i have been using Kubuntu for several years and afterwards (it looked nice and shiny at that time) switching to Netrunner, which was replaced by Maui which now is dead.
So I searched for distributions with KDE - and stumbled upon the hype of Manjaro.
As i am tbh quite disappointed with the Netrunner/Maui developers who in my case have lost all points in terms of reliability - as I look for an OS that isn't dropped or changed like a flavour of the week. Maybe right for some - but i don't feel the need to reinstall completly new every half year or so. As KDE Neon (as far as i know ) is from the same developers this dropped out of my list quite fast.
Not to be meant as a rant- if someone needs the newest KDE as fast as possible and has fun tinkering regulary cause devs change the direction - go with it. But not me.
Long story short:
As I am totally new to arch based distributions i am not sure about some stuff.
So i will install it alongside with a current Kubuntu.
Now my questions are:
I want to make separate partitions for the OS (/ = root partition) and reuse my /home with setting files and some other stuff (non-os related)
Can i use a shared /home partition (from my current ubuntu based install) and can Manjaro use the data stored there alongside a Kubuntu installation?
I got mozilla settings/Profiles there (firefox, thunderbird), steam files, KDE files like kwallet etc.
For Kubuntu i know i can simply install the OS on partiation a and mount the existing home as /home.
Is the same possible with Manjaro?
Another question is about the devs. Is there some place to see who is involved with Manjaro KDE?
I read somewhere that it is all depending on 3 people - which seems like a minus to me as i got bad experience with stuff like that and prefer projects leaning on several shoulders (meaning: they don't disappear if someone leaves or loses interest or whatever).
What's the story behind Manjaro? A freetime project? Or are some institutions using it and got people working on that to?
Sorry if those questions where asked before - i'm fine with linked info or keywords to search for to.
thats all folks