Manjaro 16.08 Pre-6 released, next release is expected to be stable

One week after fifth preview, the Manjaro team has announced availability of Manjaro 16.08 pre6, possible the last preview release before the stable Manjaro 16.08 Ellada. With this release, Manjaro developers were able to track down almost all known bugs and possibly the next release would be tagged as stable.

Manjaro 16.08 pre-6 has finalized some changes that need to be included in final release. This includes a polished QT5 theming for Xfce edition. Also the final Calamares installer was added to this release and it will remain the same in stable release as well.

Source : Manjaro Forums

As per current preview release, Manjaro has several updated packages such as Plasma 5.7.3, Firefox 48.0, Nvidia 370.23, LibreOffice 5.1.5, Systemd 231, Octopi 0.8.3 and Pacmac 4.1.2. The Linux Kernel was reverted to 4.4 series as there were some issues observed with 4.6 series. This release also includes Calamares installer 2.4 which has following highlights.
  • added support for reusing an existing /home partition if detected in the /etc/fstab file of an already installed operating system
  • new netinstall module which offers a choice of packages to install
  • rewritten large portions of the locale module, with new locale and timezone autodetection functionality and smarter management of locale.conf values
  • added support for an already mounted loop filesystem as source for the unpackfs operation
  • improved handling of partition colors in the partitioning interfacewhen operating on logical partitions
  • fixed a user name validation issue which could in some specific situations cause a failed installation
  • improved defaults in several configuration files
  • improved bootloader deployment on EFI systems with an existing EFI system partition
  • countless other bug fixes
For more information on this release,  see release announcement and discussions in Manjaro Forums.

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