[Testing Update] 2022-12-16 - Kernels, Pipewire, XFCE 4.18, Mesa 22.3.1, Plasma-Mobile, Thunderbird

I find that very hard to believe.

:information_source: Random, off-topic comments and discussion are normally not tolerated on #announcements posts.

@Frog has a point - dbus-x11 came pre-installed with Manjaro Xfce as recently as a year ago. All those users will still have it installed if they haven’t manually changed it since then.

Adding a warning in the wiki is the least that can be done - so I’ve gone ahead and done that.

FYI: regardless of stance on whether or not gui applications should be launched as root, dbus-x11 is no longer required to do that. launching thunar and subsequently mousepad as root using pkexec under dbus has worked for quite some time now. I have not encountered any other tasks that would require dbus-x11 over dbus.

Ideally, dbus-x11 (version 1.14.4-1) would be automatically replaced with dbus with manjaro-system to reduce manual required intervention for the update. Anyone wanting to keep the package from the AUR would install version 1.15.0-2 and would not be affected afterward.


Are you sure? :thinking:


Notice the edit I made. :wink:

That was the point. :wink:

That’s an idea. Please create an issue.

Yes (you can search for “dbus” in the pkgs text file). Official ISOs offered by the manjaro site prior to 21.2.1 (released 2022-01-03) came with dbus-x11 instead of dbus.

Unless you are implying that it was included more recently than that by default, which would be even more reason to automate the transition.



We provided nocsd once. However the XFCE Classic project only updated to 4.17.0 so far. I pushed now that package to our extra repos, however I don’t know if that project is still active or not. I opened an issue: libxfce4ui 4.18.0 released · Issue #15 · Xfce-Classic/libxfce4ui-nocsd · GitHub If there is no response in a timely manner we consider to drop the package from our repos. Just let me know if 4.17.0 fixes your panel issue or if it is still there.