Deepin sardi and surfn proof

All Sardi and Surfn icons got an update so that they look consistent in deepin.

New icon has been created for dde-file-manager. Now we can tell the difference between dde-file-manager and thunar.

Deepin re-examined

After an issue, reported on the forum, regarding icons and themes that did not change, we investigated the matter. Keep reporting issues on the forum. We can track issues that way.

We discovered Deepin reacts completely different, if you install qt5ct.

IF you install qt5ct, you can only change the icons and themes with qt5ct and NO LONGER with the deepin-control-center. (transparent bar at the right). We prefer that we can set our icons via the deepin-control-center so we do NOT include qt5ct on the iso anymore.

We gave Deepin its own configuration package : arcolinux-config-deepin-git.

Now we can change and tweak deepin any way we want without interfering with the other desktops.

We have already added tons of keyboard shortcuts that we use all the time on all our other desktops.

We have already chosen a deepinterminal theme that is very similar to our own. There are many more to choose from and the terminal can be made transparent.

Compton config

We started out with a compton.conf that was the same for all 5 desktops

  • awesome
  • bspwm
  • i3
  • openbox
  • xmonad

Soon we realized that we had to make adjustments to the compton.conf depending on the desktop but also depending how they react on Virtualbox.

We will probably make more adjustments until we find the “sweet spot”. Users are encouraged to do just the same. Experiment with the settings until they are suited for your HARDWARE.
See tutorials about compton. 


New calamares version

New version for calamares 3.2.3 – more info


transmission is out and qbittorrent is in


Updated AUR packages

  • conky-lua-archers
  • i3-gaps-next
  • inxi
  • oomox
  • pamac-aur
  • perl-linux-desktopfiles
  • vivaldi
  • vivaldi-codecs-ffmpeg-extra-bin
  • yay-bin
  • zafiro

Rebuild of Calamares (qt version to 5.12) + added package qt5-xmlpatterns