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


Links

[Stable Update] 2017-02-28 – Kernels, Thunderbird, Octopi, Deepin

system_software_updateHi community,

the issue with Catalyst seems to be fixed now:

(==) Parse error on line 5 of section OutputClass in file
/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/fglrx-outputclass.conf”ModulePath” is not a
valid keyword in this section.Fatal server error:(EE) no screens
found(EE)

So what are todays updates then? There was a request to support Surface Pro3 OOTB. We updated some of our kernels and included needed fixes for the CVE-2017-6074 – DCCP double-free vulnerability, updated Deepin packages, Nvidia drivers and v0.6.5.9 of spl/zfs. The KDE theme Breath got a new wallpaper and some fixes in themes. We also updated gstreamer, python packages, modified mesa a little and pushed out some more deepin packages. Thunderbird is using GTK2 again.

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 3.16.40
  • 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 4.9.9_rt9

Package Updates (Tue Feb 28 07:01:14 CET 2017)

  • stable community i686: 274 new and 271 removed package(s)
  • stable community x86_64: 293 new and 290 removed package(s)
  • stable core i686: 17 new and 17 removed package(s)
  • stable core x86_64: 17 new and 17 removed package(s)
  • stable extra i686: 74 new and 74 removed package(s)
  • stable extra x86_64: 74 new and 74 removed package(s)
  • stable multilib x86_64: 1 new and 1 removed package(s)

Links

Manjaro-Arm is Shutting Down

Hi Community,

It is with deep regret that we are announcing that the Manjaro-Arm team is shutting down. I started this project a little over a year ago with no intent to become the sole maintainer.

My idea and goal was to start up the project and allow for people to take over and make this mainly a community driven distro. In the past year, I have had several offers of help and have received loads of help from several people however, nothing has been consistent and nobody has stepped forward to aid in building or maintaining.

As much as I wanted to see this project take off, it just does not have the user base that we had hoped for.

Please read the forum post for more…

Thanks, Josh Crowder and the Manjaro-Arm-Team

Manjaro KDE 17.0-rc2 released

Manjaro Fringilla was a great release! Now we are proud to announce our second 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-rc2 released

Manjaro Fringilla was a great release! Now we are proud to announce our second 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


Links

[Stable Update] 2017-02-24 – Kernels, Mesa, Deepin, Manjaro-Tools, Thunderbird-GTK3, Haskell

system_software_updateHi community,

there was a request to support Surface Pro3 OOTB. So we added the needed patches and made it work. With Manjaro 17.0-rc2 it is possible to test it from a fresh install media.

The struggle we had with the new Xorg-Server adoptions on the Catalyst was finally reported to be fixed. If we still have forgotten some, please let us know.

We updated some of our kernels and included needed fixes for the CVE-2017-6074

  • DCCP double-free vulnerability. EOL-tagged kernels we most likely won’t patch …

    The KDE theme Breath got a new wallpaper and some fixes in the themes. Thunderbird goes GTK3, Deepin got some new packages, haskell and python updates as usual, manjaro-tools is now at v0.14.4, we ship finally the latest 4.10 stable kernel and released Pamac v4.2.9, which includes a native AUR support. Last but not least we have now spl/zfs v0.6.5.9.

    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 3.16.40
    • linux318 3.18.48 [EOL]
    • linux41 4.1.38
    • linux44 4.4.51
    • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
    • linux49 4.9.12
    • linux410 4.10.0
    • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.47_rt59
    • linux-RT 4.9.9_rt9

    Package Updates (Fri Feb 24 08:42:07 CET 2017)

    • stable community i686: 369 new and 340 removed package(s)
    • stable community x86_64: 385 new and 357 removed package(s)
    • stable core i686: 35 new and 33 removed package(s)
    • stable core x86_64: 35 new and 33 removed package(s)
    • stable extra i686: 266 new and 268 removed package(s)
    • stable extra x86_64: 266 new and 268 removed package(s)
    • stable multilib x86_64: 9 new and 11 removed package(s)

    Links

  • Manjaro XFCE 17.0-rc1 released

    Manjaro Fringilla was a great release! Now we are proud to announce our first release candidate of our next release, we call “Gellivara”. It took us more than two month 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


    Links

    Manjaro KDE 17.0-rc1 released

    Manjaro Fringilla was a great release! Now we are proud to announce our first release candidate of our next release, we call “Gellivara”. It took us more than two month 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

    [Stable Update] 2017-02-17 – Kernels, Plasma5, KDE Frameworks/Apps, Libreoffice, Mozilla

    system_software_updateHi Community,

    it took us a little longer to prepare this update-pack for you guys. This was mostly due to the move to Plasma 5.9 series. With it we have now the latest Plasma 5.9.2, KDE Apps 16.12.2 and KDE Frameworks 5.31.0.

    We also updated most of our kernels to the latest point releases available, released the latest Mate and Kodi plus updated Haskell and Python packages. Additionally some xfce plugins and thunar got a new release such as flashplugin and php.

    Issues which crashed the Xorg-Server should be gone now. On the internet apps section we ship now Firefox 51.0.1, Thunderbird 45.7.0 and NetworkManager 1.6.0. LibreOffice v5.2.5 & v5.3.0 will please our office junkies in their productive work …

    A lot of effort went into our manjaro tools. With v0.14 series we introduced new functions and simplified on how our ISO images and packages get generated. All current profiles can be found here.

    Also our graphical package managers got updated: octopi v0.8.7 has now a more enhanced options menu. With pamac v4.2.0 we optimized the process engine and removed the AUR-search-button (now integrated in normal search).

    As usual you find the latest Upstream updates up till Wed Feb 15 07:38:40 CET 2017. A detailed list can be found here. Enjoy and report back as usual …

    Enjoy and report back as usual …

    kind regards,

    Philip and the Manjaro Development Team


    Current supported kernels

    • linux310 3.10.105
    • linux312 3.12.70
    • linux316 3.16.39
    • linux318 3.18.48 [EOL]
    • linux41 4.1.38
    • linux44 4.4.48
    • linux48 4.8.17 [EOL]
    • linux49 4.9.9
    • linux410 4.10-rc8
    • linux-RT-LTS 4.4.47_rt59
    • linux-RT 4.9.9_rt6

    Package changes

    • community i686: 1090 new and 1044 removed package(s)
    • community x86_64: 1125 new and 1079 removed package(s)
    • core i686: 38 new and 37 removed package(s)
    • core x86_64: 38 new and 37 removed package(s)
    • extra i686: 1224 new and 1230 removed package(s)
    • extra x86_64: 1224 new and 1230 removed package(s)
    • multilib x86_64: 27 new and 33 removed package(s)

    Links