Manjaro Update 2015-04-21 (stable)

We are happy to announce our seventh update for Manjaro 0.8.12.

Gnome 3.16 is now avaiable. It took us a while to get most of the issues fixed. Thx flies out to Horst3180 for adding gtk316 compatibility to Menda. Gnome brings new features and functions. Some you might notice right away, like hidden scrollbars when you don’t need them and...

Written on April 21, 2015
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Manjaro 0.8.13-pre1 released

After one week of development we are proud to present to you our first preview of our next stable release, Manjaro 0.8.13. This time we ship XFCE 4.12 tweaked and patched to have the best XFCE experience possible and Plasma 5.2.2, KDE Frameworks 5.8.0 (which fixes issues we had in VirtualBox and VMware) and latest KDE Apps 14.12.3!

New...
Written on April 17, 2015

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Manjaro Development-Builds out for testing

Each year you get one year older. Today, with 33 years young, I present to you some of my latest development builds of Manjaro Linux.

Some of you might already know: We are planning to release another Manjaro 0.8.x edition. Therefor we joined up once again with the fine folks from Antergos. Together we updated Thus...

Written on April 15, 2015
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Expired SSL certificate (update)

We have good news. Roland is back from Saudi Arabia. His new company desertbit will fly soon. This will also bring a new CMS for manjaro.org.

We will soon replace our current broken webserver, holding our forums, wiki, mailing list and merge to a new one. We plan to provide a packaging service for packages and iso-images soon.

Regarding...

Written on April 9, 2015
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Expired SSL certificate

Oops! We forgot to update our SSL certificate before it expired. This means you will get a warning in your web browser when you try to access our wiki or forum.

We are working on getting a new SSL certificate - please bear with us.

Until then, if you use Firefox you can try a ‘private window’ which may allow...

Written on April 6, 2015
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Manjaro Update 2015-04-06 (stable)

We are happy to announce our sixth update for Manjaro 0.8.12.

This time we updated linux310, linux313, linux314, linux316, linux318 and linux319. lightdm got updated to 1.14.0. Plasma5 is now at 5.2.2. Also we updated php, python2, uwsgi, mingw and xf86-drivers. Pamac 2.2.2-1 fixes issue #37 we had with AUR updates. Octopi is now at 0.7.0rc1. Firefox 37.01 and...

Written on April 6, 2015
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Old habits die hard ...

Most of you guys are now on vacation due eastern. Well, having some free time I was able to do a little coding-marathon. Within the last 24 hours I was able to implement some new features into Thus …

New features and enhancements

  • LUKS support in advanced mode (manual partitioning)
  • Bootloader installation is now optional in...
    Written on April 4, 2015
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Manjaro KDE 0.9.0-pre5 edition released

After one week of development we are proud to present to you another preview of our next stable release, Manjaro 0.9.0. This time we ship Plasma 5.2.1, KDE Frameworks 5.8.0 (which fixes issues we had in VirtualBox and VMware) and latest KDE Apps 14.12.3!

With this new release of Plasma 5 providing a visually updated core desktop...

Written on March 22, 2015
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Manjaro Update 2015-03-20 (stable)

We are happy to announce our fifth update for Manjaro 0.8.12.

This time we are shipping the latest mesa 10.5.1 and lot of XFCE fixes. With KDE Frameworks 5.8.0 all issues with Plasma5 5.2.1 should now been fixed. We will recreate some new KDE5 install medias soon.

We updated linux310, linux314 and linux319 and added needed security fixes like openssh...

Written on March 20, 2015
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Manjaro KDE 0.9.0-pre4 edition released

After two weeks of development we are proud to present to you another preview of our next stable release, Manjaro 0.9.0. This time we ship Plasma 5.2.1 and latest KDE Apps 14.12.3!

With this new release of Plasma 5 providing a visually updated core desktop experience that is easy to use and familiar to the user. Changes...

Written on March 15, 2015
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Manjaro XFCE 0.9.0-pre4 edition released

After two weeks of development we are proud to present to you another preview of our next stable release, Manjaro 0.9.0. This time we ship XFCE 4.12 tweaked and patched to have the best XFCE experience possible!

Thunar file manager finally supports tabs and other cool features like inverting the selection, improves on location handling and...

Written on March 14, 2015
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Manjaro Update 2015-03-13 (stable)

We are happy to announce our fourth update for Manjaro 0.8.12.

This time we are shipping the latest beta driver from AMD: Catalyst 15.200. Why? It is simple. It supports Xorg-Server 1.17-series. So we updated to the latest xorg-server 1.17.1 package and all additional video drivers.

XFCE 4.12 desktop got updated to final release with our additional...

Written on March 13, 2015
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Calamares and Google Summer of Code 2015

KDE has been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2015, and the KDE Student Programs team has kindly granted Calamares the opportunity to participate under the KDE umbrella.

