The Manjaro Linux project has announced the availability of a new development snapshot for the distribution's upcoming 16.06 release. The snapshot, Manjaro Linux 16.06 Preview 2, ships with Xfce 4.12, KDE's Plasma 5.6, version 4.4 of the Linux kernel, a graphical configuration module for managing kernels and the Pamac package manager is more flexible when it comes to software updates.

"We ship Xfce 4.12 with this release of Manjaro. We mainly focused on polishing the user experience on the desktop and window manager, and on updating some components to take advantage of newly available technologies such as switching to a new theme called Maia, we already using for our KDE edition. Our KDE edition continues to deliver this powerful, mature and feature-rich desktop environment with a unique look-and-feel, and with the perks of Manjaro's latest tools. We ship now Plasma 5.6 desktop in combination with the latest KDE-Apps 15.12."

Additional information can be found in the release announcement.