Manjaro GNOME 19.0-pre3 (stable branch)

A Gnome spin might be in the works. :slight_smile:

Wow, Manjaro is going places!

I'm actually a Manjaro i3 user and not planning to switch - just came to see what's been going on at other flavors'. And what I see is some really neat and cool stuff! Manjaro Team rocks!

One question/suggestion: layout selection looks nice, but the next screenshot (4th one) shows a vast amount of empty space in the right side, which is kinda ugly. I'd suggest to re-arrange those settings in more elegant way.

If you do a minimal gnome spin you might want to check out disable-tracker and lighter-gnome packages. They reduce resource usage by disabling some rarely needed startup services like wacom support. Except for the tracker, gnome-shell still starts them if they are actually used.

Thanks for pointing that out. They layout switcher is usually less wide and design reflects that. It's embedding to manjaro-hello makes the window somewhat wider. We could rearrange the toggles to use wider area when we are adding more layouts.

Thanks for the suggestion. Lighter-gnome looks like a great package and likely will be in both iso's. I just wonder if trackers indexing is really needed since it wont be started if disabled.

its needed if you use
etc media apps

Thanks, likely not a good thing to disable without thinking about it for a long time.

i was furstrated at first
when using wayfire
why the hell those apps did not work as they should be.
wayfire doesnt respect any autostarts
like .config/autostart

so i set trackers to autostart in wayfire
its a very bad idea to disable trackers and miners

Will it be easy to upgrade from Manjaro 18.1.5 to Manjaro 19.0 final without new installation ?

When Manjaro 19.0 final will be available ?


Since Manjaro is a rolling release distribution, the upgrade to 19 will look just like any other updates you get. There won't be a major update like with a point release distro. (Nothing will say "do you want to update to 19")

Please correct me if I'm wrong. When the rolling update comes, in order to get the linux55 kernel you'll have to install it yourself. Otherwise whichever kernel you're already running will continue as your main kernel. If you choose to install the 55 kernel, it's super easy from Manjaro settings Kernel app. Next time you reboot, just select the new kernel from the Grub menu. Keep the older kernel to fall back (just in case you need to).

Everything correct except the last part: If you install kernel 5.5 and reboot, you don't have to choose it in Grub. Only if you want to load an older one, otherwise always the latest kernel is used.


Yeah, my bad. I thought of that a few hours after I asked.

What about if I moved /usr/ share applications & /opt to my home directory and created a link on my root partition, then recreate those links after replacing the root partition?

There should be a version of gnome-like, without many programs, I don't particularly like what manjaro delivers in the gnome version.

I can't find that packge, it doesn't exist. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

You mean the minimal ISO? Look again.

Alternatively, you could always use Architect and roll your own. :wink:

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I am new to GNOME, and I have to admit, for a notebook we have here, GNOME seems to fit so well. It works like a charm and I got all apps installed in a way I am used to do within another DE.

It's a first for me, and I do understand some part of customization can be done with the gnome tweaks tool, but, except for a general tab, no other tabs are visible. Nor can I adjust its windows size either.

I installed Manjaro GNOME 19.0.2 (downloaded 3 days ago). No other updates.

I assume it's something easy like adjusting a permission here or there.
Any suggestion?

Apologies for my ignorance,

Please post your own thread in #technical-issues-and-assistance if you would actually like some help. :wink:

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also, shouldn't this thread be closed since manjaro 19 has been out a while

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