On January 7th, Manjaro GmbH & Co. KG launched the Manjaro 19.0 first trial version. To be more specific, that first test version was of the KDE edition, and this famous distribution is also available with XFCE and GNOME graphical environments. Today it has launched or, rather, announced the launch of the first version of Manjaro of 2020, although at the time of this writing it is not yet available from its official website.
Considering what they released earlier this month, the new version, which happens to manjaro 18.1.5, it should be Manjaro 19.0, but right now it can't be 100% confirmed as the developer team has not mentioned their numbering officially. What they have made clearer are the changes coming in the new version, more than on other occasions. You have them all after the cut.
Manjaro's most outstanding news 19.0?
- Most of the updates added to the kernel in recent weeks have been included, among which are some that fix bugs such as the Intel Graphics driver or the Marvell WiFi chip driver.
- Updated packages:
- Etcher 1.5.71
- Xorg-Server 1.20.7.
- plasma 5.17.5.
- KDE Frameworks 5.66.0.
- KDE Applications 19.12.1.
- Palemoon 28.8.1.
- Table 19.3.1.
- Firefox 72.0.
- Latest version of Timeshift.
- KDE-Git packages have been revamped.
- Some packages have been rebuilt over poppler 0.84.0-1.
- Updated some packages related to Snap.
- Some packages related to Packagekit, Cinnamon, and GNOME have been removed.
- Added the latest Firefox developer edition.
- Added more updates to Haskell.
- mhwd has received initial Nvidia-Prime support for the 440 and 435 series drivers.
- Usual fixes.
The release has already been announced, so it should be available soon from this link. Manjaro uses a type of updates known as rolling release, which means that after a first installation, your users receive updates for life. It also means that existing users should have already received all these news from the update system of the operating system itself. The ISOs they publish each month are for new installations only.