[Testing Update] 2019-08-04 - XFCE, KDE-Git, Calamares, Manjaro 18.1-rc7

Hello community,

I am happy to announce another Testing Update. Mostly we have XFCE, Calamares, KDE-Git and Manjaro-Tools updates with this one.

For more information about our new Calamares module, go to Forbes. More information about the FreeOffice and Snaps topic you can listen to in our latest interview.

Update news

This update holds the following changes:

  • XFCE got updated to its latest git-snapshots
  • We worked with upstream on a new package-selction-tool for Calamares
  • Latest upstream updates
  • Latest efforts by KDE can be reviewed via our current KDE-Dev ISO or current KDE-Vanilla ISO
  • Manjaro Juhraya ISOs got updated, including flatpak and snap support pre-activated. Office can be selected during installation between libreoffice-still or freeoffice: XFCE, KDE, Gnome

Give us the usual feedback and let us know what you think about this update.


Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.70
  • linux44 4.4.186 (no legacy nvidia-340 module!)
  • linux49 4.9.186
  • linux414 4.14.135
  • linux419 4.19.63
  • linux51 5.1.21 [EOL]
  • linux52 5.2.5 (no catalyst module!)
  • linux53 5.3-rc2 (not all modules build yet!)
  • linux419-rt 4.19.50_rt22
  • linux50-rt 5.0.21_rt16

Package Updates (Sun Aug 4 07:33:05 CEST 2019)

  • testing community x86_64: 104 new and 101 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 25 new and 25 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 2 new and 2 removed package(s)
:: Different overlay package(s) in repository community x86_64

