A few hours ago, the developer team behind this Arch Linux-based distro has released a new stable version and a new ISO. But they are not the same? Not always. Sometimes they have found a problem to fix in the images, they have released stable updates for existing installations and not new ISOs. What threw last night was Manjaro 21.1.2, Pahvo's second point update.
Manjaro 21.1.2 arrived eight days after the previous version and at the same time as Manjaro 2021-09-04, as it has to be. It has not come with great news, although, as usual, KDE users are the main beneficiaries, since among the updated packages are those of KDE Gear 21.08.1 and plasma 5.22.5, but not those of Frameworks 5.86 since it has been released hours before.
Highlights of Manjaro 21.1.2 Pahvo
This time they only noted that most of the kernels have been updated, the newest stable being Linux 5.14. KDE has received Gear 21.08.1 and Plasma 5.22.5, Maui-Kit has been updated to v2.0.1 and WINE to v6.16. On the other hand, packages have been updated in everything a bit, and Calamares has improved, for example, in that now you can choose the file system for the manual partition or improved support for btrfs. For btrfs installations, the default subvolume layer has been improved so that copies waste less space. On the other hand, swapfiles are now supported in btrfs.
Existing users can now update directly from Pamac or via terminal with the command sudo pacman -Syu. The new images have not yet reached the Manjaro portal, but they can be downloaded from the link of the thread about Manjaro 2021-09-04 which you can access from this link. The official editions are available in normal and minimal in Xfce, KDE, and GNOME.