression of some of our community releases being newer than the core releases, when in fact they are using the same base and were simply published on a later date. Therefore we are back using numbered versions, however slightly different than in the past.
  • Depending on the development we might release three major sets of install medias with new features. If we find some issues in the original install media, we may update them for fixing bugs, which will then be a point release of the same series. Also we will discuss if we change the code name of the releases this year, or keep one for the whole year.

So what will be the features of the new release series:

  • We updated the stock kernel to linux49 4.9 LTS
  • We updated the Xorg-Stack to v1.19 series
  • We updated KDE to its latest components: Plasma 5.9.2, Apps 16.12.3, Framework 5.31.0
  • We enhanced and improved our Manjaro Tools & Profiles
  • MHWD we adopted to handle a more efficient way to handle libglx binaries
  • Some of our themes got updated and new got designed

Please test and tell us your findings and findings about this release.

kind regards, Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team


Links

Manjaro XFCE 17.0-rc3 released

Manjaro Fringilla was a great release! Now we are proud to announce our third release candidate of our next release, we call “Gellivara”. It took us more than two months to prepare this new release series for 2017.

During the development cycle of Gellivara we optimized and changed few things:

  • In the past we have used numbered versions. Currently we are using versions based on the release target month which, on a rolling release, might point to a monthly based versioning of our install media. However, they only reflect the status of our tools and installer. Also this creates the impression of some of our community releases being newer than the core releases, when in fact they are using the same base and were simply published on a later date. Therefore we are back using numbered versions, however slightly different than in the past.
  • Depending on the development we might release three major sets of install medias with new features. If we find some issues in the original install media, we may update them for fixing bugs, which will then be a point release of the same series. Also we will discuss if we change the code name of the releases this year, or keep one for the whole year.

So what will be the features of the new release series:

  • We updated the stock kernel to linux49 4.9 LTS
  • We updated the Xorg-Stack to v1.19 series
  • We enhanced and improved our Manjaro Tools & Profiles
  • MHWD we adopted to handle a more efficient way to handle libglx binaries
  • Some of our themes got updated and new got designed

Please test this release and give us your feedback.

kind regards, Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team


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