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an annual program, first held in 2005, in which Google awards stipends (of US$5,500, as of 2014)...

Written on March 6, 2015
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Manjaro KDE 0.9.0-pre3 edition released

Almost one month passed since our last preview of our next stable release, Manjaro 0.9.0.

With this new release of Plasma 5 providing a visually updated core desktop experience that is easy to use and familiar to the user. Changes under the hood of KDE include the migration to a new, fully hardware-accelerated graphics stack centered around...

Written on March 1, 2015
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Manjaro XFCE 0.9.0-pre3 edition released

Almost one month passed since our last preview of our next stable release, Manjaro 0.9.0. This build ships XFCE most closely to the upcoming 4.12 release.

Thunar file manager finally supports tabs and other cool features like inverting the selection, improves on location handling and the shortcuts side pane. On the panel we have now a...

Written on February 28, 2015
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Manjaro Update 2015-02-26 (stable)

We are happy to announce our third update for Manjaro 0.8.12.

XFCE 4.12 is around the corner. We have it already. We got the latest sources and squeezed them in our repositories.

Thunar file manager finally supports tabs and other cool features like inverting the selection, improves on location handling and the shortcuts side pane. On the panel we...

Written on February 26, 2015
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Manjaro 0.9.0-dev with XFCE 4.12

Xfce 4.12 will be released by the end of February. Here’s an update on some of the completed features.

Early in the Xfce 4.12 development cycle there was talk of being ported to GTK3, but in the end, it will still be GTK2-based. GTK+2 is the default for Xfce 4.12 but there will be partial support for...

Written on February 21, 2015
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Manjaro Update 2015-02-20 (stable)

We are happy to announce our second update for Manjaro 0.8.12.

With this update we have now newer Nvidia drivers (340.76, 346.35). This supports now GPUs GeForce 800A, GeForce 800M, GeForce GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M.

Kernel-wise we have 3.10.69, 3.14.33, 3.16.7.6, and 3.18.7 featuring all BFQ-Scheduler v7r7. As we removed now linux317 some installations will be blocked...

Written on February 20, 2015
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Manjaro Update 2015-02-14 (stable)

We are happy to announce our first update for Manjaro 0.8.12.

With this update we added KDE 4.14.5 and KDE Apps 14.12.2. Mesa got updated to 10.4.4 and now supports DirectX 9. Kernel-wise we have 3.10.68, 3.12.37, 3.13.11.15, 3.14.32, 3.16.7.5, 3.18.6 and 3.19.0 featuring all BFQ-Scheduler v7r7.

Note: 3.17-series is EOL and will be removed from our repositories soon.

This...

Written on February 14, 2015
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Manjaro 0.8.12 released

We’re happy to announce the 0.8.12 release of Manjaro Linux installation media, including images for the Xfce and KDE4 desktop environments, and our minimal ‘Net’ edition.

Great progress is being made with our new 0.9 series installation media that uses the Calamares installer, along with our new KDE Plasma 5 installation media, but since neither is quite...

Written on February 6, 2015
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Calamares 1.0 released

The Calamares team and Blue Systems are proud to announce the immediate availability of Calamares 1.0.

Calamares is a distribution independent installer framework. The initial idea for Calamares popped up in May 2014, less than a year ago, and out of frustration: many successful independent Linux distributions came with lackluster installers, and all of these...

Written on January 31, 2015
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Manjaro XFCE 0.9.0-pre2 edition released

Another week, another preview of our next stable release 0.9.0. Hopefully we will release Manjaro 0.9.0 by end of February. Next week you can use 0.8.12 as your install media until we have ironed out all issues you may find in this release. This build feels more feature complete and reflects almost the look and feel we...

Written on January 25, 2015
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Manjaro 0.8.12-rc1 released

With this release we have focused our efforts, bringing more attention to the common core requirements of Manjaro’s broad user-base.

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 components from the Xfce 4.11 series after having...

Written on January 23, 2015
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Manjaro KDE Plasma 5 0.9.0-pre1 edition released

Manjaro would like to present our first public release version of Manjaro KDE Plasma 5 Desktop (Bellatrix 0.9.0) to it’s users to test with our new Qt5/python3 based installer named Calamares.

With this new release of Plasma 5 KDE is providing a visually updated core desktop experience that is easy to use and familiar to the...

Written on January 21, 2015
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Manjaro XFCE 0.9.0-pre1 edition released

Some of you might already noticed that some of our developers started in September last year to work on our next release series we call Bellatrix (0.9.0). With this series we switch over to a more modern graphical installer framework called Calamares.

The new, Qt5/python3 based installer is a joint effort of several distributions. In May...

Written on January 18, 2015
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Manjaro Update 2015-01-17 (stable)

We are happy to announce our fifth update for Manjaro 0.8.11.

