6.9.2

Improvements:

No automount of volumes – installation issue raised on discord with computer contained 1ssd and 1 harddisk. Thunar – Preferences – Advanced – Volume Management

Fix for openbox-arc-git – we will just not install it – Arc theme has changed github and provides now support for Openbox.

Yay added to the packages list – evaluating this AUR helper – gives the ability to download missing keys!!

No vmware resolution 1920x1080 set in order to avoid issues with some users with different resolution

Geopip locator in Calamares (second screen wordmap) works again thanks to support of the Calamares team.

Updates for inxi, grub-customizer and pamac-aur with latest kernel

New repo added for third party software

Mid July 2018 we got updates in for libc++. These packages have a long build time. To avoid long build times for us and all our users we have a new repo were we can host packages that take a while to build. Build time goes down from 30 minutes to 30 seconds.

New logo – arcolinux-fractal.png

You can find the logo in your conky folder in ~/.config

6.8.7

Improvements:

New logo from Phanner98 has been included in the logo’s of the conkies.

Font display has been improved and resized to 11.

Archiso update lead to improving building scripts.

Added vmware configuration file to include 1920x1080 resolution.

New repo added for third party software

Mid July 2018 we got updates in for libc++. These packages have a long build time. To avoid long build times for us and all our users we have a new repo were we can host packages that take a while to build. Build time goes down from 30 minutes to 30 seconds.

New logo – arcolinux-fractal.png

You can find the logo in your conky folder in ~/.config

6.8.6

Improvements:

Neofetch has been upgraded from v4 to v5. We follow the official config and change it to our own ArcoLinux config. Logo’s are now 300x300px.

000- script to use all cores includes now also 6 cores.

New alias “vbm” to mount the folder Public when on virtual box

alias vbm=”sudo mount -t vboxsf -o rw,uid=1000,gid=1000 Public /home/$USER/Public”

New config and Logo’s for  Neofetch

New FUN SCRIPT in your .bin

Your .bin folder includes now also a folder called Main. The scripts, we use all the time, will be in there like

  • 000-script to use all cores
  • script to get the linux-lts kernel
  • deleting the linux-lts kernel
6.8.5
Improvements:

made new images for ArcoLinux-calamares configuration – improving calamares with lesser applications in packages.both if possible.

New calamares greeter for ArcoLinux

6.8.4
Improvements:

made sure arcolinux-calamares configuration is gone after installation

Installed applications:

We are using the latest version of Calamares 3.2.0.

Uninstalled applications:

We keep looking at our applications to decrease the size of our iso

  • darktable

Since we deleted libreoffice, there is no need to keep the supporting packages :

  • hunspell
  • hyphen

These applications are not maintained anymore and we stop using them :

  • packer
6.8.3
Installed applications:

none

Uninstalled applications:

Arch Linux has moved an application out of the standard Arch repo’s to AUR

  • speedtouch

We moved these “fun” applications to this “fun” script – see this article.

  • cmatrix
  • cool-retro-term
  • python-pywal
6.7.6
Uninstalled applications:

We decided to trim down our iso. The obvious candidates for us are :

  • zoom
  • libreoffice
  • discord
  • flashplugin
  • filezilla
  • google-talkplugin

We saved more than 300MB with these.

Calamares configuration is now in a separate package/github.

New conky Arco-elegant added

Adding 3 Arc themes with matching sardi icons

Theming ArcoLinux can be fun. You can create your own Arc themes, your own Sardi icon themes and your own Oblogout theme. That is exactly what Nick did and you can use them now.

6.7.5
Installed applications:

upgraded calamares installer from 3.1.12-4 to 3.1.13-3.

Adding interesting scripts to your distro

We created a new package arcolinux-bin-git to include a new script to read out information of your system. Like neofetch or screenfetch or even like the conkies. The idea is to include the FUN factor via scripts on a monthly basis.

6.7.4
Installed applications:

updated the following AUR packages

  • peek
  • sardi-icons
  • surfn-icons
  • discord
  • grub-customizer
  • inxi
  • pamac-aur
  • python-pywal
  • sublime-text-dev
  • trizen
  • vivaldi
  • vivaldi-codecs-ffmpeg-extra-bin
6.7.3
Deleted applications:

Because of issues with login into Xfce we found out that the new Xorg-server and Xorg-server-common where to blame. But after further investigation we think there must be a conflict between the new version of xorg-server and the xf86-video-nouveau. As a result we do not install this package anymore.

xf86-video-nouveau

Improvements:

xfce action button plugin

XFCE Action buttons plugin

Thanks to a report on the forum we found out that we can actually theme this as well to our liking.

