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Planet Manjaro => Manjaro Discussion => Topic started by: Glock on 05. November 2014, 01:48:48

Title: Version 8.11
Post by: Glock on 05. November 2014, 01:48:48
Is there any estimate of a date for 8.11? Also any news of an openbox maintainer? I have been distro  hopping all summer and have lost touch with Manjaro  news
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: Rob on 05. November 2014, 02:09:51
0.8.11 installation media is almost ready. We keep having little issues or setbacks that hold it up for more days, release candidate ISO's should be out within a day, maybe 2.

Openbox doesn't have a primary maintainer and is likely not going to be featured prominently as an 'official' edition from here on, but certainly we still want it to continue as a community edition.

If someone wants to maintain it, please speak up.
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: Glock on 05. November 2014, 03:06:56
That's great news about v 8.11, thanks. :)
Not so great about openbox though  :(
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: c00ter on 05. November 2014, 08:25:33
Openbox doesn't have a primary maintainer and is likely not going to be featured prominently as an 'official' edition from here on, but certainly we still want it to continue as a community edition...If someone wants to maintain it, please speak up.

That would be a shame regarding the Openbox as an "official" edition. Manjarobox was what got me started using Manjaro a few versions ago when CarlD was the dev/maintainer. Much moreso than CrunchBang (another great distro). It's the sole reason I choose Openbox as my only WM in Arch.

Please IM/Email the maintainer requirements.
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: Rob on 05. November 2014, 08:44:15
Please IM/Email the maintainer requirements.

The requirements are good knowledge of ManjaroISO & Openbox, and to a lesser extent Git (for retrieving updated base/shared profile data) and general knowledge of Arch-based operating systems.

Anyone can have a go at producing customised Openbox ISO's using ManjaroISO and see if they can easily get their head around it.

Our wiki has some general info on ManjaroISO usage and beyond that specific questions can be asked on the forums, but they should be on specifics, not broad questions such as "How do i use ManjaroISO"
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: c00ter on 05. November 2014, 20:30:40
The requirements are good knowledge of ManjaroISO & Openbox, and to a lesser extent Git (for retrieving updated base/shared profile data) and general knowledge of Arch-based operating systems...Anyone can have a go at producing customised Openbox ISO's using ManjaroISO and see if they can easily get their head around it...Our wiki has some general info on ManjaroISO usage and beyond that specific questions can be asked on the forums, but they should be on specifics, not broad questions such as "How do i use ManjaroISO"

Thanks for the info, Rob. I've never built a ManjaroISO but I live-and-die by the ArchWiki, so I'm used to doing independent research and know how to ask questions the smart way. I've used the ManjaroWiki in the past. Successfully installed/operated all the Arch-based distributions. Have used git @ github, etc. Oh yeah, and I can output "hello world" in 27 languages thanks to the influence of my wife's 35 years of professional (meaning paid) A/P/Dev experience. ;)

Anyway, I'm not applying for the job per se, but I'm retired and I'm bored and I think I'll go build a few ManjaroISOs. And maybe chat with CarlD a bit. :)

regards,
Ken
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: jogger on 08. November 2014, 00:34:49
Thanks c00ter!
I'm a big fan of the simplistic, yet smartly pre-configured, Manjarobox as well. Great to have someone like you stepping up to the plate! Would be a shame if openbox went under.
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: c00ter on 08. November 2014, 04:04:19
Thanks, but it ain't gonna be me. My wife says I'm too old & cranky to take on that kind of comittment. ;) And my new computer won't be here 'til December--that's the main thing.  I can't build anything on this 32-bit netbook. :(  But, hey! Community Editions are good. :)
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: jogger on 08. November 2014, 14:16:06
Yeah, as long as it stays like this I won't mind what it's called. In the end everyone installs what they like anyways. The out-of-the-box preconfigured obmenu, tint, print support, AUR support, etc stuff is really nice, though. Just little things that eat up time if you have to tweak them from vanilla versions.
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: freebooter on 12. November 2014, 00:27:34
Any update on when 8.11 media are likely to be released? I need to reinstall and don't really want to dl the old media and run lots of updates if the new version is going to be released imminently.

