Manjaro 2022-05-13 arrives with GNOME 42.1, complete set of software for KDE and other news

manjaro 2022-05-13

Almost a month after earlier version, a period that falls within normality, today we have available manjaro 2022-05-13. Among the novelties, it stands out that there are new point updates of the two most used desktops: GNOME 42.1 and Plasma 5.24.5. In the first case, it is the first maintenance update, so the first bugs have been corrected; in the second case we are facing the fifth, but not the last, since Plasma 5.24.5 is an LTS version.

But it's not just these two popular desktops that have been updated. In the list of new features we also see LXQt 1.1.0, although this time we don't see anything from Xfce or other desktops that are gaining popularity like Cutefish. The full list of changes that they have provided us (of course there are more) is the following.

Highlights of Manjaro 2022-05-13

  • All kernels have been updated.
  • GNOME has been updated to 42.1.
  • Plasma has been updated to 5.24.5, KDE Frameworks is now at 5.93.0, and KDE Gear has been refreshed to 22.04.0, so we have the full package of new KDE software, although KDE Gear has already released an update to point.
  • Mesa 22 has its third stable version.
  • Octopi had a new version.
  • VirtualBox is on 6.1.34.
  • LxQt has been updated to 1.1.0.
  • Systemd has been updated to 250.5.
  • Pipewire has been updated to 0.3.51.
  • Firefox has been updated to 100.0.
  • Thunderbird updated to version 91.9.0.
  • The NVIDIA production branch driver has been updated to 510.68.02.
  • Gstreamer has been updated to version 1.20.2.
  • LibreOffice is on 7.3.3.
  • Mesa has been updated to 22.0.3.
  • Qemu has been updated to 7.0.0. Qemu is now partitioned so that only the components that are needed can be installed.
  • Regular Haskell and Python package updates

Manjaro 2022-05-13 is a new stable update, i.e. new packs now available to install via Pamac or pacman (sudo pacman -Syu). Right now, the most up-to-date ISO that can be downloaded from the official portal is that of Manjaro 21.2.6.

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