Manjaro XFCE 17.0 (Beta2)



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 Beta1 release:

  • Pamac 4.2.0
  • Mesa 13.0.4
  • Manjaro Settings Manager 0.5.0
  • Network Manager 1.6.0
  • QT 5.8.0
  • [CAL] fix for an issue in the users module, which could break login if the chosen password had non-Latin1 characters
  • [CAL] proper exception handling in the networkcfg module
  • [CAL] improved autologin configuration handling for sddm.

Changes since Alpha releases:

  • fixes for EFI installation
  • gcc updated to v6.3.1
  • xorg-stack v1.19
  • 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.

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Waiting for the final release to install in my new laptop \o


And a test install? :scream_cat:


The new laptop is not here yet ._.
And my old one is used for work, so I prefer to stay in the stable branch for now =/


Okey. I m gonna take the risk. I m writing now to usb with dd :joy:
I m on Ubuntu about 4 days, long 4 days. I miss Manjaro. I hope latest kernel update solve some Kabylake chip issue :smirk:

System: Host: science-pc Kernel: 4.8.3-040803-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.2.0)
Desktop: Unity 7.4.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1)
Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine: System: HP (portable) product: HP ProBook 450 G4
Mobo: HP model: 8231 v: KBC Version 42.1E
Bios: HP v: P85 Ver. 01.02 date: 08/30/2016
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-7500U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11600
clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 583 MHz 2: 575 MHz 3: 561 MHz
4: 521 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Device 5916 bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA Device 134e bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: nvidia
Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce 930MX/PCIe/SSE2
GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 378.09 Direct Rendering: Yes


Wow so quick its done. I m on live. But @philm could you enable tab to click and edge scrolling for toucpad options on stable release. Maybe it cause some confusing for new users.


I forget to feedback.
My system running as expected. Thank you again for this great distro :slight_smile:

I m keeping get this error messages after grub:

Nvidia and Nouveau drivers wont work themselves. Nvidia drivers need bumblebee to run.

System: Host: science-pc Kernel: 4.9.8-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine: Device: laptop System: HP product: HP ProBook 450 G4
Mobo: HP model: 8231 v: KBC Version 42.1E
UEFI: HP v: P85 Ver. 01.02 date: 08/30/2016
Battery BAT0: charge: 16.3 Wh 40.7% condition: 40.0/40.0 Wh (100%)
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-7500U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 761 MHz 2: 666 MHz 3: 712 MHz
4: 794 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Device 5916
Card-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 930MX]
Display Server: X.Org 1.19.1 driver: intel
Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.4

Laptop optimus graphics with nvidia prime driver

Downloaded and installed in VmWare works well so far. Im liking Calmares very much keep up the good work!