Quick heads up! We're introducing a new application that will replace the Garuda Settings Manager tray notifier the next time you update your system (if you accept it): Garuda System Maintenance!
This new tray application has the goal of making Garuda Linux more user-friendly by automating common tasks and automatically fixing common issues.
It currently has the following feature set:
- Notify about any new posts in the forum category #announcements:announcements-maintenance, which will be used for any future required manual interventions (of which I hope there will be few!)
- Automatically update the chaotic-keyring package in the background to prevent the common "invalid or corrupted package" issue
- Prompt to update the garuda-hotfixes package, a new package with the purpose of allowing us to apply emergency fixes that need to be applied before a normal system update. An example would be fixing an issue that prevents a successful system update automatically.
- A settings menu to configure the application, for those who want to disable certain features.
I'm planning on adding other functionality to the application in the future, but this will be what I start out with. Why am I going to replace the Garuda Settings Manager notifier? It simply serves almost no purpose for our distro other than notifying about language packs and just takes up space in the system tray, while Garuda System Maintenance can provide useful functionality and make Garuda Linux more user-friendly.
You can try the application right now by installing the
garuda-system-maintenance package, however don't expect anything to happen. The application is designed to work in the background quietly until it takes action, at which point it will notify you, or in case of the garuda-hotfixes package, ask you for consent.
If you've got any concerns or ideas (perhaps ideas for issues it could help address), please let me know! Thanks!