2019-08-01 - Kernels, fpakman, Firmware, KDE-Git, Browsers, Java, XFCE 4.14-pre3, Haskell (Stable Update)
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.
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.
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
linux44 4.4.186 (no legacy nvidia-340 module!)
linux51 5.1.21 [EOL]
linux52 5.2.4 (no catalyst module!)
linux53 5.3-rc2 (not all modules build yet!)
A list of all package changes can be found here.
Known issues and solutions
This is a wiki post; please edit as necessary.
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Pango doesn't support bitmap fonts anymore
Applications that use Pango and that are configured to use bitmap fonts now only show rectangles instead of characters. This affects popular terminal emulator setups, because many people use fonts like Terminus in applications like GNOME Terminal. We recommend to switch fonts or downgrade pango.
Asian/CJK characters display as blocks
Install noto-fonts-cjk or another font of your choice. The problem seems related to a ttf-droid update.
libbloom>=1.6-2 update requires manual intervention
(Taken from Arch Linux website, 2019-07-11 by Felix Yan. Source: https://www.archlinux.org/news/libbloom ... ervention/)
The libbloom package prior to version 1.6-2 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 1.6-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked soname link created by ldconfig. If you get an error
libbloom: /usr/lib/libbloom.so.1 exists in filesystem
when updating, use
pacman -Suy --overwrite /usr/lib/libbloom.so.1
to perform the upgrade.