Posts tagged ‘ArchBang’

ArchBang shifts to LXDE and other Changes

A bunch of changes have taken place in the last few days.

ArchBang is now Arch Linux + LXDE. We feel that LXDE is more appropriate and provides a wholesome lightweight desktop environment with much more functionalities than plain openbox.

Recently Gitorious failed on me and I had to move all the codes to Github. So our new ArchBang Git repo is now in:

Now this blog can be accessed using:


2010.06- apeiro -Testing



Mirrors/torrents are welcome!
Currently the website is having issues so couldn’t update there.

Enjoy this release!

[news] ArchBang 2.01 Alpha1

ArchBang 2.00 has been scrapped. We found a few annoying bugs like Grub takes 30minutes to install and a lot of internal config errors. Clearly the testing is not being carried out seriously. Most of the work I still am doing myself sadly, but hopefully others will contribute more. We need testers who can report bugs in

You can find the ArchBang 2.01 Alpha1 here.

Major changes: Grub2 replaces grub-legacy and firefox instead of chromium. Also slim is added.

Test and report. 😉



[release] ArchBang 2.00 RC2

ArchBang 2.00 RC1 => RC2 has undergone massive changes. Not only in looks but also what’s under the hood. Hopefully you will enjoy this release more than ever. 😉

Download info:

List of Changes:

Release Notes:


ArchBang 2.00 RC2


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We are on twitter!

Follow us on ArchBang twitter page:

Also join our forum to chat or if you need any support:

Just noticed today that ArchBang was recently submitted to Distrowatch by someone. They have a minimum waiting period of 3months before a distro is considered for addition to their main list. Hence, I guess we’ll have to wait. 🙂



[notice] ArchBang website is now online!

Wow! Can you believe it? ArchBang website? Really? Thanks to Will and Mike it was possible so fast! A Big thanks to loki for the artwork!

Just 2 months back what had started out as a forum thread in Arch Linux Forum, now we have:

Website: [A simple KISS design]



IRC: Server: Channel: #archbang

We are slowly but steadily progressing! Even though we are understaffed, the developers who volunteered to contribute towards this project are enthusiastically driving it forward. Some great improvements and new changes have occurred in the development as well as management side! I’m excited about the future releases of ArchBang!

Thanks to the users and supporters as well, we love you. And to the people “who don’t get the point”, we love you too. 🙂



[notice] ArchBang moves to a new /home

Ok guys if anyone is interested in maintaining the git tree let me know.

Due to requests, I decided maybe it’s time to have a roof of our own? Give the Arch Mods some rest. So went ahead created a forum:

Post all your future ArchBang Related queries/bugs/feedbacks/suggestions/whatever there.

So far a few members have volunteered to sail the ArchBang ship forward! Thanks to them! Here’s hoping to a great future for ArchBang!;)