SbK Pantheon 24.0.0

I would like to announce the release of SbK Pantheon 24.0.0.


The SpinsbyKilz.com watermark is not present on the installed system.

Pantheon is rather new to Manjaro. It is under a lot of development. In the recient past updates have made the desktop unusable. I highly recommend leaving timeshift-autosnap installed. If you remove it please make a restore point before each upgrade. That way a bad update is easily rolled back leaving you with a working desktop.

This release includes a lot of work by the developers to separate Pantheon from Gnome. It uses an older renamed Mutter package and Gnome Shell is no longer needed. There are likely a lot more changes I missed. It feels smoother to me.

The iso includes:

  1. The 6.6.30 LTS kernel.
  2. The New KoraSpin-Lavender7 icon theme with light and dark versions.
  3. The new SpinThemeDarkLavender12, matching Gtk and Kvantum themes in one package.
  4. The new Usplash-24.0.0 desktop wallpapers. One of them is the background for the grub, desktop, and login screen backgrounds.
  5. Minimize control for windows.
  6. Avilable updates are shown in Conky.
  7. The iso’s are up to date as of 5/20/2024.
  8. An optional Firefox theme, SbK Dark Lavender12, that matches the color scheme is available here, Firefox Themes just click on the image in Firefox to install it.

The iso also contains the standard SbK features.

  1. The latest LTS kernel.
  2. A Manjaro stable install that is also AUR compatible. In the full iso there are also a lot of packages used to build packages installed. AUR packages are not supported by Arch or Manjaro.
  3. It is multiarch by default to make running wine games and other 32bit software you may run easier.
  4. The Spins by Kilz signed repository is enabled for SbK project packages.
  5. A signed iso. For information on checking signed iso’s visit Check ISO. Check ISO
  6. Bloatware has been removed (HP printer software and others).
  7. Flat packs and snaps are not installed. The back ends are also not installed but can be installed by the user.
  8. All SbK iso’s contain Manjaro Architect script in case you want to do a custom install. Sadly to get any SbK packages like themes, icons, and other goodies you will have to add the SbK Repository after install.
  9. Timeshift autosnap installed. It takes a snapshot before upgrading so any bad upgrades can be easily reversed.

A full and very minimal iso can be found here.

As always comments, suggestions, requests are always welcome, just post below.

Jim

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