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                             PACKAGE           2019-08-03           2019-08-04
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                          attica-git5.61.0.r704.g8480c4d-15.61.0.r705.g46b4357-1
                       bluedevil-git5.16.80.r2008.ge6b34099-15.16.80.r2010.g1f2ec66e-1
                          breeze-git5.16.80.r1861.gb867c354-15.16.80.r1862.g17189873-1
                      breeze-gtk-git5.16.80.r329.ga581f32-15.16.80.r331.ge5f17d3-1
                        discover-git5.16.80.r7315.g29fb6ce9-15.16.80.r7317.gaa2e5ad2-1
             extra-cmake-modules-git5.61.0.r3082.g685959c-15.61.0.r3083.g101474c-1
                     kactivities-git5.61.0.r1238.g894d9ec0-15.61.0.r1239.g5910aa3b-1
                         kapidox-git5.61.0.r436.ga46504b-15.61.0.r438.g1c08ce7-1
                        karchive-git5.61.0.r368.ga0eedc4-15.61.0.r374.gae07b11-1
                         kcodecs-git5.61.0.r262.gf0b3923-15.61.0.r263.gc976eb0-1
                     kcompletion-git5.61.0.r301.g50f116b-15.61.0.r302.g133eb03-1
                         kconfig-git5.61.0.r575.g4e9a1d0-15.61.0.r577.gcd5fe9c-1
                  kconfigwidgets-git5.61.0.r379.g434fba9-15.61.0.r380.gf8d9fa7-1
                     kcoreaddons-git5.61.0.r840.g9d0579d-15.61.0.r843.g1a43741-1
                          kcrash-git5.61.0.r256.gb7996ad-15.61.0.r257.g1face86-1
                     kdbusaddons-git5.61.0.r267.g0dfe911-15.61.0.r268.gbcc81fb-1
                   kde-cli-tools-git5.16.80.r1700.g2eedadd-15.16.80.r1701.g141629d-1
                    kdeclarative-git5.61.0.r678.g52b1133-15.61.0.r684.gf89876f-1
                            kded-git5.61.0.r270.gb733c88-15.61.0.r271.g7929f44-1
                kdeplasma-addons-git5.16.80.r8136.g7aa41f22a-15.16.80.r8143.g235e4cd91-1
                 kdesignerplugin-git5.61.0.r242.g92785f9-15.61.0.r243.geec9145-1
                       kdewebkit-git5.61.0.r195.g8a7f772-15.61.0.r198.g5a9ba36-1
                       kdoctools-git5.61.0.r491.g9d44a9f-15.61.0.r492.g13828a6-1
                      kemoticons-git5.61.0.r274.g58cbeff-15.61.0.r275.gaed3bd5-1
                    kglobalaccel-git5.61.0.r309.g5aa0ed5-15.61.0.r310.g8be2e2d-1
                      kguiaddons-git5.61.0.r238.g9937e6b-15.61.0.r239.g3c6396e-1
                        khotkeys-git5.16.80.r1934.g3a76c26-15.16.80.r1937.g51dbb1b-1
                           ki18n-git5.61.0.r337.g1dcdd36-15.61.0.r338.g6b9e2ef-1
                     kiconthemes-git5.61.0.r366.g59a49e1-15.61.0.r368.g71a1657-1
                       kidletime-git5.61.0.r214.g34bd2e0-15.61.0.r215.ga7a36d3-1
                     kinfocenter-git5.16.80.r1517.g059b810-15.16.80.r1526.g8056039-1
                           kinit-git5.61.0.r302.g4ba6177-15.61.0.r303.g3b0858d-1
                             kio-git5.61.0.r3482.gbbe3e6ed-15.61.0.r3486.gf2560b51-1
                       kirigami2-git5.61.0.r1870.g518444e4-15.61.0.r1878.g011ae5d8-1
                      kitemviews-git5.61.0.r225.gba738a8-15.61.0.r226.g26296c1-1
                     kjobwidgets-git5.61.0.r253.g813d57a-15.61.0.r254.g096b396-1
                      knetattach-git5.16.80.r6789.geae23d5d-15.16.80.r6804.g52d7694ce-1
                       knewstuff-git5.61.0.r683.g45a2d8b-15.61.0.r686.g59d9dc1-1
                  knotifications-git5.61.0.r437.g7aaf307-15.61.0.r438.g6827ed2-1
                        kpackage-git5.61.0.r526.g40556d1-15.61.0.r527.ga54bd2a-1
                       kplotting-git5.61.0.r197.g295e51f-15.61.0.r198.ge9ef7b8-1
                            kpty-git5.61.0.r221.gd808218-15.61.0.r222.g9e38664-1
                         kscreen-git5.16.80.r1135.gca1e9aa-15.16.80.r1136.g43a6204-1
                   kscreenlocker-git5.16.80.r703.g53e7af0-15.16.80.r704.g5ed0dc1-1
                        kservice-git5.61.0.r661.g92cde60-15.61.0.r664.ga1a4df3-1
                       ksysguard-git5.16.80.r3119.g73d48daa-15.16.80.r3120.g5c5e986b-1
                    ktextwidgets-git5.61.0.r261.gede761e-15.61.0.r262.g9008102-1
                 kunitconversion-git5.61.0.r267.gdce763f-15.61.0.r268.gd411e06-1
                         kwallet-git5.61.0.r904.gff6b077-15.61.0.r905.gf9e6661-1
                  kwidgetsaddons-git5.61.0.r562.gd42793f-15.61.0.r563.g8579e11-1
                            kwin-git5.16.80.r17131.g4d41e877c-15.16.80.r17152.g52eba31ea-1
                   kwindowsystem-git5.61.0.r436.gb485043-15.61.0.r437.g54f7cf0-1
                         kxmlgui-git5.61.0.r513.gd4af86d-15.61.0.r516.g4357ef2-1
                    libksysguard-git5.16.80.r1718.gfc83b15-15.16.80.r1719.g8453428-1
           manjaro-cinnamon-settings           20190524-2           20190803-2
                          oxygen-git5.16.80.r4310.gf2b5bb94-15.16.80.r4311.g98632916-1
      plasma-browser-integration-git5.16.80.r825.g06be50c4-15.16.80.r828.gce31b947-1
                  plasma-desktop-git5.16.80.r6789.geae23d5d-15.16.80.r6804.g52d7694ce-1
                plasma-framework-git5.61.0.r15218.g17d49c0bc-15.61.0.r15220.g1f0215ebc-1
                       plasma-nm-git5.16.80.r2630.g1bad1834-15.16.80.r2632.gd9c2a8d3-1
                       plasma-pa-git5.16.80.r718.gaab6306-15.16.80.r720.g941790a-1
                      plasma-sdk-git5.16.80.r2061.g1891299-15.16.80.r2063.g7bee976-1
                    plasma-vault-git5.16.80.r227.g8fa0db8-15.16.80.r228.g79e6c34-1
                plasma-workspace-git5.16.80.r7762.gc29c1be9-15.16.80.r7793.g8ce4a2ffc-1
                      powerdevil-git5.16.80.r2194.gac4dd2d1-15.16.80.r2202.g943d036c-1
                        sddm-kcm-git5.16.80.r459.gb5c3ed5-15.16.80.r460.g1db43d7-1
                           solid-git5.61.0.r490.g5e194c4-15.61.0.r491.g2787c67-1
                          sonnet-git5.61.0.r473.g895edc0-15.61.0.r474.g267d950-1
             syntax-highlighting-git5.61.0.r969.g1766185-15.61.0.r971.g2ca8da8-1
                  systemsettings-git5.16.80.r2044.g7bcb3f3-15.16.80.r2050.g592bb10-1
                    threadweaver-git5.61.0.r399.gf56c284-15.61.0.r400.gdd1833e-1
              linux-latest-rtl8723bu                    -                5.2-3
                 linux-lts-rtl8723bu                    -               4.19-2


