Manjaro 16.10 Fringilla released

The Manjaro project has released Manjaro 16.10 Fringilla, latest stable milestone of Arch based rolling GNU/Linux distribution that offers improved user experience. This release is a result of two months of development effort since after release of Manjaro 16.08.

As usual, the official manjaro release coming in both Xfce and KDE flavors. Xfce edition being the flagship release of project has received the attention it receives. During current release cycle, the project was mainly focusing on polishing user experience of desktop and window manager. The team claims, Manjaro one among the distributions which offers leading Xfce experience. Also, this release defaults Vertex-Maia theme, which is already used as default theme in KDE edition.

CREDIT : Manjaro Blog
While the KDE edition is a powerful, mature desktop environment with unique look and feel. Current release ships a blend of Plasma 5.8 and KDE Apps 16.08. The team has done a significant amount work to make it as flexible, and stable as Plasma 4 series.

The major highlights and updated packages in this release can be summarized as follows:
  • KDE Plasma 5.8.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 49.0
  • NVidia 370.28
  • LibreOffice 5.1.6
  • Systemd 231
  • Octopi 0.8.5
  • Pacmac 4.1.5
  • Calamares 2.4.3 which has following highlights:
    • fixed user creation so it obeys the list of default groups for new users
    • added Deepin support to the displaymanager module
    • fixed an issue which could cause a failed install with LUKS if other LUKS partitions are already present
    • improved system requirements configuration checking
    • fixed case-insensitive path handling when installing GRUB on VFAT filesystems
    • fixed an issue which could cause a failed install when resolv.conf is a broken symlink in the target rootfs
    • added support for disabling LUKS-related UI elements
    • fixed an issue in the summary page, which caused the target root partition to be mislabeled in the UI
    • fixed how the timezone setting is applied, so certain environments like KDE Plasma always obey the setting on first boot
    • fixed timezone selector behavior, so that a timezone changes affect the live system immediately
    • improved partition scanner code so it always excludes ISO9660 volumes (to avoid showing the live USB stick or optical disk in the devices list)
    • countless other bug fixes
For more details, see release announcement and discussions on manjaro 16.10 Fringilla.

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