6.7.2
Installed applications:

added python-pywal
added gnome-screenshot for jpg support
added gnome-software-packagekit-plugin to get images in gnome-software
added ~/.bin in bashrc to path
added Xcape for super key in openbox

Deleted applications:

nothing yet

Improvements:

more uniformity between two neofetch configs
arcolinux i3 has python-pywal with keyboard shortcuts
bspwm has python-pywal with keyboard shortcuts
awesome has python-pywal with keyboard shortcuts
more xfce custom actions
Hardcode-fixer is present in xfce settings
variety config update to latest version and compatible with bspwm and awesome
bashrc was updated to include a local .bin folder

XFCE More custom actions

We have added more custom actions to thunar – the file manager of XFCE like

  • change ownership to root
  • change ownership to user
  • md5sum check
  • sha1sum check
  • symbolic link

Quick system info

New application added to xfce settings

Installed via arcolinux-applications-git package

Hardcode-fixer

Available in xfce-settings
New package created for it – arcolinux-applications-git

More xfce settings

Common and important applications available in xfce-settings
New package created for it – arcolinux-applications-git

  • pulse audio volume control
  • disks
  • dconf-editor
  • gparted
  • grub-customizer
  • hardinfo

Nano coloring

Added coloring of syntax to help us analyze files – config file is called nanorc

Tint2 themes

Created arcolinux-numix.tint2rc

Rofi themes

6.6.5
All ArcoLinux packages received an number update to 6.7. Through this number we know the packages are created for the iso ArcoLinux 6.7 or May 2018.

ArcoLinux iso :

  • The liveuser is booting into bash rather than zsh. Aliases like pksyu can be used in the livecd.
  • gksu is now used – we will see what good replacement we can find
  • urxvt-perls is used to give better support for urxvt users (=terminal)
  • urxvt-resize-font-git is installed to make it easier to increase or decrease font size on the fly
  • .Xresources has been updated to have the Ascii logo in ArcoLinux and is improved
  • termite got a new coloring scheme to make sure the Ascii logo looks good.
  • neofetch got a new config so the Ascii logo looks good.
  • polybar has been updated for Bspwm
  • variety has been given support for Bspwm

Installed applications:

  • arcolinux-rofi-themes (4 Arc themes have been created – more will follow to cover all Arc colors from the Arc themes
  • arcolinux-neofetch-ascii has been added to have an ascii look instead of the logo in termite and urxvt.

Neofetch logo with Ascii

Development of BSPWM

We have developed a new desktop aka windows tiling manager called Bspwm and its configuration can be installed with arcolinux-bspwm package. More tutorials will follow on a later date.

Development of Rofi themes

We have developed 4 new Rofi themes. This is casablanca. More themes will follow. They will follow the coloring theme we use in the Arc themes so you can have a desktop that looks awesome.

Phase 5 is finished – Install Arch Linux the arch way

ArcoLinux’s learning path includes an Arch Linux installation following the wiki. This is our phase 5.
We explain to you a BIOS installation for older computers
We explain to you an UEFI installation for newer computers.
After 20 minutes you have Arch Linux installed with the desktop of your choice. Then we theme and tweak it with more packages and tools.

All the articles can be found on arcolinuxd.com.

Development of DEEPING SCRIPTS

When we were writing the Arch Linux guides for phase 5 : how to install Arch Linux the arch way we seized the opportunity to have a new desktop environment. This can be installed on ArcoLinuxD too. They are on the github of ArcoLinuxD. Tutorials and articles will follow later.

BYOI or build your own iso

ArcoLinux added a phase in the learning path. Phase 4 is when you build your own iso (BYOI) on the basis of ArcoLinux or ArcoLinuxD.

At any moment in time you can now build/burn your own iso and boot from it.

6.6.4
Installed applications:

added discord for a chat channel with users and ArcoLinux team

Deleted applications:

deleted hexchat – discord is our way to communicate

6.6.3
ArcoLinux iso :

logical order in packages.both for BYOI

improvement for BYOI in scripts

 

ArcoLinux Xfce :

 

ArcoLinux General:

 

Deleted applications:

broadcom-wl – now wifi works for macbookpro

6.6.2
ArcoLinux iso :

added dconf-editor

deleted qt4 – not necessary for any application we use

deleted hexchat – in favor of discord

qt5 settings will work with Noto sans or Noto mono regular 10 – important for vlc

improvement for BYOI in scripts

 

ArcoLinux Xfce :

Standard 2 workspaces rather than 4

 

ArcoLinux General:

Neofetch logo has matching colors with Arc themes

6.5.10
ArcoLinux iso :

Removing intel-ucode from packages.both.

This needs to be installed by the user like polybar.