:: Different sync package(s) in repository community x86_64

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                             bladerf              2.2.0-1              2.2.1-1
              deepin-qt-dbus-factory              5.0.0-1              5.0.1-1
                            dscanner              0.7.2-1              0.8.0-1
             haskell-configurator-ng           0.0.0.1-77                    -
                      haskell-hakyll          4.12.5.2-64          4.12.5.2-65
                       haskell-hasql           1.3.0.3-95                1.4-1
                  haskell-hasql-pool              0.5.1-4              0.5.1-5
           haskell-hasql-transaction             0.7.1-42              0.7.2-1
                         haskell-hxt           9.3.1.18-1           9.3.1.18-2
          haskell-hxt-charproperties           9.2.0.1-12            9.4.0.0-1
         haskell-hxt-regex-xmlschema           9.2.0.3-16           9.2.0.3-17
                 haskell-hxt-unicode           9.0.2.4-12           9.0.2.4-13
                 haskell-skylighting              0.8.2-7              0.8.2-8
            haskell-skylighting-core              0.8.2-7              0.8.2-8
                           highlight               3.52-1               3.53-1
                       highlight-gui               3.52-1               3.53-1
                       nginx-mod-ndk         0.32+0.3.0-4         0.32+0.3.1-1
                  nginx-mod-set-misc         0.32+0.3.0-4         0.32+0.3.1-1
                              pandoc             2.7.3-19             2.7.3-20
                     pandoc-citeproc            0.16.2-86            0.16.2-87
                     pandoc-crossref           0.3.4.1-68           0.3.4.1-69
                           postgrest            5.2.0-128              6.0.0-1
                           python-h2              3.1.0-1              3.1.1-1
                      python-keyring             19.0.1-1             19.0.2-1
                       python-peewee              3.9.6-1             3.10.0-1
                     python-svgwrite              1.2.1-1              1.3.1-1
                         python-wand              0.5.5-1              0.5.6-1
                          python2-h2              3.1.0-1              3.1.1-1
                          shellcheck              0.7.0-2              0.7.0-3
                        soapybladerf              0.4.1-1              0.4.1-2
             haskell-configurator-pg                    -            0.1.0.3-1
                haskell-time-manager                    -              0.0.0-1


:: Different overlay package(s) in repository extra x86_64

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                             PACKAGE           2019-08-03           2019-08-04
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               calamares-git 3.2.12.r6247.3f2029576-1 3.2.12.r6271.0da1cce66-1
                            exo-gtk3             0.12.7-1             0.12.7-2
                     libxfce4ui-gtk3             4.13.7-1             4.13.7-2
                        linux414-zfs              0.8.1-8              0.8.1-9
                        linux419-zfs             0.8.1-12             0.8.1-13
                         linux51-zfs             0.8.1-11             0.8.1-12
                         linux52-zfs              0.8.1-8              0.8.1-9
              manjaro-tools-base-git      r2790.dfbcb1c-1      r2795.92e1bad-1
               manjaro-tools-iso-git      r2790.dfbcb1c-1      r2795.92e1bad-1
               manjaro-tools-pkg-git      r2790.dfbcb1c-1      r2795.92e1bad-1
              manjaro-tools-yaml-git      r2790.dfbcb1c-1      r2795.92e1bad-1
                         thunar-gtk3              1.8.8-3              1.8.8-4
                    xfce4-panel-gtk3             4.13.7-1             4.13.7-2
                  xfce4-session-gtk3             4.13.4-1             4.13.4-2
                 xfce4-settings-gtk3             4.13.8-1             4.13.8-2
                      xfdesktop-gtk3             4.13.6-1             4.13.6-2
                          xfwm4-gtk3             4.13.4-1             4.13.4-2


