Manjaro Gellivara was a great release! Now we are proud to announce v17.0.3, our final release of Gellivara. It took us a little over two months to finish this updated version. We improved our hardware detection, fixed some features in our installer (Calamares), added the latest packages available to our install media and polished our release as a whole. Everyone, who used older install media than v17.0.2 release, should read also this announcement about password weakness and follow its advice to secure your systems.
Also, Gellivara is the last edition of Manjaro Linux supporting 32bit Architecture. Read more about this decision here.
We hope you will enjoy this release as we did creating it.
Philip Müller and the development team of Manjaro
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 17.08. 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, twelve kernel-series are available directly from our binary repositories, ranging from the mature and rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.13 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:
- Latest LTS stock kernel of linux49 4.9 LTS series
- 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
- Updated and new designed themes and styles
- Updates on Calamares
Changes since our first release candidate
- Updated internet browsers
- Updated Mesa stack
- Fixed toolchain
- Updates to Calamares
Changes since v17.0.2
- Updated printer-stack
- Updated internet browsers
- Updated toolchain
- Updated drivers stack
- Updated KDE desktop
- Updated Gnome desktop
Download one of our current stable editions from here.