Manjaro Linux Changelog

New in version 0.8.11

December 1st, 2014
  • The Linux kernel used on the 0.8.11 installation media is the 3.16 series. This series of kernel has been selected for it's blend of stability, long-term viability and modern features & hardware support.

New in version 0.8.10 (June 9th, 2014)

  • Included in this release of Manjaro:
  • Linux 3.12.20
  • Mesa 10.1.4
  • Xorg-Server 1.15.1
  • Gstreamer 1.2.4
  • LibreOffice 4.2.4
  • MHWD 0.3.901
  • libdrm 2.4.54
  • Catalyst 14.04
  • Nvidia 331.79
  • New features in Thus – graphical installer:
  • Fix lxdm for LXDE edition
  • Fix keyboard and keymap placement before encrypt hook
  • Fix filesystem and partition shrink operation
  • Fix partitioning calls to consistently use MiB instead of mixing MiB and MB
  • Fix ext2 mounting
  • Fix issue with LUKS and LVM (optional home)
  • Fix issue with LVM partition creation
  • Fix issue with LVM partition removal
  • Fix rsync issue reported by Demiray
  • Fix issue we have when no plymouth was on install media
  • Add support for plymouth
  • Add support for sddm
  • Add 1MB offset for ROOT size calculation
  • Add swap to grub kernel parameters
  • Add xfs freeze function to support grub installation on xfs
  • Add automatic network driver installation routine to mhwd.sh
  • Do not swapoff ZRAM
  • Filter out empty strings from the list of swap partitions
  • Move swap to the end of free space, and do not leave unused space
  • Mount swap after manual partitioning
  • Load_html_string is deprecated since webkitgtk 1.1.1
  • Remove cairo coloring for check page
  • Rework auto_partition.py
  • Set_from_stock_name is deprecated since gtk 3.10
  • Sort to_be_deleted and changelist in installation_advanced
  • Using ‘encoding=utf8′ prevents an exception to rise when using env vars in the command line
  • Update DBusException in misc
  • Simplify grub installation routine
  • Use timeout to see if grub installation fails
  • Do not use /mnt as temporary mount point
  • Update translations

New in version 0.8.9 (February 24th, 2014)

  • New features of Pamac 0.9.7:
  • Enable/disable AUR support
  • Change pamac-tray refresh period
  • Remove unrequired deps (recurse option: -Rs)
  • Edit settings via pamac-manager/updater GUI
  • Add a ‘view history’ entry in pamac-manager menu
  • Add AUR support to pamac-install script (if enabled in pamac.conf)
  • New features in MHWD:
  • Support for network cards
  • New features in Thus – graphical installer:
  • code cleanup and restructure
  • added home dir to automatic mode
  • fixed resizing in language slide
  • fixed parted issues in advanced mode
  • added a logging message when an unknown exception is thrown in installation_process
  • added encfs for home-dir encryption: pam_encfs is needed
  • fixed GUID partition table creation in advanced
  • fixed UEFI support
  • luks and lvm in automatic mode is now enabled
  • removed backported chroot code from live-installer (old python2 code)
  • modified grub installation
  • reordered slides: language > location > check > timezone > keymap > ask > (automatic, alongside, advanced) > user_info > slides
  • fixed swap partition detection in advanced mode
  • fixed swapoff in advanced mode
  • mount source squashfs only when not already mounted
  • fixed myhomepath in partition_module
  • fixed verbose error messages
  • use ‘sudo -E’ directly in thus script
  • some strings got updated
  • keyboard layout generator added
  • code optimizations
  • advanced mode should detect now all supported filesystems properly
  • proper btrfs support
  • updated translations
  • New features in Manjaro Settings Manager:
  • MHWD support
  • added translation support
  • Turbulence 0.3.3:
  • Provides information about Manjaro
  • Process detection method to provide different configuration methods for what process you currently have running
  • Allows users to select what home folders they would like to use now in multiple languages
  • Allows users to select what theme they would like for KWin (KDE)
  • Allows users to select what position they want for Tint 2 (OpenBox)
  • Allows users to select what wallpapers they want (KDE/OpenBox)
  • Allows users to select what packages they want or don't want (OpenBox)
  • Allows users to access their system settings panel or open manjaro.org in their browser
  • ManjaroISO:
  • use stable branch
  • use linux310
  • Package Updates:
  • Linux 3.10.30
  • Mesa 10.0.3
  • Xorg-Server 1.14.5
  • Gstreamer 1.2.3
  • LibreOffice 4.1.5
  • MHWD 0.3.3
  • libdrm 2.4.52
  • Catalyst 13.12
  • Nvidia 331.38

New in version 0.8.8 (November 27th, 2013)

