Manjaro is working on a Flatpak-focused version

Source: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/trying-to-make-manjaro-more-stable-and-user-friendly/95529/2

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Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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Not a big fan of Manjaro, but I’d like to see how this works out.

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It will crash and burn.

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I can’t decide if this is a good or bad thing…

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It is easier, we also have this plan in the works for 2022. We’re hoping to achieve it with the April release Together with transferring the forum to Facebook…

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Well… Manjaro is now pointless. They’ve taken the rolling out of the rolling-release distro, so there’s zero advantage to using an Arch base over Fedora. :man_shrugging:

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They will still have their regular version.

For now, anyway :smiling_imp:.

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Phil has been talking about getting rid of pacman for years: it’s a long-term goal.

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Manjaro Jadegreen edition

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What better way to spread the love of Linux with your grandma!

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The whole point of Manjaro, what made it a great distro, was the fact it was an easy way to get into Arch, without any barriers to entry, with thoroughly tested repositories and no surprises on updates.

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I couldn’t agree more.

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Are they aiming at making inroads into the Enterprise world?

Majaro might end up like *buntu. Well, I don’t care I have enos. If this takes a nose dive (highly unlikely) I have Arch itself.

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That and being designed and maintained around the requirements of its community - that’s why it was popular in the first place, and why I got involved. Development was proactive and didn’t make odd choices. How things changed over the years… (Yes, Sue, I know…).

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Pacman -less Arch? Is it even still Arch based any more? I don’t quite get it.

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I’ve always wanted to go pacmanless. What are we waiting for? :grin:

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That’s an old idea, it was thrown around all the time on the old Manjaro forum, when I was still active there. The only thing preventing them was the inability to do so.

I took a different route with my Manjaro installs, I removed Pamac from them (which, of course, is a trivially simple thing to do). :laughing:

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Well - an Arch installation is dependent upon the base package, of course, and if you look at the PKGBUILD, you’ll find:

pkgdesc=‘Minimal package set to define a basic Arch Linux installation’

distro defined requirements
‘licenses’ ‘pacman’ ‘systemd’ ‘systemd-sysvcompat’

So, I think it would be fair to say that pacman is a requirement to be considered Arch-based. But I am, admittedly, quite biased on this subject :grin:.

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