I'm a longtime Ubuntu user, but about to be a brand new Manjaro user. I'm about to receive a Thinkpad T16s from work, and I'll need a newer kernel to make it work than the stock one in Ubuntu 20.04. The more I read about Manjaro's rolling model, the more I like it. I've installed Manjaro in a VM on my current machine, and have been playing around with it. It's great.
I'll be switching the kernel from the default one up to 5.8rc??... whatever is available at the time. My understanding is that as Manjaro receives updates, the kernel will continue to incrementally update to new versions of 5.8. That's great. My question: what happens regarding kernel 5.9? Will my setup eventually automatically upgrade to 5.9 when it is stable? Or, by manually choosing 5.8, am I then "stuck" on 5.8 and will have to manually make a move to 5.9 eventually?
Or, to say it differently, I don't understand at all what Manjaro's model is regarding kernel updates. Is one "pegged" to a particular kernel version unless one changes it? Or does one "ride the kernel train" and get updates to new dot releases as they come? Or are both possible, and configurable by a setting somewhere?
Thanks for the info, much appreciated.