Manjaro 21.0.4 arrives updating packages, but GNOME 40 is not among them

manjaro 21.0.4

This time they have done the opposite. New stable versions of this Arch Linux-based operating system usually reach existing users earlier and then upload the ISO images. Today, in fact minutes ago, those of manjaro 21.0.4, and at the time of writing these lines it has not yet reached those of us who already have the system installed. Timeline aside, a new stable version is now available, as announced in the forum of the project.

From what we read in the list of new features, this will not go down in history as one of the most interesting releases, since the GNOME edition continues with Shell 3.38 and they have not updated the KDE edition with Plasma 5.21.5. It will be more interesting for those who install a lightweight desktop, since they have added LXQt 0.17.0 to their repositories. Below you have the rest of new products that have arrived with Manjaro 21.0.4.

Highlights of Manjaro 21.0.4

  • They have updated most of the kernels, but the 5.9 series has been removed.
  • LXQt 0.17.0 available.
  • Many GNOME packages have been updated to v40.1. But, as we mentioned, no one is overjoyed, because this only affects applications. The Shell is kept at v3.38.
  • VirtualBox has been updated to 6.1.22.
  • More updates from Deepin.
  • Common updates, such as Python and Haskell.

Manjaro 21.0.4 ISO images They're available on CDN77, and will soon appear on the project download page. We are talking about a distribution with a Rolling Release development model, so existing users should see the new packages waiting as an update at any time.

As for the when will they make the jump to GNOME 40 Also in the Shell, the only thing that is known is that they are already testing it in the unstable versions, so users of the stable version will still have to have a little more patience.

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