Manjaro 2022-01-23 introduces Linux 5.16, WINE 7.0-rc5 and KDE Gear 21.12.1, among other news

manjaro 2022-01-23

The new packages have arrived before the news in the official forum. manjaro 2022-01-23 is now available as the latest stable version of one of the most popular Arch Linux based Linux distributions. Among the novelties, and how could it be otherwise due to the pace of project updates, those of the KDE edition stand out again, where they have included KDE Gear 21.12.1 and Frameworks 5.90, among other changes.

Tras the one on january 2, this is the second stable release of 2022. Regarding the KDE edition, Nate Graham promised us that Dolphin would allow us to use the command Sudo Dolphin to move around the file manager with super user privileges, why not, until now, as it was designed and by default, it was not a possibility. Apparently it still isn't, and we'll have to wait until Frameworks 91 to use Dolphin in this way. Soon we will add the list of most outstanding news who have arrived together with Manjaro 2022-01-23.

Highlights of Manjaro 2022-01-23

  • Most kernels have been updated.
  • Cinnamon to 5.2.
  • KICAD is at 6.0.1.
  • Lazarus IDE is now at 2.2.0.
  • OpenSearch 1.2.3 was added.
  • Systemd was refreshed to 250.2.
  • Xorg-Server is now at 21.1.3.
  • Table was renewed to 21.3.4.
  • The NVIDIA driver is at 495.46.
  • plasma 5.23.5.
  • KDE Gear has been updated to 21.12.1.
  • KDE Frameworks are now at 5.90.0.
  • Firefox to 96.0.1.
  • Thunderbird to 91.5.0.
  • Most parts of GNOME are now at 41.3.
  • LibreOffice has been updated to 7.2.5.
  • Pipewire is now at 0.3.43.
  • WINE 7.0RC5 has another RC.
  • Amdvlk is now at 2021.q4.3.
  • libadwaita is now at 1.0 1.
  • The usual upstream updates including Haskell and Python.

It is known that more than 3000 new packages have been uploaded for this version, the full list of which is available at this link. What we do not know is the reason for the delay in announcing this release, to the point of not being sure if what we already have in hand is Manjaro 2022-01-23 or in the end it will be 2022-02-24. Everything makes us think that it will be the first option.

The Manjaro Packages 2022-01-23 are now available to download and install from Pamac or with the command sudo pacman -Syu. We can never be sure, but in the next few hours they could also release a new ISO, which would be numbered 21.2.2. Currently, the most up-to-date ISO is Manjaro 21.2.1, codenamed Qo'nos.

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