Manjaro v17.0.2-rc3 released

release-candidate
stable
iso

#1

Hi community,

currently we are working on our next smaller update of our Manjaro v17.0 release series. This time we ship ISO images for XFCE, KDE and our Gnome edition. We hope, this is really the last release candidate before the stable release …


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 Xfce 4.12 with this release of Manjaro. We mainly focused on polishing the user experience on the desktop and window manager, and on updating some components to take advantage of newly available technologies such as switching to a new Vertex-Maia theme, we already using known as Maia for our KDE edition.


Our KDE edition continues to deliver this powerful, mature and feature-rich desktop environment with a unique look-and-feel, and with the perks of Manjaro’s latest tools.

We ship now Plasma 5.10 desktop in combination with the latest KDE-Apps 17.04. It was a huge step to get it all playing together smoothly and to give the user experience the same feeling as our KDE4 editions of the past.


GNOME being a powerful, userfriendly, easy to use, customizable and fully accesible GTK3+ desktop environment, the Manjaro team has decided to offer the GNOME edition as a third official flavour with the 17.0 release. The Manjaro Gnome edition stays close to vanilla GNOME while of course being customized and configured for out-of-the-box usability with all the proven features of a Manjaro edition like Manjaro-Hardware-Detection, Manjaro-Settings-Manager, Pamac package management and the new Manjaro-Hello welcome screen.


The Manjaro Settings Manager (MSM) now provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for installing and removing the many series of kernels we offer. Manjaro’s selection of readily available kernels remains the most extensive of all Linux distribution we know of. At the time of this release, ten kernel-series are available directly from our binary repositories, ranging from the mature and rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.11 release. Additionally we offer two realtime kernel series. Such a wide array of available kernel options results in extensive hardware support, getting the most out of your system for you, be it old or new.


Features of the updated release of Gellivara:

  • We updated the stock kernel to linux49 4.9 LTS
  • We updated the Xorg-Stack to v1.19 series
  • We enhanced and improved our Manjaro Tools & Profiles
  • MHWD we adopted a more efficient way to handle libglx binaries
  • Some of our themes got updated and new got designed

Changes since our second release candidate

  • fixed issue with Virtualbox and i686
  • improved User-Password-Generation with stronger Salt-Routine in Calamares.
  • updated MESA-STACK to v17.1.3
  • latest Gstreamer-Stack

Changes since our first release candidate

  • updated keyrings and certificates
  • latest firefox and thunderbird
  • latest manjaro-settings-manager and manjaro-hardware-detection
  • Nvidia driver updated to 340.102
  • updated perl- and python-stack
  • latest Calamares (see changelog)
  • latest Plasma5, Apps and Framework
  • QT updated to v5.9
  • latest Octopi

Changes since our sixth preview

  • updated MESA-STACK to v17.1.2
  • updated MHWD profiles
  • fixes to Calamares
  • Plasma updated to v5.10.1
  • adjusted size of KDE edition

Changes since our fifth preview

  • updated pamac
  • fixed a regression in installing free drivers for AMD and Intel graphic cards
  • added vulkan support for AMD and Intel graphic cards
  • added flatpak support to KDE edition
  • adjusted AUR support in Gnome edition

Changes since our fourth preview

  • updated boost
  • updated DRM and MESA-Stack
  • updated tool-chain
  • KDE Plasma updated to v5.10
  • simplified Grub-Menu

Changes since our third preview

  • updated ALSA-stack
  • Mozilla applications updated to latest version
  • Mesa 17.1 added
  • fixes to OpenSSL and Steam Client

Changes since our second preview

  • updated KDE framework and apps
  • updated Gnome packages
  • usage of grub v2.02
  • latest mesa and kernel
  • updated package managers

Changes since our first preview

  • updated to latest kernel, bluez, networkmanager and firefox
  • newest nvidia (long-lived) and gnome packages
  • plasma theme updates
  • fixes for pamac
  • fixed PXE boot

Download one of our current preview editions from here.


#2

Final release seems to be well on the way. :slight_smile:
I’ll soon get a chance to check out how my new torrent generating workflow goes. :slight_smile:

PS: Regarding checksums, you still provide sha1 for official releases and md5 for community ones? Or are the community ones gonna change to sha1 too?


#3

Normally they should change to sha1


#4

Okay. I’ll keep an eye on it, since I copy the checksums over the the torrents page too.


#5

will the final manjaro next release have a 32 bits version?
I hope I can extend a litle bit more the use of my 2008 Asus laptop…:wink:


#6

Yes, that is why we fixed VirtualBox modules for that release.


#7

You made my day @philm

big thanks from my prehistorical laptop :kissing_heart::heart_eyes:


#8

@protokol4h

You made my day @philm

big thanks from my prehistorical laptop :kissing_heart::heart_eyes:

Sounds like a Jurassic Laptop :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#9

Im in a stable version…but I know upgrade is on the way…great work!

#manjaroDbest4Me


#10

@Mello, this only refers to the installation media, Manjaro is a rolling distro so if you are updating your system you are ALWAYS using the latest version.


#11

I successfully tested the installation of the KDE edition, legacy boot, taking all the defaults.
In the future, would a poll help the way one is often included on large updates, to indicate how many successful tests there were?


#12

uefi/gpt
manjro-KDE-17.0.2-rc3 iso install. (bare-metal)
During manual patitioning within installation using Calameres:
sda1 “/boot/efi” (flags: boot, esp)
sda2 "swap"
sda3 “/” root

After creating the above, (but before clicking “Next”), I went back to check sda1 -> /boot/efi, (by clicking on “edit” again), but the gui-Partitioner did NOT show the boot, and esp flags as being highlighted/selected. ???
Each time I selected boot. esp for the /boot/efi partion, and went back to check it again, it didn’t show it as sticking.

So I clicked “Next” to finish partitioning, and it showed at the bottom of the window that I was about to create ext4 root, swap and an “efi” /boot/efi parttion. I continued installing, and after reboot, the flags boot,esp were set, as should be.

Anyway, this is a minor issue, but why during (manual partitioning) install are the flags not showing up as being selected.? -they should show what you selected before continuing to the “Next” …
anyone else get this?