Linux News Today: Introducing the New Manjaro Linux JWM (Joe’s Window Manager) Edition
On October 5, the Manjaro Linux community was extremely proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the first-ever build of the new Manjaro Linux JWM Community Edition distribution.
Built around the lightweight JWM (Joe’s Window Manager) window manager, which is used as the default desktop environment, the Manjaro Linux JWM Community Edition operating system is currently powered by kernel packages from the long-term supported Linux 4.1 series.
The distro uses JWM 2.3.2 on top of the Compton compositing manager, and comes with an optimized version of the .jwmrc configuration file of the Joe’s Window Manager project. Being so lightweight, the distribution requires only 107MB of RAM for the 32-bit version to work, and 147MB of RAM for the 64-bit flavor.
“To make it much easier to use this window manager, Holmes from Manjaro Brasil decided to create another nice install media for Manjaro Linux. It features our well-known tools and graphical interfaces in a mix of fresh artwork from our community,” reads the announcement.
It comes with AUR support and lightweight apps
Manjaro Linux JWM Community Edition 15.09 Dev features support for Arch Linux’s AUR (Arch User Repository) software repos, as well as various lightweight apps, including the LXMusic music player, Pale Moon web browser, XChat IRC client, Scrot screenshot utility, LightDM login manager, and the Calamares graphical installer.
Among other goodies, the distro offers a collection of beautiful wallpapers, printing support, a firewall, out-of-the-box multimedia support, Java support, the Ultra Flat icon theme, the RezoWhite mouse theme, the JWM Thin Blue and GTK ME1 desktop themes, as well as the i3lock, Dunst, and cbatticon tools.
Download Manjaro Linux JWM Community Edition 15.09 Dev right now from Softpedia, where the OS is distributed as two Live DVD ISO images, one for each of the supported hardware architectures, 32-bit and 64-bit. Please note that it is still in development, so we don’t recommend using it on production machines.