Following the ArcoLinux iso changes in permission on folders for the live dvd.
Arcolinuxb Gnome and budgie
Both of them had azerty as standard keyboard even if you selected qwerty in the installer.
We found the setting in the dconf and corrected it.
ArcoLinuxB is build on ArcoLinux. Since there were quite a few changes we had to change the packages list to include two new packages. All other changes of ArcoLinux apply here too.
Furthermore all the arcolinuxb-calamares applications needed to be updated and test for the 2 new packages. ArcoLinux-system-installation needs to be uninstalled after installation of ArcoLinux.
The following desktops get a revised packages list for installation (calamares improvement, video drivers, touchscreen etc – same as other desktops, which have already a minimal version)
This will be the basis to create the next step a minimal version.
Arcolinuxb gnome and budgie
We finally found the hidden setting for these two desktops to have Azerty after setting Qwerty in Calamares. It was in the dconf file as we had thought. We found the setting.
UPDATE Arch Linux updates:
We follow the numbering of ArcoLinux. Any ArcoLinuxB, you build yourself, will be build upon this version of ArcoLinux and all its packages. More info on the ArcoLinux Beta page.
We created ArcoLinuxB Mate Minimal and also ArcoLinuxB Awesome Minimal.
7 minimal versions in total
- added .bashrc-latest to arcolinux-config-plasma-git (new aliases in this file)
- termite does not support geometry – used in system overview
Calamares – geoip
Calamares, our graphical installer, will show again in what country you are located on the world map, if you are connected to the internet.
Calamares reverted back to initial setting after trying settings to help out people behind a proxy.
Only people, who want to keep rolling (so no clean install), need to do this and only if you want to have your submicron wallpapers back. If you want to build iso’s it is also mandatory to do this.
Since more and more people are building their own iso on the basis of the packages on github, we would like to be able to add even more mirror sites/urls to your system in the future.
We have created a new package called arcolinux-mirrorlist-git just for that reason.
Read the rest in the ArcoLinux article.
All ArcoLinuxB githubs have the package arcolinux-mirrorlist-git added to the packages list.
ArcoLinuxB Minimal project has driven us forward to inspect the content of our iso.
The what-if was :
What can we throw overboard and still have a functional system.
We wanted just a few applications per category. One browser for example.
Remember our choice is not important. In the BYOI project you edit a file and build an iso.
Needless to say that we encountered lots of issues and challenges.
We created these 5 new iso’s
- ArcoLinuxB Xfce Minimal
- ArcoLinuxB Openbox Minimal
- ArcoLinuxB i3 Minimal
- ArcoLinuxB Bspwm Minimal
- ArcoLinuxB Plasma Minimal
As a result we took also a look at the current iso’s as well. These have been update with what we learned from this minimal project
- ArcoLinuxB Xfce
- ArcoLinuxB Openbox
- ArcoLInuxB i3
- ArcoLinuxB Bspwm
- ArcoLinuxB Plasma
But that resulted in applying the knowledge back into an update for
As a result we have now 12 new/updated iso’s to test and follow-up.
The desktop environments that have no minimal desktop variant still have the packages file from 18.9.
On the page about the beta version of ArcoLinux we go into the details.
- ArcoLinux, ArcoLinuxD and ArcoLinuxB building script will move the iso to your home directory in either
- icon browser application is hidden in Xfce aka yad-icon-browser
- volume icon application is hidden in Xfce (for Openbox and i3)
- icon of electron is hidden in Xfce
Testing on ArcoLinuxB Xfce
ArcoLinuxB Xfce Minimal
ArcoLinuxB Openbox Minimal
Since ArcoLinuxB is based on ArcoLinux iso – all the improvements are also in the ArcoLinuxB versions. (more info in the ArcoLinux Beta article)
ArcoLinuxB scripts were rewritten to give more information and to be as efficient as possible.
Primary objective was to automate the building of the 11 iso’s without human interaction.
There is no need anymore to say three times yes during the installation in script 30. This halted the build on every single iso.
We can now make 11 iso’s in 2 hours time in one go.
- yay-bin has been chosen as aur helper (more info in the ArcoLinux Beta article)
- ArcoLinuxB Cinnamon needed an extra package for mintlocale to work : iso-flag-png
- yaourt is on borrowed time and will fade out. Yay will be the future helper together with trizen.
New calamares installer
- ktorrent added in ArcoLinuxB Plasma
arcolinux-config-plasma for the new calamares installer
- transmission gone from ArcoLinuxB Plasma
made new images for all the ArcoLinuxB Calamares configurations – improving calamares with lesser applications in packages.both if possible
New calamares greeter for all ArcoLinuxB editions
6.8.4 ArcoLinuxB Plasma
made sure arcolinux-calamares configuration is gone after installation
gkpg will not pop-up on the livecd anymore
We are using the latest version of Calamares 3.2.0.
All ArcoLinux gtk themes are OFF LIMITS. They will not work.
New calamares configurations for ArcolinuxB-Plasma
We use ArcoLinux iso to make our ArcoLinuxB iso. To give the ArcoLinuxB iso’s a personal touch we give them a separate calamares configuration.
Xfce is used as the delivery system to install the desktops.
It is only after installation that you will be able to see the chosen desktop.
Reasons are obvious : maintainability and continuity.
For the project ArcoLinuxB we created several new packages so that we do not interfere with the configuration of ArcoLinux.
and all calamares packages that come with it to give it a personal touch.