Manjaro XFCE 16.10 released

It took us a while to complete our development cycle for Manjaro Fringilla. Finally it is done. Happy Halloween. :wink:

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.

Kernel 4.4 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.

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, nine kernel-series are available directly from our binary repositories, ranging from the mature & rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.9 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.

With Pamac 4.1 we have switched to CSD design. Guillaume was working for some time on this new design for pamac. Followed features you can expect:

  • https mirror support
  • column sortable in updater
  • sort search result by relevance in manager
  • add clean cache tab in preferences
  • systemd timer unit to clean cache monthly
  • systemd timer unit to generate mirrorlist monthly
  • if the db lock file is present, it waits if pacman is running, else it removes the lock file

So let us know what you think of Fringilla. We hope you enjoy this release.

Kind regards,
Philip Müller and the Manjaro Development Team


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what is the name of the next release going to be and when is the minimal.iso going to be released (and please do not include PLYMOUTH from minimal isos)

My nm-applet seems to function incorrectly. The only image appearing in my panel is for disconnected ethernet…not connected wireless. Screenshot attached.

Given with this installation media or with your older installed system updated?

I updated rc3, RC3 was a clean install.

Hello @philm… here’s the bug I am seeing. It seems to have been around on Ubuntu, but I hadn’t seen it on manjaro until now: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-applet/+bug/1575655

Thanks for everyone to contribute to make possible Manjaro, Manjaro Devs and their community. Nice job
Happy HALLOWEEN!

Hello @philm, I just performed a reinstall of:
libnm-glib-1.4.2-1
networkmanager-1.4.2-1
networkmanager-dispatcher-ntpd-1.0-6
networkmanager-openconnect-1.2.2-1
networkmanager-openvpn-1.2.6-1
networkmanager-pptp-1.2.4-1
networkmanager-vpnc-1.2.4-1
nm-connection-editor-1.4.2-1
using yaourt… then did a system restart…that seems to have fixed things, at least for now. Something must have gone bad in the final update for me.

I actually wasn’t sure how to respond as the problem I had was with the version running on my thumb drive, but the installed version was fine.

When running it on the thumb, the displays are mirrored, but the display is desynced on my laptop (eMachines D525 with 4G upgrade), and the displays control panel quits immediately when you try to open it.

That said, the installer ran fine, and the resulting installation is running perfectly or at least appears to.

My first contact with XFCE. Really nice DE and no problems so far. Great job.

did a fresh install. have installed previous versions before. But this was the best experience, and quickest, installing a Linux distro. Great job guys!

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