It is our vision to give you the means to install ANY desktop environment :
- ArcoLinux – Xfce, Openbox and i3
- ArcoLinuxD – with scripts and the ArcoLinuxD iso
- ArcoLinuxB – build your personal iso or download what we build
June and July 2018 were all about ArcoLinuxB. Weeks went into the development of the scripts and building and perfecting the iso’s.
The update of Archiso forced us to upgrade as well and it was an opportunity to look again at the build scripts for all 12 iso’s:
- arcolinuxb awesome
- arcolinuxb bspwm
- arcolinuxb budgie
- arcolinuxb cinnamon
- arcolinuxb gnome
- arcolinuxb i3
- arcolinuxb mate
- arcolinuxb openbox
- arcolinuxb plasma
- arcolinuxb xfce
Xfce is used as the delivery system to install the desktops. It is more efficient to manage that way.
Several weeks went into the development of all these ArcoLinuxB iso’s. They all needed a specific packages.x86_64 file, a unique installer and a unique configuration and new packages for example to logout.
We have also opted for the new calamares installer 3.2.
All the ArcoLinuxB iso’s have been rebuild and can be downloaded from sourceforge.
See download page.
Added applications to iso
- New logo from Phanner98 has been included in the logo’s of the conkies
- Font display has been improved and resized to 11
- Added vmware configuration file to include 1920×1080 resolution
- 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
- Old alias update is now “sudo pacman -Syyu”
We moved these “fun” applications to this “fun” script – see this article.
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.
Installation time goes down from 30 minutes to 30 seconds for discord.
Added following applications
- discord and dependencies
Use pamac to quickly see what we will add to this repo in the future.
We created a new package arcolinux-bin-git to include a new script every month. The idea is to include a FUN factor.
Your .bin folder now also includes 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
IT IS OUR INTENTION TO PROVIDE EVERY MONTH A NEW SCRIPT.
Only then can we make an attempt of making an ArcoLinuxB iso.
You can find these efforts on this github : https://github.com/arcolinuxb
B stands for Build or Build Your Own Iso.
- copy/paste hidden content from /etc/skel to your home directory
- keep updating with pksyua
And sometimes we create a new package.
Install it with sudo pacman -S arcolinux-new-package-name
Always check whether it will be installed in /etc/skel or not.