  • You will find followed kernels:
  • Linux34 3.4.70 – our default kernel series for Manjaro 0.8.7
  • Linux38 3.8.13.13 – stable extended support kernel maintained by Canonical
  • Linux310 3.10.20 – our default kernel series for Manjaro 0.8.8
  • Linux311 3.11.9 – current stable release by Linus.
  • Linux312 3.12.1 – we still don’t recommend to us it
  • We worked hard and managed to get Pamac 0.9.3 done. Here are some features of
  • our redesigned package manager:
  • stable backend for updates or transactions with a custom pyalpm
  • the transaction progress window was redesigned, it includes now a details expander
  • post-install script output is visble in this expander
  • you can install local packages from pamac-manager (you can also do it from cli with pamac-install cmd or from your file manager)
  • an about window
  • dbus daemon is back to perform transactions
  • high cpu usage bug should be completely fixed
  • checking updates rewritten
  • config parser improvements
  • AUR support
  • Also Octopi got updated to 0.3. Here are some features of the new release:
  • menu “Octopi” and “System Upgrade” got added in octopi-notifier
  • Yaourt packages get listed as outdated in default package list
  • now it’s possible to upgrade Yaourt packages even outside Yaourt group
  • now octopi-notifier opens only the transaction dialog if Octopi is not running and user requests a system upgrade
  • support to remove Pacman’s transaction lock file got added
  • About Dialog to Octopi Notifier got added
  • Thus – graphical installer:
  • Simplified UI
  • Partitioning in two modes (automatic, custom)
  • Using rsync to extract squashfs images
  • Webkit slideshow
  • Bootloader support for Grub (bios, efi)
  • Location selection on map
  • Autologin support
  • Orca support for more accessibility

New in version 0.8.7.1 (September 13th, 2013)

  • Kernel: 3.10.11 LTS
  • Xorg: 1.14.2
  • Webbrowser: Firefox 22.0.1
  • Email Client: Thunderbird 17.0.8 (XFCE only)
  • Media Player: VLC 2.0.8a,
  • Package Manager: Pamac 0.7.5.2 (XFCE), Octopi 0.2.0a (Openbox)
  • Whisker Menu 1.1.1 (XFCE only)
  • Mint Display Manager 1.3.1 (XFCE only)
  • Slim Display Manager 1.3.5 (Openbox only)
  • Manjaro Settings Manager 0.1.2
  • Live-Installer 0.8.7.1
  • Minimalistic XFCE 4.10 Desktop (XFCE only)
  • Minimalistic Openbox 3.5.0 Desktop (Openbox only)
  • PA-mixer replaced pn-mixer and volumeicon
  • Better pulseaudio support
  • Latest free and proprietary drivers

New in version 0.8.6 (June 3rd, 2013)

  • We fixed the installer bug we found in our Net-Edition image
  • We are using Linux39-Series as our kernel
  • Openbox Install-Medias are smaller now
  • More Mirrors are preconfigurated
  • Updates to Pamac and proprietary drivers for AMD and Nvidia
  • Live-Installer is translated to: ar, ca, de, el, en, es, fa_IR, id, it, pt_BR, pt_PT, ro, sk_SK, tr
  • Based on Manjaro-Update 30.05.13

New in version 0.8.5.2 (May 8th, 2013)

  • Command Line Installer:
  • Adopt kbctl
  • Graphical Installer:
  • Port LinuxMint Debian Installer to Manjaro
  • Adopt to kbctl
  • Proper harddrive formatting
  • User Avatar support for SDDM, AccountsService and KDE
  • Resume-hook support added
  • Bumblebee support added
  • Desktop:
  • Manjaro Settings Manager got introduced
  • SDDM replaces LXDM - we offer different themes (manjaro, maui, maldives, elarun, circles)
  • Libreoffice Writer and Calc are default office applications in XFCE Edition
  • Firefox is used as default browser in XFCE Edition
  • Thunderbird is used as default mail-application in XFCE Edition
  • System / General:
  • Update base-packages (all package-lists got optimized)
  • KBctl introduced
  • Xorg-Server 1.14.1
  • Kernel 3.8.11 (3.4.43, 3.9.0 optional)
  • SystemD-202
  • Notable Bug Fixes:
  • Support for unetbootin
  • Partitions can now be accessed without providing a password
  • Hibernation function has been enabled
  • Resume/Shutdown don't need a password
  • Security issue due static "private" keys solved
  • Boot issues found in 0.8.5.1 fixed

New in version 0.8.5.1 (April 28th, 2013)

  • Graphical installer updated and translated to followed locales: ca, el, en, es, it, pt_BR and ro
  • Manjaro Settings Manager updated
  • LXDM/Slim as display managers
  • Linux 3.8.8 as our kernel
  • Additional multimedia support, applications, and access to the AUR have been pre-installed

New in version 0.8.4 (February 26th, 2013)

  • New-look desktop environments
  • Pamac replaces Kalu, Pacman-Gui and Package Browser
  • User-friendly LXDM configuration application – developed by the Manjaro Team – provided to easily customise the login screen and to even login automatically
  • Graphical boot screen introduced for installation media
  • Default kernel has been upgraded to 3.7 from 3.4 (with improved flash support)
  • Special PDF quick-guides have been provided for each official desktop environment
  • Additional multimedia support, applications, and access to the AUR have been pre-installed
  • Support for installation via USB sticks has been improved (via DD or ImageWriter)
  • Partitions can now be accessed without providing a password
  • Hibernation function has been enabled