20.4.1-8

ArcoLinuxD – changes in the package list

We have added the following packages by default to the iso

  • xdg-user-dirs – users have folders like documents, download and video at startup
  • bibata-cursor-theme is standard on the iso – so no longer in Calamares as a choice
  • urxvt-perls
  • urxvt-resize-font-git

We have removed the following packages from the ArcoLinuxD iso:

  • firefox – ArcoLinuxB Welcome App buttons will not work
  • meld
  • breeze – and all its dependencies
  • breeze-icons
  • sublime-text-dev
  • the_platinum_searcher-bin
  • python-qt

Resulting in a very bare iso if you do not install any packages from Calamares installer.

ArcoLinuxD is now the most minimal iso you can have

Completely new Calamares installer for ArcoLinuxD

Choose your applications in an orderly fashion.

Every screen will organize the packages logically.

  • hardware related
  • services related
  • display managers
  • choose your desktop
  • communication software
  • development software
  • office software
  • multimedia software
  • internet software
  • theming software
  • games software
  • utilities software
  • multiple categories
  • software for ArcoLinux developers and betatesters

20.3.3

Packages

We have added the following packages by default to the iso

  • feh (often sets wallpapers in twms)
  • bibata-cursor-theme is standard on the iso – so no longer in Calamares as a choice

We have added the following packages in the Calamares list as a choice

  • arcolinux-wallpapers-git has been added to the display managers to have a nice wallpaper and/or display manager background.
  • dmenu for all twms
  • more fonts to choose from – some of them are used by the conkies
    • ttf-roboto
    • ttf-hack
    • ttf-font-awesome
    • ttf-fira-code
    • ttf-droid
    • awesome-terminal-fonts

Pamac-aur

You are now able to install pamac-aur during the Calamares installation.

Install calligra during the calamares installation

You are now able to install calligra during the Calamares installation.

20.3.2

Packages

We have added the following packages

  • polkit-gnome (for ArcoLinux Tweak Tool)

Calamares and more choices

Calamares 3.2.18 is used on the isos and also kpmcore 4.1. The February release used kpmcore-git. If the version of March gives you trouble you can always fall back on the version of February. All tests were positive.

20.3.1

Calamares – choose your kernel

Calamares 3.2.18 is used on the isos and also kpmcore 4.1. The February release used kpmcore-git. If the version of March gives you trouble you can always fall back on the version of February. All tests were positive.

20.2.3

Calamares – select your packages

On ArcoLinuxD you will get the largest selection possible as no application is installed on this minimal iso.

All the applications you love and use on the ArcoLinux iso can be selected here and more.

Even less packages and left-overs from live session

We created a separate package for the live session in ArcoLinuxD and all the ArcoLinuxBs.

You will have a cleaner installation after reboot.

Users that will install SDDM lateron will not not have to enable sddm service with force. The link to lightdm is not present anymore after installation.

When all the settings from our live setup (Xfce4) are gone, we can enjoy the Xfce look as if was after a clean install of Arch Linux.

ArcoLinuxD follows development ArcoLinux

ArcoLinuxD follows numbering and calamares development of ArcoLinux

20.1.2-4

ArcoLinuxD follows development ArcoLinux

ArcoLinuxD follows numbering and calamares development of ArcoLinux

20.1.1

Calamares 3.2.17.1 and choose what to install

We have eliminated the nvidia module from calamares and went completely for the netinstall module to install

  • linux lts kernel
  • nvidia with linux kernel
  • nvidia with linux-lts kernel
  • nvidia 390xx with linux kernel
  • nvidia 390xx with linux-lts kernel
  • libreoffice still
  • libreoffice fresh
  • WPS Office

No internet – No packages installed