We haven't talked about one of the liveliest rolling release distributions on the Gnu / Linux scene for a long time. But that did not stop developing far from it. Today we can say that a new version with great improvements has been released: Manjaro 17.1.7. A distribution based on Arch Linux that has been characterized as a distribution with versions with different desktops and window managers.
This is not exclusive to Manjaro but it is true that Manjaro offers ISO images with the different desktops configured by default. Thus, we find Manjaro KDE 17.1.7, Manjaro Gnome 17.1.7, Manjaro Deepin 17.1.7, Manjaro LXDE 17.1.7 and so on.
And we will also have with this new released an optimization for Intel's KabyLake chipsets. An optimization that other distributions do not have, not even Arch Linux, Manjaro's mother distribution. Manjaro 17.1.7 incorporates the latest big updates to Gnome and Plasma desktops. So the editions with these desktops are the ones that will suffer the most changes. The distribution's GRUB undergoes a major update and is now capable of support hard drives with the F2FS file system.
The core of the Pacman tool has been updated and fixed, being more stable, fast and with some improvements that we will find in this thread. As well as the Manjaro Settings Manager tool, the tool in charge of customizing and managing the desktop and other aspects of the distribution, such as the Internet connection or the screen resolution, has also been improved.
Like other distributions, Manjaro has several developers maintaining their official repositories and cleaning these of unnecessary packages and checking for new packages. For Manjaro 17.1.7 we can say that over 300 packages that were no longer needed have been removed, packages that corresponded to old versions and that the program itself stopped using them. Manjaro 17.1.7 can be achieved by updating the operating system, if we have Manjaro and if we do not have it installed, it will be enough to go to the official website and download the ISO image of the version.