6.5.9
ArcoLinux iso :

Using another way to start calamares

Updates from AUR

  • menulibre
6.5.8
ArcoLinux iso :

comparison between arcolinux and arcolinuxd

Updates from AUR

  • vivaldi
  • i3 gaps next
  • trizen
6.5.7
ArcoLinux Iso :

deleted deadbeef and lollypop and pragha music player is the now the standard music player

improved building script 20 for easier installation for BYOI.

 

Major shift in githubs :

We need to have more granularity for the future projects like BYOI.

github arcolinux-iso-skel is replaced with 9 githubs

  • arcolinux-config
  • arcolinux-neofetch
  • arcolinux-variety
  • arcolinux-local
  • arcolinux-nitrogen
  • arcolinux-geany
  • arcolinux-plank
  • arcolinux-tint2
  • arcolinux-rofi

Added more colorful logo’s in arcolinux-neofetch

6.5.6
ArcoLinux Iso :

added deadbeef to test it again

added 3 new slimlock themes

6.5.3-5
ArcoLinux Iso :

added zoom

added asciinema

added tint2 theme : arcolinux-minimal-white

6.5.2
ArcoLinux Iso :

fix for double linux at bootup

using oomox instead of oomox-git

Added trizen to the packages – AUR helper

ArcoLinux(D)-iso : improving build script for BYOI

New alias : unlock=sudo rm /var/lib/pacman/db.lck

All conky names and images have been updated to ArcoLinux.

ArchMerge to ArcoLinux

ArchMergeD to ArcoLinuxD

  • all website references
  • slim.conf

 

Xfce :

Conkyzen application is showing up in xfce settings now

ctrl + alt + enter = terminal

xfce right mouse click no applications anymore – icons too small

xfce : icons size for category icons is a bit bigger (2)

 

Openbox :

Conky chooser renamed to Conkyzen

ctrl + alt + enter = terminal

openbox : Changed fading in compton.conf to smaller number to get quicker response

 

 

 

 

i3wm :

arcolinux-i3wm-git  – only thunar starts – applications are no longer fixed to a workspace

i3 : Changed fading in compton.conf to smaller number to get quicker response

 

Sardi and Surfn icons : 

created sardi and surfn icons for ArcoLinux

6.4.2
4 Arc Themes and matching Oblogout themes:

  • Punch (dark red)
  • Orchid (pink)
  • Niagara (green)
  • Boticelli (blue)

When developing ArchMergeD Awesome we have decided to add Rofi to that tiling windows manager. It can be an easy way to start your application. As a result Rofi has been added to the iso of ArchMerge.  We can use rofi only in i3 and openbox and not in xfce.  Next month we will create Arc Rofi themes that will match our Arc themes. The Rofi themes, you will receive now, are the standard ones from Rofi.

Rofi keyboard shortcuts have been added

  • CTRL + ALT + R = rofi-theme-selector
  • Super + F11 = full-sceen rofi application selector
  • Super + F12 = smaller screen rofi application selector

Sardi and Surfn got a major update. More icons, spring clean in the svg code and Sardi Ghost Flexible is back in for Arch based distro’s. Read more about Sardi here.

Boost your system

While testing ArchMergeD desktops we were developing a script to make sure that all cores of our processor are involved in the building and compressing task for applications coming from the AUR.

Added script “000-use-all-cores-makepkg-conf-vx.sh” to speed up compiling your applications from AUR in ~/.config/openbox/scripts. You can find more info about this in this article.

ArchMergeD users will find it on the github.

6.3.3
Connecting to shared folders on an Apple or Mac system is now easy to do in filemanager.
6.3.2
Polybar has been added. A bar or panel for Openbox and i3 and many other desktops coming in the future.
Giving you 33 modules to display in your panel/bar.

2 extra Arc themes

  • hibiscus
  • tory

i3 config improved for polybar

Openbox config changes

  • make lts kernel script executable and rewrite of kernel scripts
  • change icon to lock openbox

Packages removed

  • snapd gave us issues in January 2018

AUR packages update

  • conky-lua-archers
  • grub-customizer
  • i3-gaps-next
  • oomox-git
  • python2-pyparted
  • timeshift
  • vivaldi and its codec
  • Sardi icons
  • Surfn icons

Calamares – installer for ArchMerge should not give an hardware clock error upon installing.

6.2.7
AUR PACKAGES UPDATE

  • oomox
  • vivaldi
  • sardi icons
  • surfn icons
  • peek
  • yad
  • halo icons

Typo’s in pacman.conf and setting ATOM as standard editor instead of Geany.

