Manjaro Fringilla was a great release, however we are already working on our next release, called “Gellivara”.
With this we also change some things in our release cycle:
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.
Depending on the development we might release three major sets of install media 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 - Done with Alpha1
- We will update the Xorg-Stack to v1.19 series - Done with Beta1
- We will enhance and improve Luks and LVM support in CAL - Partly done with CAL v3.0
- We will enhance and improve our Manjaro Tools & Profiles - Ongoing within v0.14 branch
- We will enhance and improve our MHWD and MSM - Almost completed for Xorg 1.19
- We will update our themes - Still in progress
Changes since Alpha releases:
- fixes for EFI installation
- gcc updated to v6.3.1
- xorg-stack v1.19
- KDE Apps v16.12.1
- KDE Framework v5.30
- Calamares 3.0 includes countless fixes and improvements to the core application and to the modules, as well as an all new PythonQt-based module interface. The PythonQt interface is optional, and allows module developers to create view modules in Python with Qt.
For those, who already want to test our latest install media, you can find them here.