Hey Guys,

First of all a huge thank you from me [sHyLoCk] and Will [willxtreme] for your support,suggestions, feedbacks regarding ArchBang. We now have a little problem. Although it is not going to disrupt the project in anyway,in-fact it will do the project good!

While Will is busy with his studies and also got a job, I may have to leave soon as well and start my uni! We are both going to get very busy from the coming months! Despite the time problem we are going to stay attached to the project and try to work on it and make it better for everyone. Arch Linux as you know is a rolling release distro and ArchBang is nothing but openbox on top of it.While this may not sound like a “big deal” to most but here’s why we do it:

  • Arch Linux ISO releases are slow and has no static timeline. They try to release twice a year but that’s not a thumb rule. So using an old ISO [incase of a fresh or new install ] means older packages. You can always do a “bulk upgrade” using pacman -Syu, however the download size will be huge and also might be troublesome for many! Not everyone cares to read the announcements before updating and hence might get confused. [E.g.-> klibc-> busybox update]
  • Larger upgrades = More chance of breakage!
  • Provides a Live Desktop Environment to Arch Linux.
  • Installable since 2.00.Although only RC1 is out now. The installer is the simple Arch Linux installer.
  • Very fast and light being based on Arch and openbox, can be even copied to RAM and used.

We have received a huge response from not only the Arch Community but Crunchbang,Ubuntu and even LQ forum! We want this project to grow. That’s why we need your help! If you would like to participate in the following please let us know:

  • Developing
  • Documenting

So far we have 6 members in our team. 2 of whom help us with hosting.While Mr.Green and akurei have offered help we need more developers! The reason again being the darn time factor as akurei also will be busy in a few months. If you would like to help out in our project please leave a comment here along with your email address in this format [name at email dot com] to avoid spammers! If you know my email address or you are a member of ArchLinux forum then you can mail me, remember mail me [sHyloCk] and not Will [willxtreme]! He is very busy and offline for a while and won’t be able to reply you!

You should have knowledge about Arch Linux. Developing is not a challenging thing as it sounds, as long as you know a little bash and unix. As a developer you will decide what goes where and how to do things better! As a documentation writer your task would be to write README and CHANGELOG files for each releases and also to announce in various places.

It would be awesome to have a website of our own like ArchServer does the Arch Linux style,but no clue how to do that! Anyone?

Take Care and Have Fun!:)