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                               cairo           1.16.0-2 1.17.2+17+g52a7c79fd-1
                            composer              1.8.6-1              1.9.0-1
                  gnome-shell 1:3.32.2+6+g8b9874089-1 1:3.32.2+11+g1c6abf378-1
                            libgudev                232-1                233-1
                                 mpd            0.21.11-1            0.21.12-1
                          mutter 3.32.2+40+gccab0f470-2 3.32.2+43+gb7f158811-1
                               pango         1:1.44.1-1 1:1.44.2+1+gb50f0ef8-1
          unicode-character-database             12.1.0-1             12.1.0-2


:: Different sync package(s) in repository multilib x86_64

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                             PACKAGE           2019-08-03           2019-08-04
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                         lib32-cairo           1.16.0-2 1.17.2+17+g52a7c79fd-1
                         lib32-pango         1:1.44.1-1 1:1.44.2+1+gb50f0ef8-1

  • No issue, everything went smoothly
  • Yes there was an issue. I was able to resolve it myself.(Please post your solution)
  • Yes i am currently experiencing an issue due to the update. (Please post about it)

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Check if your mirror has already synced:

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Known issues and solutions

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Asian/CJK characters display as blocks

Install noto-fonts-cjk or another font of your choice. The problem seems related to a ttf-droid update.

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/63205


libbloom>=1.6-2 update requires manual intervention

(Taken from Arch Linux website, 2019-07-11 by Felix Yan. Source: https://www.archlinux.org/news/libbloom16-2-update-requires-manual-intervention/)

The libbloom package prior to version 1.6-2 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 1.6-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked soname link created by ldconfig. If you get an error

libbloom: /usr/lib/libbloom.so.1 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite usr/lib/libbloom.so.1

to perform the upgrade.

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'' Office can be selected during installation between libreoffice-still or **freeoffice ''

:thinking::star_struck:>>> this is REALLY GOOD ,, but please LibreOffice FRESH , Not the still ,, in finale .!.

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Now that Calamares custom package install proves to be working and welcomed, maybe some additions for:

  • Graphics and 3D - aka MyPaint, Krita, Gimp, Blender etc
  • Multimedia Players - some video players, music etc
  • Mail and Messages Clients

Maybe some others, with the possibility to multiselect or none :slight_smile:

Nice work! :wave::+1:

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Currently we introduce the new module for the office suites. In a later state we will enable:

  • desktop environments
  • additional applications besides the already installed system tools
    • Graphics and 3D
    • Multimedia Players
    • Mail and Message Clients
    • Games

And so on - similar to the application-utility we use in Manjaro-Hello already.

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Actually the list is endless ...

Choosing among (LibreOffice - FreeOffice - None) makes sense in order for the user to select between proprietary and open source software. This is something should be made clear in the description in the final installer like e.g:

a) LibreOffice (open source) - A full feature office suit that inludes ...
b) FreeOffice (proprietary) - For the best compatibility with MSOffice documents. More info here ...
c) None

But for the other options, as @philm said there is application-utility, and of course
the minimal ISOs No need to overload the installer with this in my opinion

Regards

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I guess that packages ate taken from the mirrors, no overload in the ISO itself, or do you refer to the actual menu that will exist? Don't know all the technicality/ergonomics behind it, but maybe it will be highly optimized and functional, with no fuss for the user when making the installation ...

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Exactly!
The menu can become very complex and confusing, if includes many options for the non technical user. Things must be kept as clear and minimal as possible

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It will end like Antergos install and dozen of options for installation. It won't be that simple for a lot of users.

:slight_smile: I'm sure it will be done less complicated than a manual partitioning for a UEFI multi HDD/partitions/OS system :slight_smile:

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Indeed. Partitioning is the worst part of any installation process :slight_smile:

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He, he ... right
Actually I'm quite optimistic about the final result

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Well, clear yes, but minimal no.

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That would facilitate the installation process don't you think?
I mean minimal as "its content" is concerned.

All Demon Machines™ updated without issue. Only a few packages for all of them so it wasn't a thing.

And my goodness, haskell ('tis a silly name) has like a freaking million packages! Starting to regret installing whatever haskell application it was I installed.... must investigate further... :mag:

I feel bad for the guy(s) that have to maintain them.

Personally, I only have some stuff related to Haskell because of Shellcheck.

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@philm Is it possible to get a RC7 for minimal ISOs too, if it is still a thing planned for the official release of Manjaro 18.1.0?

For minimal there were no changes made, beside regular package updates. Therefore I left rc6 online. And yes, the final version will also come with minimal ISOs.

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Will KDE still come with caligra or is it a choice between libraoffice & freeoffice?

We have to see if we also add Calligra as option for KDE edition.

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