Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc2 released with updates to Plasma 5.5 and dropping Plasma 4

Philip Müller, Manjaro Development Team recently announced the second release candidate of Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc2 (Capella).  This is one of the biggest updates we did so far. Mostly due the C++ 11 ABI change within gcc. With this update, Plasma 4 is been dropped for good. All users of this desktop should either switch over to Plasma 5 or any other maintained desktop, like LXQt.

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Manjaro Linux 15.12-rc2 update:

  • Now have Plasma 5.5 with all its goodies
  • Updated Mesa, LibreOffice 4 and 5 series
  • Firefox 43 is using now GTK3
  • You might need to check your themes if you have unwanted graphical issues due this change. However we fixed Menda, so you should be fine with that theme.
  • Most of the kernels got updated to the latest point release
  • Kernel 4.2 gained extended stable support from Canonical
  • Bumblebee uses now the group ‘bumblebee’ for the X-Server. Your user should been added to this group automatically
  • Wine got its 4th release candidate and is now pretty stable
  • Some features of Manjaro-Settings-Manager had been reserved and changed the profile structure of manjaro-tools

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