19.6 – June release
calamares new version 3.2.8
NEw project ArcoLinuxB XFCE Bare
Qtile tutorials and projects
qtile memory widget
qtile net graph widget
qtile net widget
qtile Super + shift + X
Breaking Bad conky
maintenance of githubs
NEW IN .bin
We are using the Calamares 3.2.8 release.
You can read about it here.
We have used this release to work on our configs (including ALL ArcoLinuxB’s) as well.
Due to the fact that we have changed both the calamares version and the calamares configuration files, we have built and tested all iso’s. So this month we will have all iso’s available. You know this will not be the case every month. ArcoLinuxB needs to be built by you with your preferences of applications and not ours.
All 26 ArcoLinuxB iso’s have been built.
+ 1 new project
Project ArcoLinuxB Xfce Bare
A conversation between two people turns into a what if and turns into a project.
Let us make and ArcoLinuxB Xfce edition but let us strip the iso down even further than the minimal version.
ArcoLinuxB Xfce Bare was born.
More info can be found here :
We started creating qtile tutorials on
23 articles and counting.
We plan to make more tutorials in the future.
Qtile Memory Widget
At some point in time we noticed that the amount of memory usage was different in the Qtile widget than the conky, htop, gtop,…
We filed an issue on the qtile github and the changes have been implemented in the qtile core code already. We have to wait for an official release.
In the meantime we have our own arcomemory.py that works.
Once the update comes in, this file can be deleted.
Qtile Net widget
While making tutorials we went to the qtile documentation website and we created this new widget called Net.
We have been developing widgets for laptops to display the state of the battery.
We created 4 different options to display the condition of your battery. So just for laptop users.
In order to keep our config.py in a ‘clean’ state we have chosen for one design and we moved the code for the other three widgets to a folder called backup.
From left to right you see the following trials
- horizontal changing icons depending on state of battery – no text
- vertical changing icons depending on state of battery – personal icons
- vertical changing icons depending on state of battery – qtile icons
- fixed image + text
Option 1 will become our default look.
The first blue horizontal battery icon you see in the image.
Qtile Keyboard Shortcut Super + Shift + X
We have put a hashtag in front of this keyboard shortcut.
If you accidentally press this keyboard shortcut, qtile shuts down without asking for confirmation.
Too many tutorial video’s have been lost with this super speedy shutdown sequence.
Maintenance of repositories
Our 5 ArcoLinux repositories (see pacman.conf) need some cleaning up.
Git is an awesome tool. It keeps track of all the changes over time but with all these packages you easily have 2GB in your .git folder. There is no need for that.
We used the time to make a tutorial for ArcoLinux.iso website.
If you are planning to make your own iso, you will need to maintain your repo’s.
Qtile Net Graph Widget
While making tutorials we went to the qtile documentation website and we created this new widget called NetGraph.
Monthly Fun script – colorwheel
Lsb_release will change to the latest version e.g. 19.06.1 when you run the stay rolling script.
ArcoLinux System Config
Redundant file in this package was deleted. These settings are now default in the Arch Linux kernel.
Awesome configuration update
Lain has been updated in the Awesome config.
- 2 additions
- 15 deletions
To DO More ArcoLinuxB Qtile tutorials
We will create more Qtile tutorials.
how to stay rolling or what changed
HOw to stay rolling
Full package list
The full package list of the latest iso’s can always be found on github at this address :
More detailed information can be found in the
beta links in the arcolinux.info menu
and of course in the commits