Manjaro Linux Changelog

New in version 0.8.12

February 6th, 2015
  • This release is predominantly a maintenance release and includes very few changes to system defaults relative to the previous 0.8.11 ISOs, with some notable exceptions, such as out-of-the-box support for the exFAT file system and the change to pacman 4.2. Otherwise all the usual upstream updates are included, along with the latest from the Xfce 4.11 development series and the KDE 4.14 series.

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

New in version 0.8.3 (December 25th, 2012)

  • The Manjaro Greenbird theme has been improved
  • The Manjaro Hardware Detection Tool has been upgraded with multi-extramodules support
  • Patches and fixes have been developed for the latest software packages (e.g. Xorg-Server 1.13)
  • A new user-friendly LibreOffice installer has been introduced
  • All software package lists have been optimised
  • The CLI installer has been improved further with enhanced EFI support and a more reliable installation method
  • Gnome System Tools has been added
  • Mesa has been updated to 9.0.1
  • Readahead has been disabled
  • GDM has been replaced with LXDM for the Cinnamon Release
  • Pulse Audio – and its related un-mute bug – has been removed and replaced with ALSA in our XFCE Release
  • The keyboard layout bug has been fixed
  • The GRUB configuration bug has been fixed
  • Nvida-Legacy has been added
  • Catalyst-Legacy has been removed

New in version 0.8.2 (November 10th, 2012)

  • Command Line Installer:
  • Optional Testing Installer added to provide advanced features (i.e. support for btrfs, nilfs, luks, lvn, gpt, efi, and software-raid)
  • Optional network configuration tool added
  • Optional locale setup menu added
  • Optional vconsole (keymap) setup menu added
  • Automatic virtualbox detection and configuration finalised
  • Hard-disk encryption enabled
  • Turkish translation added
  • Rank-Mirrors disabled (UK Server is now default)
  • Bootup:
  • Plymouth - and its related bugs - removed
  • Desktop:
  • Pacman Graphical User Interface (pacman-gui 0.1.9-1) added
  • Package-Browser (pkgbrowser 0.10.1) added
  • Kalu (1.3.0-1) upgrade notifier added
  • Gnome Package Kit removed (previously used to add and remove software)
  • System / General:
  • Kernel 3.4.18 adopted as standard (3.5 not longer supported due to known issues)
  • .fonts.conf removed due to depreciation
  • Bluetooth service enabled
  • Installation Guide for Beginners added to live-CDs
  • systemd-195, catalyst-legacy-12.6-stable, catalyst-12.10, and nouveau-1.0.3 drivers added
  • SystemD with readahead enabled
  • Notable Bug Fixes:
  • Resume/hibernate bugs on laptops (XFCE desktop) fixed
  • Italian sysmenu entries for terminal and desktop boot fixed
  • grub.cfg generation fixed
  • Installer translation packages fixed

New in version 0.8.2 Pre2 (October 13th, 2012)

  • Installer: add support for btrfs, nilfs, luks, lvn, gpt, efi, software-raid
  • Installer: enable network configuration
  • Installer: add syslinux bootloader and grub2-efi
  • Installer: enable harddisk encryption
  • Installer: autoscrolling added – now the next step get automatically chosen.
  • Installer: fixed autoscrolling
  • Installer: fixed bug in config files editing
  • Livecd-Script: added depmod
  • Packages: add more system setting applications
  • Sysmenu: romanian translation added
  • Preview-build for i686-Gnome/KDE/XFCE released as iso file
  • Preview-build for x86_64-Gnome/KDE/XFCE released as iso file

New in version 0.8.1 (September 21st, 2012)

  • We updated to linux 3.5-series
  • MHWD got better hybrid card support and Optimus works on more card combinations. Some bugs also have been fixed.
  • Our CLI-Installer got improved.
  • A patched LXDM replaces LightDM with a complete new Manjaro theme.
  • Syslinux got a new layout and got translated to followed languages: Argentinian, Brazilian Portuguese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Turkish.
  • Followed languages we fully support now: American English, Belarusian, British English, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Deutsch, Espanol, Espanol (Argentina), Francais, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian.
  • XFCE edition get’s shipped on a DVD with more apps and printer-support out of the box.
  • We added some more support to start Manjaro easier from your USB-Stick
  • Development packages for AUR got added including packer and yaourt
  • All translation-packages get installed during startup and our installer
  • A new drivers-overlay starts our LiveDVD faster
  • Small package updates to fix reported bugs
  • Lot’s of bugfixes since our 0.8.0 release

New in version 0.8.0 (August 21st, 2012)

  • We are proud to announce our default Manjaro Edition featuring XFCE 4.10, Kernel 3.4.9, Xorg 7.6 with Xorg-Server 1.12.3 and gcc 4.7.1. Other editions will follow shortly.
  • Manjaro Linux targets beginners and advanced users at the same time. We provide UI-tools and scripts to make your life much more easier.
  • Manjaro supports Nvidia’s Optimus Technology out of the box. You can choose between nouveau/intel or nvidia/intel drivers combination.Manjaro hardware detection tool will configure your graphic-cards automatically and with help of bumblebee/bbswitch it is possible to switch to your desired graphic mode.

New in version 0.1.1 (July 15th, 2011)

  • Manjaro Linux:
  • If a package update was applied, then manjaro's filesystem package was deinstalled
  • Print an infobox with current passwords
  • Fixed this error message on boot "/bin/chown: invalid group: root:utmp"
  • Removed package samba
  • Replace balsa with thunderbird
  • Installed gnumeric
  • If the architecture is x86_64, then add the multilib repo to pacman.conf
  • Added 3G support
  • Added conky
  • Updated /etc/readahead.d/ config files
  • Fixed some language problems
  • Fixed Groups error
  • manjaro-installer:
  • Installer crashed on Systems with extended partitions. Libparted error
  • Added btrfs support
  • Added Infobox about supported filesystems
  • If installation was canceld, then the bash scripts were still running
  • Spelling mistake. Cancle -> Cancel
  • Installation on more partitions failed
  • Fixed filesystem label problem
  • Removed mountpoint, which where not possible
  • Display minimal required empty space
  • Print also Partitions in Grub Combobox
  • xoco:
  • Print a warning, if some changes on configs are made
  • If the architecture is i686 don't install lib32 packages
  • Nvidia and Catalyst installation failed because of missing dependencies
  • Fixed wrong outputs
  • Fixed DPREFER variable error
  • Fixed errors in configs
  • Added missing dependencies