Manjaro 20.0 Lysia released

After two months of development we are proud to announce Manjaro #Lysia to our community!

The Xfce edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention it deserves. Only a few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and leading-edge Xfce experience. With this release we ship Xfce 4.14 and have mostly focused on polishing the user experience with the desktop and window manager. Also we have switched to a new theme called Matcha. A new feature Display-Profiles allows you to store one or more profiles for your preferred display configuration. We also have implemented auto-application of profiles when new displays are connected.

Our KDE edition provides the powerful, mature and feature-rich Plasma 5.18 desktop environment with a unique look-and-feel, which we completely re-designed in 2020. The full set of Breath2-themes includes light and dark versions, animated splash-screen, Konsole profiles, Yakuake skins and many more little details. We have rounded off text editor Kate with some additional color schemes and offer Plasma-Simplemenu as an alternative to the traditional Kickoff-Launcher. With a wide selection of latest KDE-Apps 20.04 and other applications Manjaro-KDE aims to be a versatile and elegant environment ready for all your everyday needs.

With our Gnome edition based on 3.36 series we include visual refreshes for a number of applications and interfaces, particularly noteworthy being the login and unlock interfaces. GNOME shell extensions are now managed using a new Extensions app which handles updating, configuring and removing or disabling extensions. A Do Not Disturb button was added to the notifications popover. When enabled, notifications are hidden until the button is toggled off. By default our own dynamic wallpaper changes its colour theme throughout the day. Additionally we updated GDM and improved our Gnome-Layout-Switcher a lot. We updated our list of pre-installed packages, zsh is the new default shell and applications are now sorted in folders in a clean app drawer.

Pamac 9.4 series received a few updates. Enhancing our package management we have enabled snap and flatpak support by default. You can now install snaps or flatpaks very easily with Pamac in UI and terminal to make more use of an even much larger selection of latest Linux applications. For Gnome users we enabled similar features as supported by Gnome-Software to get more package information by simply right clicking them in gnome-shell app drawer. And if you search for an app you don't have, pamac offers to install it for you.

Manjaro Architect supports now ZFS installation by providing the needed kernel modules.

Kernel 5.6 is used for this release, such as the latest drivers available to date. Relative to the last installation media release, our tools have been improved and polished.

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

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I think this is probably the most interesting thing about the entire release. :wink:

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Beyond SWEET!!! Anything missing for those of us that have been doing just the updates? I ask cause in the past with a major release we didn't get everything unless we did a clean install of the new OS. I started on Manjaro KDE 18.1.4 and under 18.1.5 switched to the testing channel and have been updating regularly since. Again beyond sweet, thanks.

Thanks to the team for all the hard work that went into this!

I think zsh will not be your default and that folder script too, on Gnome. They do not change users settings.

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Was Octopi included in 18.1.4? If so, the newer ISO will have Pamac instead. Also, the default theme has changed to Breath2.

KDE - I just noticed the Aur, Snap, and Flatpak are all combined in the "Add/Remove Software" (very nice). All in one spot, and the ability to turn the update on/off!
Is that change going to be implemented in the 19.0 version in any future updates?

P.S. I just realized that Snap and AUR is appearing in the "Add/Remove", but not FLATPAK.

For Flatpak and Snap, it is just a matter of installing the corresponding plugins for Pamac (pamac-flatpak-plugin and pamac-snap-plugin) to get access to these functionalities.

It won't be retroactively installed automatically on old installation (or rather, I really doubt it will happen).

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I believe 18.1.0 was the last we saw Octopi. I actually hated the way it handled updates I went back to Kubuntu. A friend that installed 18.1.4 said I should give Manjaro another run, and I've been glad he did every since.

EDIT:

Looks like I spoke too soon about the last round of updates. Just did a restart and had to change kernels to get back into Manjaro.

@Frog,
Got it, and that worked.

Thanks,

Preinstalled Geary mail client appear dosen't work over Manjaro Gnome 20.0.

Error type: GDbusError 19
Message: No such secret collection at path: /org/freedesktop/secrets/collection/login

Try to reinstall geary or seahorse, same result.
If i rename the file under ~/.local/share/keyrings/ i can open Geary software.

Geary versione: 3.36.1
Geary revisione: tags/3.36.1-0-gcb533f5b
GTK versione: 3.24.17
GLib versione: 2.64.2
WebKitGTK versione: 2.28.2
Ambiente desktop: GNOME
Nome della distribuzione: ManjaroLinux
Rilascio della distribuzione: 20.0
Prefisso di installazione: /usr

Thanks team ! xfce working fine

BTW since I don't use Manjaro Gnome I can't tell if it has Popsicle or not but you know Gnome-disks can do whatever Popsicle is able to do, and much more. I remember some users were asking for Popsicle so I decided to drop my 50 cents.

Popsicle is in the repos for testing, but not included in the iso. Reason being that it was too late add new stuff and gnome-disks already does the job.

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Thank you for reporting

Hi
How can I update to the latest version?
By the way, I'm using manjaro KDE :slight_smile:

The same way as always with a rolling-release distribution.

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sudo pacman -Syyu
[sudo] password for mtn: 
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core                                      171.9 KiB   510 KiB/s 00:00 [#######################################] 100%
 extra                                    2016.0 KiB  2.34 MiB/s 00:01 [#######################################] 100%
 community                                   5.9 MiB  2.45 MiB/s 00:02 [#######################################] 100%
 multilib                                  194.5 KiB  1297 KiB/s 00:00 [#######################################] 100%
 DEB_Arch_Extra                              3.1 KiB  0.00   B/s 00:00 [#######################################] 100%
 DEB_Arch_Extra.sig                        181.0   B  0.00   B/s 00:00 [#######################################] 100%
:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: gamemode: local (1.5.1-2) is newer than community (1.5.1-1)
warning: libinput-gestures: local (2.49-1) is newer than community (2.48-1)
warning: preload: local (0.6.4-6) is newer than community (0.6.4-1)
 there is nothing to do

Indeed.

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I don't get it :joy:

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