What is this?

The continuation of Manjaro for i686 systems after support was dropped from the main project, using archlinux32 as upstream instead of Arch. "manjaro32" is the sub-project name.

Read more: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro32-org/34634

All forum threads: https://forum.manjaro.org/tags/manjaro32

How do I use it?

If you're running an existing Manjaro i686 installation you will receive an update to manjaro-system which will automatically migrate you to the new setup. If you have already migrated you don't need to do anything.

As with the main project, there are three "branches" which represent different update frequencies:

The migration process will pick up your existing branch and place you on the corresponding x32 branch. I strongly recommend you consider which branch is right for you and switch to it.

How do I switch branch?

If you want to switch branches, run the following inserting the appropriate branch name from above:

pacman-mirrors -c all -b {stable,testing,unstable}
pacman -Syy archlinux32-keyring-transition
pacman -S archlinux32-keyring # accept removal of archlinux32-transition-keyring
pacman -Syu

Note: pacman-mirrors>=4.7 will automatically set the correct architecture based on the branch root, you don't need to specify 'x32' unless you edit /etc/pacman-mirrors.conf manually.

You need archlinux32-keyring for the new signing keys for the packages sourced from archlinux32; all Manjaro packages are signed by Manjaro packagers and will be trusted by a 32-bit Manjaro installation. You may also need to clear your package cache to remove packages signed by the Arch Linux devs, e.g. pacman -Scc.

Packages may be missing or out-of-date; please report on the forum.

What if I want bleeding edge?

Switch to the x32-unstable branch. Be warned; here be Dragon 32s. However, you'll also get the latest software first and be able to help with testing.

What about installer images?

Phil very kindly spun some initial installer images. They may or may not work depending on the DE and hardware combination, though the Xfce installer does seem pretty usable.

Please read the installer image preview discussion thread for more details, or if you want to test the current images you can find them on Sourceforge.

Is this project/initiative going to work?

It has been active since November 2017, so in the short term, yes. As for the long term... ?

Hey, this doesn't look like plain text any more...

I like it!

Good; thank Tufte CSS.

I don't like it. :(

Have some shiny.

Why aren't you using manjaro32.github.io yet?

Time.