just wondering how stable manjaro is, is it likely to break? ive been running solus (rolling distro) for about one year and it hasnt broken once. i was wondering if manjaro is likely to be as stable and unbreakable as solus has been for me
Scroll down for the results section. The take home message is, it is really reasonably stable (and my estimation is that it is the most stable of all rolling distros, but maybe some Gentoo users are here to tell me wrong?).
I used Tumbleweed (it tumbles, indeed) and Debian testing/unstable (testing is quite stable most of the time, unstable is ... yes unstable now and then) and KDE Neon, but that only rolls the KDE portion of it. And then I used Debian stable based distros and a couple of Unubut-Derivatives.
My impression is that a good release of a non-rolling Distro will be more stable than Manjaro (as long as you don't try to add PPAs for everything you want more up to date). My experience with Manjaro stable is that it is a very satisfying experience overall. An occasional hiccup, but to date nothing serious was hitting me.
The latest round of stable update was a good example, you could see that there were issues in testing and things were held back until Plasma went 5.13.2. So the sable users were hit by less bugs (still some of them were hit ...). So if you really want to have it STABLE, you better wait a week or two after announcement of a stable update and read the announcement thread carefully. Sometimes (and thankfully) smaller fixes are released afterwards.
Still, if you want to install and forget, go with one of the LTS releases elsewhere, unless you don't like to have your software-stack to not have the latest everything.