6.2.6
  • Polybar – toolbar to be used for i3 or even openbox
    • i3wm and openbox ArchMerge packages prepared
  • Software added :
    • atom
    • snapd
    • awesome-terminal-fonts for polybar
  • Bug fixing
    • variety has better scripts – wallpaper stays the same when switching desktops
6.2.5
  • ArchMerge-oblogout-themes updated – 9 themes
  • ArchMerge-slimlock-themes updated –15 themes
  • Xfce-slimlock from AUR is not needed anymore
  • pacaur is no longer maintained – not installed
WE ARE
100%
ROLLING
6.2.4
  • Move to a bigger ssd to build iso
  • changed scripts how to make the iso
  • archmerge-keyring added
6.2.3
Software added

added vivaldi-codecs-ffmpeg-extra-bin
removed vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs

6.2.2
Software added

  • added gtop
  • added timeshift
  • added youtube support for vivaldi – alternate package

Rolling release

conkyzen added to package

Conky

improvement AUR-all-in-one

new conky WO-conky-system-lua

new conky WO-clock-system-lua

i3

Panel up or bottom

6.1.11
added ttf-ubuntu-font-family as extra font
6.1.10
Finalizing iso.
Script improvements.
Packages list clean up.

Video support packages shortlist.

6.1.9
Biggest change is that many more archmerge packages have been created. They will help us in the upgrade process to become more and more rolling.

But they will also help us when we are on ArchMergeD and want to get all the latest settings from ArchMerge!

archmerge-arc-themes-git
archmerge-common-git
archmerge-conky-collection-git
archmerge-docs-git
archmerge-i3wm-git
archmerge-iso-skel-git
archmerge-oblogout-themes-git
archmerge-obmenu-generator-git
archmerge-openbox-configs-git
archmerge-openbox-themes-git
archmerge-pipemenus-git
archmerge-plank-themes-git
archmerge-root-git
archmerge-slimlock-themes-git
archmerge-termite-themes-git
archmerge-tint2-themes-git
archmerge-wallpapers-git
archmerge-xfce-thunar-git

6.1.8
  • added xfpanel-switch
  • added blacklist for watchdogs and others
6.1.7
  • command not found is out
  • updating calamares configs
  • locale configuration
  • airootfs completely changed
6.1.6
  • Aur-Acros no cloud services – conky shorter
  • evaluating current services update
6.1.5
  • vivaldi mpeg out – not needed anymore to see youtube in vivaldi

Packages for more video support have been added

  • libva-intel-driver
  • libva-vdpau-driver
  • mesa-vdpau
6.1.4
  • termite config change no scroll
  • extra information about 304 and 340 nvidia on forum
  • termite to be the standard terminal in xfce in the shortcuts
  • synaptics is out – libinput as standard for touchpad
  • pacman.conf – parameters changed for display when updating
  • halo icons in there
6.1.3
  • Calamares update + theming with new images
  • new aliases
  • conkyzen in contextmenu in xfce
  • i3 toolbar/tray improvement for dual screens
6.1.2
  • Need-to-know application reflects the 4 new websites we bought
  • More rolling : created termite theme package
  • Added adapta-gtk-theme
  • Added printer support for other applications
  • Improved thunar custom actions
6.1.1
  • extra logo’s for ArchMergeD in conky folder
  • paper icon theme included now
6.0.10
  • calamares improvement – installation screen – keyboard image shows layout
  • Installed software
    • gufw – firewall
    • simplescan
    • 78 archmerge-plank-themes
    • conky-lua-archers
    • zsh-completions
    • zsh-syntax-highlighting
    • oh-my-zsh-git
    • command-not-found
    • faba icons
    • paper icons
    • iso improvement – service error
    • Typo in slim.conf – erik out

Removed software

  • grml-zsh-config
6.0.9
  • alias mirrors=mirror
  • extra logo archmerged
  • old reference to ArchLabs in menu-make-it-yourself.xml gone + menu update
6.0.8
  • improving calamares – installer
  • tlp service active
  • changing code in i3 conky to get number of updates
6.0.7
  • screenkey settings in .config
  • tlp for laptops – service for laptop/energy
6.0.6
  • laptop users should test the touchpad new settings – double click?
    • x11/xorg.conf.d/70-synaptics.conf
  • calamares will ask autologin and root same password
  • conflicting keyboard shortcut between openbox and xfce out – ctrl +esc
  • arandr not showing in xfce menu
  • mimeapps.list improved
6.0.5
  • screenkey added to applications
  • Samba has been added to the system
    • check if you see all computers in the house
  • lightdm bug – added active-monitor=0
6.0.4
  • detection of other computers in network
  • samba
6.0.3
  Compared with 6.0.0 till 6.0.3

added

oomox
libreoffice
hyphen
hyphen-en
ttf-ms-fonts

deleted in xfce menu
htop
compton

alias mirror added
new logo conky

reflector service and timer

breeze-snow cursor everywhere