With this update we have transitioned to pacman 4.2, pamac 2.1, plasma 5.6.0, package-query 1.5, and pyalpm 0.7. Kodi 14.0 now replaces XBMC.

We have developed a solution for updating pacman properly without conflicts, that should also work with pamac, so tell us if you’ve had any issues (note:...

Written on January 17, 2015
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New Security Policy Report

It has been almost 6 weeks since new policies for acting on security advisories have been in place for Manjaro.

During this period we took particular action to ‘fast-track’ updates to at least 14 packages which addressed security issues that were considered of high or critical severity. Packages affected included: firefox, antiword, mantisbt, bind, unbound, powerdns-recursor, flashplugin, nss, unrtf, glibc...

Written on January 10, 2015
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manjaro.org homepage redesigned

Our Web-Development-Team leaded by Roland Singer is currently working on our new Manjaro homepage. With this change we also do a server upgrade. Thanks flies out to our community for financing it with your donations.

Followed changes will happen:

  • complete redesign based on our own framework software
  • built-in bug tracker with easy management
  • built-in development project management
  • built-in blog...
    Written on January 9, 2015
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Manjaro Update - 2015-01-08 (testing)

We are happy to announce our fifth review cycle for Manjaro 0.8.11.

With this update we have pacman 4.2, pamac 2.1, package-query 1.5 and pyalpm 0.7. Also we can present kodi 14.0, which replaces XBMC. Beside the change to pacman 4.2, we have our first stable release of manjaro-tools - a replacment for manjaroiso and devtools. Some of our developers...

Written on January 8, 2015
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Manjaro Gnome 0.8.11 community edition released

Just a quick note that our Gnome community edition installation media has been updated. This edition now provides Gnome in a highly vanilla state with only the baseline Manjaro tools, which we believe is the best long-term installation media solution for this particular DE.

This release comes with Gnome 3.14 series and all the usual Manjaro and...

Written on January 7, 2015
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Manjaro Update 2014-12-25 (stable)

We are happy to announce our third update for Manjaro 0.8.11.

With this update we present Plasma 5.1.2, systemd 2.18 and updated menda-icons. Calamares 0.17.5-2 introduces a new way to install Manjaro 0.9.0-dev and we modified grub2 to load early microcodes for your CPUs (currently working with linux310, 317 & 318 only).

Also we updated some of our kernels...

Written on December 25, 2014
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Manjaro Security Update - 2014-12-22 (stable)

This is a critical security update for the Network Time Protocol. Network Time Protocol version 4.2.8-1 has been built, being renumbered 4.2.8-0.10.

Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201412-24

Severity: Critical Date : 2014-12-22 CVE-ID : CVE-2014-9293 CVE-2014-9294 CVE-2014-9295 CVE-2014-9296 Package : ntp Type : multiple issues Remote : Yes Link : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CVE-2014

Summary

The package ntp before version 4.2.8-1...

Written on December 22, 2014
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manjaro.org homepage broken

We are sorry to inform you guys, that our Wordpress page got broken due some Hacker attacks at manjaro.org. This action never affected our source code at github, our mirrors, our wiki, the forums and our other services we provide for you.

For now you’ll be redirected to our github.io page we...

Written on December 21, 2014
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Manjaro Update - 2014-12-20 (testing)

We are happy to announce our third update review cycle for Manjaro 0.8.11.

With this update we present Plasma 5.1.2, systemd 2.18 and updated menda-icons. Calamares 0.17.5-2 introduces a new way to install Manjaro 0.9.0-dev and we modified grub2 to load early microcodes for your CPUs (currently working with linux318 only).

Also we updated some of our kernels (3.10.63,...

Written on December 20, 2014
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Manjaro Update - 2014-12-19 (stable)

We are happy to announce our second update after our release of Manjaro 0.8.11.

With this update we fixed some issues with Bluedevil and devices powered-off by default:

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=341546 https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=337193

Also we updated some of our kernels (3.10.62, 3.12.35, 3.14.26, 3.17.6) and introduce the 3.18 series. Along with usual upstream fixes and enhancements, all these kernels include BFQ...

Written on December 19, 2014
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A note about Manjaro and Arch

Manjaro is based on another distribution called Arch Linux. As such, it is also able to draw software packages from the community-maintained Arch User Repository (AUR). However, please note that Manjaro is not Arch, and any enquiries about the Manjaro operating system should be directed towards the Manjaro forums and Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels alone.

For example, although Ubuntu...

Written on December 18, 2014
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Calamares Installer Demonstration

By design Calamares is very customizable, in order to satisfy a wide variety of needs and use cases. Calamares aims to be easy, usable, beautiful, pragmatic, inclusive and distribution-agnostic. Got a Linux distribution but no system installer? Grab Calamares, mix and match any number of Calamares modules (or write your own in Python or...

Written on December 16, 2014
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