For Manjaro users who prefer GNOME Desktop, the latest GNOME 44.1 is finally made into the stable channel.
GNOME 44, code-name “Kuala Lumpur”, was released few months ago. It’s shipped as default in Ubuntu 23.04 and Fedora 38. For Arch and its based Linux Distributions, they skip GNOME 44.0 but go directly GNOME 44.1.
Arch included Gnome 44 in its repository one month ago. And, now Manjaro Linux includes it in the stable branch this Sunday!
Key features in GNOME 44:
- New background apps (flatpak apps only) section in Quick Settings, the top-right corner system menu.
- Grid view in native file chooser.
- Redesign ‘Sound’, ‘Mouse & Touchpad’, ‘Accessibility’ in Gnome Control Center.
- Copy image link and save directly to file.
- Wireguard VPN support in GCC.
- QR code support on creating Wi-Fi hotspot.
- See official GNOME 44 release note for more.
Besides GNOME updates, Manjaro now also includes KDE Plasma 5.27.5, Firefox 113, Thunderbird 102.11, LibreOffice 7.4.7, Wine 8.8, Systemd 253 and GCC 13 in its stable repositories.
Also, Python libraries has been updated from 3.10 to 3.11. Users have to rebuild any AUR Python packages after the system update, by running the commands below one by one:
pacman -Qoq /usr/lib/python3.10/
pamac build $(pacman -Qoq /usr/lib/python3.10)
See more about the recent updates in Manjaro Linux, check this forum page.