Making Manjaro Talking an official community edition

Hello. My previous account was stasp, but i forgot the password and email i registered on so i made a new one, and i choose the testing branch accidentally when registering because of orca not co operating with me when i tried choosing stable, but i guess thats a bit off topic lol.
I’ve wanted to ask the manjaro team members if it would be possible to include my manjaro talking spin which can be found at manjarotalking . sourceforge . net, in the official community editions section and in manjaro architect. I have a lot of free time, so i can maintain the image and profiles with no big issues.


You can switch to stable branch if you want to

sudo pacman-mirrors --api --set-branch stable

and update your mirrors after with

sudo pacman-mirrors --fasttrack 5 && sudo pacman -Syyuu

-Syyu if you dont want to downgrade the packages which is also fine but you will receive some warnings if you do.

I’m on stable, i just choose that i’m on the testing branch when registering on the forum when trying choosing stable, tat’s what i ment.

Hello and welcome,

Your older account was on the archived forum, not here, so it would have not worked anyway. Please read:

Manjaro provides as OFFICIAL the following editions:

  • Architect
  • Xfce
  • KDE Plasma

The COMMUNITY editions are:

  • Awesome
  • Bspwm
  • Budgie
  • Cinnamon
  • i3
  • LXDE
  • LXQt
  • Mate
  • Openbox

There are no official community editions. Is either one or another. If you refer to be included in the Manjaro webpage, with download link, then probably that is possible, but the team will have to take a look at it. Be patient for a new reply from us.

Hi there, we can look at your work ISO for sure but we also need to look into your profile used to build the ISO, can you point also into your git repo? :wink:

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@Ste74 Sure, here ya go GitHub - stas-prze/manjarotalking: Iso profiles for manjaro talking
@bogdancovaciu What i ment is to be included in the community editions, for example where all the other DE/WM editions are.

just downloading it

This seems like a fine addition to community editions. For the community editions, there are some packaging standards that need to be met. Files in /etc/skel should be owned by a package. Usually this is the desktop settings package, unless the relevant files are already owned by another package.

However, since it is just a single autostart file in skel, packaging it seems like an overkill. I would instead suggest moving it to the global autostart directory in /etc/xdg/autostart. It might as well be there, since the entire edition is supposed to talk.

For manjaro-architect to recognize the edition, it needs to exist in our gitlab repo.

You can log in to our gitlab with your github account, and I can give you access to make branches and merge requests there once I know your account name.

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@Chrysostomus I’m already making all the necessary changes to the iso. I placed orca.desktop in /etc/xdg/autostart, and i’m going to add gnome as an option too. My gitlab user name is stas-prze.

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You were invited now as a developer. You can make your own branch and open a merge request to the master and manjaro-architect branches.

@Chrysostomus When running “git push” and entering my credentials, i get the following error.
remote: HTTP Basic: Access denied
fatal: Authentication failed for ‘git-url’
[stas@TecraR850 iso-profiles]$
I replaced the git url with git-url cause forum didn’t want to accept links again
Edit: Problem solved.

@Chrysostomus I have a question. I’ve submitted merge requests to both master and manjaro-architect. When looking at my merge request for manjaro-architect, the merge button is visible. Am i permitted to merge my own merge request in to MA’s profiles/push right in to the MA branch?

Hi. I’m really sory for the irelevant tags, i dont know how to clear them.
Anyways, is there a communication channel to the manjaro team dirrectly?
I just dont want to spam the forum with posts such as “I just made another merge request so you can check it out” and i wish to talk about putting the manjaro talking iso on manjaro’s community downloads site.

I thought that manjaro-architect branch is a protected branch, but apparently it is not, so you can just push changes there.

The fastest way to reach Manjaro team members is usually through telegram

So, i’ve build a new manjaro talking image, with gdialog instead of dialog for better accessibility with architect.
@Chrysostomus, @Ste74, or any other manjaro team member, could you please merge my request in the iso-profiles repository?
Also, how would the manjaro talking spin be put on, if at all?

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Sure, it can be done.

So, its this spin in the state that it would be ready to be uploaded to

@ Chrysostomus Quite late, but I just saw the question now lol.
The spin is all most ready to be uploaded, I have to update the profiles in both iso-profiles and the architect profiles to merge the changes from the official gnome and mate profiles in to talking-gnome and talking-mate.
I also need to remove dialog, as that makes architect misbehave and we obviously don’t want that.
I’ll let you know when I make the changes.