Posts tagged ‘ArchBang’

[announcement] Expanding the ArchBang Team

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!:)

Regards

sHy

[testing] ArchBang 2.00-RC1

Care to test the latest and the finest and the smoothest release yet? 😉

ArchBang now has an installer! That’s right! Besides copy2ram, we are introducing an installer with which you can install it on your hard disks! Did we n00bify it? Are we trying to re-invent the wheel? Are we making Arch “easier for the masses” like most graphical distributions? Heck no! We are keeping Arch as it is! K.I.S.S all the way! That old and familiar ncurses based installer,we can’t live without it! ❤

We need your help in testing this release! Do test it and give us your feedback. Please understand that we are short on staff, just two developers, so any voluntary testing and feedback will help us progress further.  🙂

Download: 32 Bit md5sum: d00be4c07ae844adbe26b8701a856d7e

Mirrors: 32Bit 32Bit 32Bit Torrent: 32Bit

Download: 64 Bit md5sum: be1e261b94a3e3b28e0a285708b7a423

Mirrors: 64Bit 64Bit Torrent: 64Bit

Boot

Desktop

AB-Install

Welcome

Menu

Partition

Installation

Configuration

Create User

Arch config

Mkinitcpio in action

Grub

Fixes:

NVIDIA Users:

After install, if you can’t login to X,then re-install nvidia in following way:

pacman -Syy && pacman -Sd nvidia nvidia-utils --noconfirm

If you would just like to get to the desktop and you are ok with using the “nv” driver then:

X -configure && mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf && sed -i -e "s/nvidia/nv/" /etc/X11/xorg.conf

[release] ArchBang 1.05

click to enlarge image

Download: 64Bit [484Mb]

Md5sum:

0fa6982525a2f3c32c9ebca8ef37138b
Download: 32Bit [487Mb]
Md5sum:

dbc0c3252d54efee79a048d97bffded6



We have been working on this for weeks now! Both I and Will were busy irl with various issues,from acads to social events. So we apologize for the delay.

What changes:

Please note that we would like to say a BIG BIG THANK YOU to everyone for their wonderful suggestions and feedbacks which is reflected in this release. While we try to consider everyone’s suggestions, sometimes they conflict with each other’s opinion! [like chromium and firefox 😛 ] Anyway, here are a few changes off the top of my head:

– Copy2RAM, persistence added 😉

– Chromium replaced by Firefox

Reasons: a) Namoroka rulez! b)arch-firefox-search c) No ootb issues with xcompmgr

– xorg-video-drivers added to cover a wide range of video cards! Nvidia users, do not worry, we won’t force you to use the “nv” driver, we have also added nvidia driver which will ask for your confirmation at the boot time.

– xfce4-power-manager and vattery applet added.

– wicd, netcfg and wvdial added by request!

– weechat replaces irssi

– rtorrent and searchmonkey back!

– xpdf & abiword added

What stays:

– thunar, even though there have been countless suggestions for pcmanfm, we found it pretty useless and annoying. Don’t even get me started!

– packer, no bauerbill, sorry Xyne! Someday when I personally try out bauerbill,maybe I’ll consider it.

Hopefully, this release will be super-awesome as our main objective was to bring out a release with a finishing touch to ArchBang 1.xx series, incorporating all the good suggestions and feedbacks we received and trying to address all the past issues. We have started working on an installer and it works in vbox!  No real testing made yet! Since this involves your hard disks and partitions and important data , we don’t wanna rush and fry up your hard disks and ours in the process! Lol! 😛

Hope you will be enjoying this release.

Fixes:

Please run this before upgrading your system, will be fixed in future:

sed -e 'N;$!P;$!D;$d' /etc/pacman.conf > temp ; sed -e 'N;$!P;$!D;$d' temp > temp ; sudo mv temp /etc/pacman.conf

Or just comment out custom repo from  /etc/pacman.conf

Regards

sHy [aka PDG]

[release] ArchBang 1.04

ArchBang LIVE CD v1.04
md5sum: c80adb60e0254cc097309f75481cf5b7
ArchBang LIVE CD v1.04 64 bit
md5sum: 09a2eaf8b09f0cbda30395beda547587

ArchBang 1.04 is out in the wild both 32bit & 64bit versions!
Please check your ISO’s md5sum
Changes:
-We went “lite mode” by stripping off packages so the iso just 445MB [x86] and 464MB [x64].

-Floppy disabled in modules

-USB delay changed from 5 to 8
-Chromium instead of Firefox
-New look
-Added Centerim & irssi & catfish
-leafpad instead of gedit

ENJOYYYYYYYYY and give us your feedback!

For the next releases:
-An installer
-Your comments will help us see what else could be improved

And there’s now a wiki entry.

[release] ArchBang-1.03



ArchBang LIVE CD  = Arch Linux w/ OpenBox (inspired from #!) so ArchBang!!!

Project started by: Willxtreme

Project Thread:  http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=89627&p=1

My contribution: Building the x86_64 version.

Currently we are planning on 1.04 release where we want to present an installer. So, for now it’s just a Live CD which you can use in USB Key as well. Please read the thread to know how to do that!

Download 32bit and/or 64bit .