was a great release, however we are already working on our next release, we call Gellivara
With this we also change some things in our release cycle:
In the past we used numbered versions. This year we used versions based on the release target month. Sure, on a rolling release it might point to a monthly based versioning of our install medias. However, they only reflect the status of our tools and installer. Also it suggest some of our community releases being newer as our core releases, when they get released a month later or so, but still have the same base.
Depending on the development we might release three major install medias which new features. If we find some issues in the original install media, we may update them for fixing bugs, which will then be a point release of the same series. Also we will discuss if we change the code name of the releases this year, or keep the one we have chosen.
So what will be the features of the new release series:
We updated the stock kernel to linux49 4.9 LTS
We will update the Xorg-Stack to v1.19
We will enhance and improve Luks
support in CAL
We will enhance and improve our Manjaro Tools & Profiles
We will enhance and improve our MHWD
We will update our themes (work in progress)
For those, who already want to test our latest install media, can find it here