ArcoLinux 6.7.1
Kirk
ArcoLinux iso
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
NEOFETCH
Neofetch provides us with an Ascii logo now. You can at any time switch back to the previous config. The files are in ~/.config/neofetch. Shown in the video.

The following applications are part of this project of theming our terminals.

  • 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.
  • arcolinux-neofetch-ascii has been added to have an ascii look instead of the logo in termite and urxvt.

Rofi themes
Arcolinux-rofi-themes 4 Arc themes have been created – more will follow to cover all Arc colors from the Arc themes.

Faces for xfce
We added a package so you can choose more colored logo’s in mugshot xfce.

APPLICATIONS
Added applications

  • discord – application to chat with users and ArcoLinux team
  • dconf-editor

Deleted applications

  • hexchat
  • qt4
  • broadcom-wl – better support for macbookpro as a result
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. There is no longer need to wait till we put an iso online on sourceforge. Just build it NOW.

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

You can find this information on ArcoLinux.com under Phase 4  BYOI and on ArcolinuxD.com under Phase 4 – BYOI.

Development of Deepin 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.

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.

XFCE4
  • 2 workspaces instead of 4
  • improve qt5 settings for font noto sans
Openbox
  • nothing changed
I3wm
  • nothing changed