[Testing Update] 2019-10-08 - Kernels, Gnome 3.34.1, LibreOffice 6.3.2, Pamac 9.0-rc4-2

Hello community,

I am happy to announce another Testing Update. Mostly we have updates for our release candidate of Manjaro 18.1.1.

Tell us if we still miss some in 18.1.1-rc1!

Update news

This update holds the following changes:

  • we fixed some issues in AUR support of Pamac 9.0 series. Please test.
  • Gnome got updated to 3.34.1. Tell us your findings!
  • All Kernels got updated and rebuilt against the new toolchain. This fixes issues with dkms.
  • The long waited for LibreOffice 6.3.2 update got added.
  • The usual updates and improvements and upstream package renewals
  • Manjaro 18.1.1-rc1 got released! Please test and give us feedback: gnome, kde, xfce
  • Latest efforts by KDE can be reviewed via our current KDE-Dev ISO or current KDE-Vanilla ISO

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

Current supported Kernels

  • linux316 3.16.75
  • linux44 4.4.196 (no legacy nvidia-340 module!)
  • linux49 4.9.196
  • linux414 4.14.148
  • linux419 4.19.78
  • linux52 5.2.20 (no catalyst module!)
  • linux53 5.3.5 (no catalyst module!)
  • linux54 5.4.0-rc2 (not all modules build yet!)
  • linux419-rt 4.19.72_rt25
  • linux52-rt 5.2.19_rt11

Package Updates (Tue Oct 8 09:55:46 CEST 2019)

  • testing community x86_64: 460 new and 455 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 30 new and 29 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 329 new and 326 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 4 new and 4 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all package changes may be found here.

  • 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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the pkgver 19.10.1 ship with an hook to remove the capability from gnome-shell. A message is present during install but essentially you need to reboot the system to show correctly the icons in the desktop. More info here

When stable?

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When ready.

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When ready? It's been over one month without stable update.

The next stable update will arrive in the next year...


If you help with testing

we fixed some issues in AUR support of Pamac 9.0 series. Please test.

then update will be earlier


A very sensible reply! Hope he got that. Thank you

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no issues! finally pamac 9 again, pamac 8 always gives me headache xD (freezing while updating the mirrors or failed downloads etc). pamac 9 runs stable for me.

Updated my Unstable & Testing VMs. All good, & Pamac 9 now plays nicely with AUR.

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No issues here with Gnome 3.34.1 and Pamac 9.0 rc4.
AUR works fine.

No issues for now on xfce. Update of an AUR package through pamac-gtk went fine.

Gnome 3.34.1, Pamac 9.0 rc4 and kernel 5.3.5-1 running fine on my desktop without issues. :slight_smile:

update went fine, all dkms packages were built so that seems fixed as well. :+1:

No issue here on Gnome 3.34.1 in a VM on the Manjaro side. The overall feel is much snappier than before. Everything works great. Now if the developers of the Panel OSD extension would update it to work with 3.34.x, life would be perfect.

I just changed to testing - updated - 453 updates 1393mb fine and then changed to kernel 5.3.5-1-MANJARO

Sweet as, no issues - Manjaro KDE

CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 16- (32) @ 3.750GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti


Pamac 9.0.0rc4-2. Mark as explicitly installed button doesn't work.

Update went great, keeping my eye out for anything that might happen on my machine
So far I have tested installing from AUR, Snaps, and Flatpak's all packages I tried to install, completed with no messages besides complete.

CPU: Quad Core Intel Core i5-3470 (-MCP-) speed/min/max: 1596/1600/3600 MHz Kernel: 5.3.5-1-MANJARO x86_64 Up: 3h 46m
Mem: 5548.2/7918.4 MiB (70.1%) Storage: 465.76 GiB (41.1% used) Procs: 296 Shell: bash 5.0.11 inxi: 3.0.36
Graphics: Device-1: AMD Lexa PRO [Radeon 540/540X/550/550X / RX 540X/550/550X] driver: amdgpu v: kernel
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: amdgpu resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Radeon 550 Series (POLARIS12 DRM 3.33.0 5.3.5-1-MANJARO LLVM 8.0.1) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.0

Everything went great, WiFi works, desktop icons works again, nothing out of the ordinary on my end.

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