Manjaro 21.1.0 Pahvo released!

Since we released Ornara earlier this year all our developer teams worked hard to get the next release of Manjaro out there. We call it Pahvo.

This release features major improvements to Calamares, including filesystem selection for automatic partitioning and enhanced support for btrfs. For btrfs installations, the default subvolume layout has been improved for easier rollbacks and less wasted space on snapshots. Additionally, swapfiles on btrfs filesystem are now supported.

The Gnome edition has received a major rework the update to Gnome 40. The default layout has been redesigned to follow more closely upstream defaults, with some adjustments to reduce the pointer travel for users who prefer using mouse with gnome.

For users that preferred the old vertical desktop layout, we have the Manjaro legacy layout, which mimics the previous gnome defaults. We made sure that all the layouts shipped with gnome-layout-switcher still work after the transition to Gnome 40.

Firefox now comes with the gnome-desktop style theme enabled by default for more consistent look with the desktop, but this can be toggled with one click from gnome-layout-switcher for users preferring the native Firefox look.

The Plasma edition comes with the latest Plasma 5.22 series, Frameworks 5.85 and Applications (Gear) 21.08. We also updated our default theme to match more upstream Breeze theming. This includes also a new wallpaper.

Plasma has become more pleasurable to use through improvements to the design and greater smoothness and consistency in transparencies, blurs, icons, and animations. Moving things to accessible locations, offering hints and visual cues, and creating new settings allows you to customize your work environment to make it fit perfectly to your needs. Following the true KDE spirit, the push for a more stable and attractive desktop does not mean you have to renounce control over how you want it to look or behave. Plasma 5.22, as always, packs all the flexibility and tools for customization you have come to expect and love, and some more to boot.

Meanwhile, the push to move Plasma in its entirety to Wayland (the display protocol of the future) continues in full swing. By using Wayland behind the scenes, Plasma is able to include features and bug fixes not possible to implement on X11, offering you a better experience and more stability. We also revisited a set of applications installed by default. Removed Konversation and replaced Cantata with Elisa. Additionally we provide Plasma browser integration support for desktop out of the box so now you need only one browser plugin.

With our XFCE edition, we have now Xfce 4.16. The window manager received lots of updates and improvements again in the area of compositing and GLX. Support for fractional scaling was added to the display dialog, along with highlighting the preferred mode of a display with an asterisk and adding aspect ratios next to resolutions. The settings manager has improved search and filter capabilities. Thunar file manager received a boatload of fixes and quite a few notable features, including pause for copy/move operations, support for queued file transfer, remembering view settings per directory and support for transparency in Gtk themes.

Kernel 5.13 is used for this release, such as the latest drivers available to date. With 5.4 LTS-Kernel minimal-ISOs we offer additional support for older hardware.

We hope you enjoy this release and let us know what you think of Pahvo.


Download XFCE



Minimal (linux54)

Download GNOME



Minimal (linux54)

Download KDE



Minimal (linux54)


Congratulations and thanks to the team for your hard work!!



Gnome shell updated to version 40?

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Downloads on homepage are still 21.0.7

GNOME shell wasn’t already here 40 yet? That’s wild, i know I’m new here again, but that was like forever ago. Like, months ago.

Clean your cache

Still 21.0.7

It is a good idea to offer the ISO with the latest LTS kernel. This saves some work after a fresh installation :slight_smile: .

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Just installed the manjaro-kde-21.1-stable-staging-210816-linux513.iso from the Release 202108162144 · manjaro/release-review · GitHub
KDE image dated as a day ago.

@ Manjaro Team, could I ask: what I will miss if to save that copy instead of new installation of newer image: what was changed in configs of the new image manjaro-kde-21.1.0-210817-linux513.iso?

But for others it is critical to have latest avail. kernel at least on the moment of installation of the BTRFS (btrfs Wiki):

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The stable awesome images is building now in Github: Delete iso_build_test.yml · bittin/iso-build@c282586 · GitHub

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Click here in the main tread theme in the arrow of distro choice and voilá

I think nothing changed much on config side.

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Download here

@LordTermor I also hope that stable branch mostly inherits stable-staging with cosmetic edit, but I’m not sure.

And I think to re-install to waste about 3 hours with configurating it or not. One side: to have (more fixed?) build from scratch, other side: to waste more time or not.

Yes, it should. KDE settings wasn’t changing last few days, we only changed sddm wallpaper I think, but it was 2 days ago.

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It’s been in the stable branch for over a month:

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Is it possible to get information on what changed ? (So that i am able to change my btrfs subvolume layout the same way. I don’t intend to reinstall :slight_smile: )

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Again and again … Kudos to all at Manjaro. Another “eventless” update. I’ll try the Kernel 5.13.
Host: frydo Kernel: 5.10.59-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux


Kernel 5.13 also it is working well.