Manjaro started a couple of years ago as a hobby project and has quickly grown. The forum now has over 4560 posting members (and 7753 members in total), we have a wide array of community editions, and the number of downloads every week is truly impressive:
|Edition|| Updated|| Downloads (weekly)|
|xfce|| 09/06/14|| 5301|
|kde|| 09/06/14|| 2281|
|openbox|| 09/06/14|| 1702|
|Cinnamon|| 21/06/14|| 725|
|LXQT|| 09/06/14|| 571|
|netinstall|| 09/06/14|| 544|
|PekWM|| 20/06/14|| 430|
|Enlightenment|| 09/06/14|| 263|
|MATE|| 10/06/14|| 257|
|Gnome|| 25/02/14|| 252|
|Netbook|| 22/02/14|| 214|
|Fluxbox|| 20/06/14|| 159|
|xfce-minimal|| 09/06/14|| 127|
|LXDE|| 24/02/14|| 81|
|Total|| 12907 |
and this is just from Sourceforge - there will be many more downloading from torrent!
As a testement to success of the Manjaro project so far, two other distributions use Manjaro as a base for their own releases: Sonar, a distribution targeting the needs of computer users who require assistive technologies, and Netrunner Rolling, a KDE-based distribution sponsored by Blue Systems (a company that also sponsors another well-known KDE-based distribution: Kubuntu!).
We're also looking forward to collaborating with other distributions on our newest operating system installer. You will already be familiar with Thus and how easy it makes getting Manjaro installed - with our new software project, Calamares, we will aim to create a "unified" installer, bringing together the good work of other distributions and helping everyone in the process!
However, none of this can happen without the community, whether in the forum, on IRC, or helping out on Github or Transifex. You are what makes Manjaro successful!
As some of you may have noticed there have been some recent changes to the Manjaro development team. We welcomed back a number of team members along with some who were brand new, and some team members have moved on.
As is always the case with open source software projects, and particularly those so geographically widespread (and Manjaro is particularly lucky in having representatives from every continent), circumstances can change.
The team wants to assure you, the community and users of Manjaro, that the core of the project is progressing exactly as before. No matter how the membership of the development team may change, the team is always committed to help make Manjaro the best distribution out there!
The Manjaro Development & Support Team