[manjaro-general] Manjaro 17.0.5 released
Manjaro Linux: Bernhard Landauer
jonathon at manjaro.org
Sat Sep 16 21:19:07 CEST 2017
Today we update once more our install media to version **17.0.5**.
On the one hand this is a minor bugfix release addressing issues with our graphical installer **Calamares**' handling of [BTRFS] and [locales], but additionally we were able to also add a brand new version of package manager [Pamac], introducing a new categorized menu structure using appstream.
Today's updated ISOs also include our **2017-09-16** stable package update.
Please note that **Gellivara** will be the last edition of Manjaro Linux supporting 32bit architecture.
We hope you will enjoy this release as much as we did creating it.
Philip Müller, Bernhard Landauer and the development team of Manjaro
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The **Xfce** edition remains our flagship offering and has received the attention it deserves. Few can claim to offer such a polished, integrated and leading-edge Xfce experience. We ship Xfce 4.12 with this release of Manjaro. We mainly focused on polishing the user experience on the desktop and window manager, and on updating some components to take advantage of newly available technologies such as switching to a new Vertex-Maia theme, we already using known as Maia for our KDE edition.
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Our **KDE** edition continues to deliver this powerful, mature and feature-rich desktop environment with a unique look-and-feel, and with the perks of Manjaro's latest tools.
We ship now Plasma 5.10 desktop in combination with the latest KDE-Apps 17.08. It was a huge step to get it all playing together smoothly and to give the user experience the same feeling as our KDE4 editions of the past.
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**GNOME** being a powerful, userfriendly, easy to use, customizable and fully accesible GTK3+ desktop environment, the Manjaro team has decided to offer the GNOME edition as a third official flavour with the 17.0 release.
The Manjaro Gnome edition stays close to vanilla GNOME while of course being customized and configured for out-of-the-box usability with all the proven features of a Manjaro edition like Manjaro-Hardware-Detection, Manjaro-Settings-Manager, Pamac package management and the new Manjaro-Hello welcome screen.
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The **Manjaro Settings Manager** (MSM) now provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for installing and removing the many series of kernels we offer. Manjaro's selection of readily available kernels remains the most extensive of all Linux distribution we know of. At the time of this release, twelve kernel-series are available directly from our binary repositories, ranging from the mature and rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.13 release. Additionally we offer two realtime kernel series. Such a wide array of available kernel options results in extensive hardware support, getting the most out of your system for you, be it old or new.
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With our console-based net-installer **Manjaro-Architect** you can either install any of Manjaro’s official or Community maintained editions or alternatively configure freely your custom built system.
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A variety of Community Editions, featuring desktops **Budgie**, **Cinnamon**, **Deepin**, **i3**, **LXDE**, **LXQT** and **Mate** are available from the [community download page]
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**Features of the updated release:**
* Latest **LTS** stock kernel **linux49 4.9**
* updated Xorg-Stack **v1.19** series
* enhanced and improved our **Manjaro Tools & Profiles**
* in **MHWD** we adopted a more efficient way to handle **libglx **binaries
* Updated and newly designed **themes** and **styles**
* Updates for **Calamares**
* Fixes to **Mesa-Stack** and** Pamac**
**Changes since v17.0.4:**
* Updated **Pamac** to **v6**, which includes appstream support
* Updated **Mesa-Stack**
* Updated Compiler-Stack (**gcc v7.2**)
* Updated **Bluetooth-Stack**
* **Security fixes** to our kernels
* [Download Manjaro v17.0.5]
* [Talk about this release in our forum]
* [We are always happy for some support via a small donation]
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