[Stable Update] 2019-08-01 – Kernels, fpakman, Firmware, KDE-Git, Browsers, Java, XFCE 4.14-pre3, Haskell

@philm wrote:

Hello community,

I am happy to announce another Stable Update. Mostly we have XFCE, Kernels and Haskell updates with this one.


Addition of FreeOffice

On Manjaro 18.1-rc6 ISOs we ship FreeOffice by default. This is possible since we partnered up with Softmaker. Enjoy the best compability to MS Office!
If you like more a spartan version shipping only the desktop environment and systemd tools, please choose our Minimal-ISOs. On the final release we plan to make the office suite selectable during installation. Learn more about FreeOffice here.


Manjaro Hardware

With the new Premium BIOS, you have the opportunity to make various profiles for chipset-specific settings and components in order to be able to operate the device optimally depending on the application on Tuxedo hardware. Find out more here and stay tuned for the announcement of our new Manjaro Laptop we will launch together.


Support of Snap packages (only on full ISOs)

Some might noticed that since the #snapcraftsummit a lot of package changes went into Manjaro and our available RCs. XFCE, Gnome and KDE edition will come with fpakman, so managing snaps and flatpaks is easy. To learn more go here.

This way everybody can easily access the snap store by a click and don’t has to hassle to get snaps enabled. This enables us to ship even more proprietary software, which we couldn’t before. For example check out on how you may install Spotify on Manjaro.


Update news

This update holds the following changes:

  • Introduction of fpakman
  • Firefox got its latest beta-release
  • We updated some of KDE-Git
  • Palemoon is now at version 28.6.1
  • Some Kernels and Java packages got updated
  • XFCE is now at 4.14-pre3
  • We updated most of our Kernels. Note that linux51 is now marked as EOL
  • Lot of Haskell updates
  • We also updated linux-firmware, which adds some fixes for Intel WLAN hardware
  • Latest efforts by KDE can be reviewed via our current KDE-Dev ISO
  • Manjaro Juhraya ISOs got updated, including freeoffice, flatpak and snap support pre-activated on the full-editions: 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 4.14.134
  • linux419 4.19.62
  • linux51 5.1.21 [EOL]
  • linux52 5.2.4 (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 (Mon Jul 29 20:06:43 CEST 2019)

  • stable community x86_64: 794 new and 779 removed package(s)
  • stable core x86_64: 14 new and 14 removed package(s)
  • stable extra x86_64: 141 new and 134 removed package(s)
  • stable multilib x86_64: 7 new and 7 removed package(s)

A list of all package changes can 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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