thanks
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: mips on 12. November 2014, 00:53:29
Any update on when 8.11 media are likely to be released? I need to reinstall and don't really want to dl the old media and run lots of updates if the new version is going to be released imminently.

thanks

When it's ready which I suspect would be soon. There are always the Pre & RC releases.
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: conky57 on 12. November 2014, 01:14:40
Any update on when 8.11 media are likely to be released? I need to reinstall and don't really want to dl the old media and run lots of updates if the new version is going to be released imminently.

thanks


As mips says, you could try the latest xfce-0.8.11-pre4....you can get it here:http://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarodev/files/users/korrode/xfce/test/ (http://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarodev/files/users/korrode/xfce/test/)


There is a pkgs.txt there to tell you what it includes.


Best regards.
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: freebooter on 12. November 2014, 11:09:17
Thanks for the replies. After posting the above I 'discovered' the testing media forum. I may well try that from what I have read it sounds quite simple to swap an install back to stable.

Although I see that xfce pre4 is 2 weeks old and kde has an rc released so I guess that xfce will release an rc media before final release.
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: excalibur1234 on 12. November 2014, 13:54:51
yes, there will be a RC version before the final version of manjaro xfce.
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: kunaguvarun on 15. November 2014, 10:24:54
Hi. Shall I download and install 0.8.10 or wait for 0.8.11? When can it be expected?
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: excalibur1234 on 15. November 2014, 13:49:57
there already is a RC version online: http://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarotest/files/0.8.11/xfce/0.8.11-rc1/
the announcement on manjaro.org will come shortly.

this version is probably identical to the final release of .8.11 with one exception: it is based on the testing channel.
you can switch from testing channel to stable as described here: https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Access_the_Testing_Repositories#Alternative:_Amend_the_Repository_Branch_.28permanent.29_2
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: kunaguvarun on 15. November 2014, 14:36:46
@excalibur1234,
Any place where Manjaro lists the changes that can be expected in the upcoming(0.8.11) releases?
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: excalibur1234 on 15. November 2014, 16:15:02
@excalibur1234,
Any place where Manjaro lists the changes that can be expected in the upcoming(0.8.11) releases?
the main changes will be in the release announcement. the most obvious change is the new theme.

if you want all the changes, you need to compare the "manjaro-........-pkg.txt" files from your version and the final release of manjaro .8.11.
the "manjaro-........-pkg.txt" file is in the same sourceforge directory as the iso, e.g. for manjaro xfce .8.10 look here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarolinux/files/release/0.8.10/xfce/


if you want to install manjaro .8.11 over your existing manjaro installation, please read this: https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=The_Rolling_Release_Development_Model
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: archiebunker on 17. November 2014, 18:33:12
8.11 will be out before Christmas. !
;)
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: Player on 19. November 2014, 18:54:42
.....why did you decide to call the new version as 0.8.11 and not as 0.9?  :-X
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: mips on 19. November 2014, 18:58:50
.....why did you decide to call the new version as 0.8.11 and not as 0.9?  :-X

0.9 will be a departure from earlier versions, for one it will have a new/different installer.
https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=16191.0
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: Rob on 20. November 2014, 02:30:56
0.9 will be a departure from earlier versions, for one it will have a new/different installer.
https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=16191.0

Indeed.

Also, 0.8.11 is expected to be the last 0.8.x release.
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: NickStone on 20. November 2014, 13:44:58
8.11 will be out before Christmas. !
;)
Which year?  ;D
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: petrea on 20. November 2014, 13:55:59
Which year?  ;D
2020, of course.
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: simgin on 21. November 2014, 00:22:37
Then make it yourselves then? So who is stepping up to the mark ?.....Sarcasm only lives as long as people give a shit!

My 2 pence

simgin
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: petrea on 21. November 2014, 06:07:51
Calm down, we're just joking. I would help if I could. I've bought a new laptop so I can't wait to install a fresh 0.8.11.
Title: Re: Version 8.11
Post by: biff on 16. May 2017, 08:10:06
Hi..bump to this...installed a SSD in my Asus eeepc x101h...plus 1 gb memory making it 2 in total..didn't need it , because of the SSD

I had this Manjaro 8.11 netbook distro downloaded disc since Jan 2015..installed it, works like a dream..

Many thanks Manjaro Team.