Our latest release of the combined offline and online installer is available over here.
The offline option installs a fully themed Xfce and the online option provides you with the choice of eight Desktop Environments Xfce, Mate, LXQt, Cinnamon, Plasma, Gnome, Budgie, Deepin and Window Manager i3-WM.
We already checked the box for the necessary base install in the online installer menu, all you have to do is check the box of your desired DE.
Please read here before installation:
The ISO contains:
Linux kernel 5.8.10-arch1-1 Mesa 20.1.8-1 Firefox 80.0.1-1 Calamares 3.2.26-7 The new features and fixes on this release are:
The Welcome app
The Welcome app has received major updates:
Received Chinese translations (A big shoutout to Felixonmars for this) New button to change display resolutions – This function is only available in the Live environment, especially for virtual machine installs. The button Update mirrors now ships with a check if reflector-simple is installed. Two link buttons that each brings the user to the Arch repo page or the AUR page to browse for packages. An Archlinux ARM button link. Buttons that adds our DE specific wallpaper by default, so no more pop-up that asks for permission anymore. A new button to select one of our wallpapers. (This function will receive an update to select community made wallpapers in the near future) Various bugfixes Installation
The installation process received some major updates:
The new archiso is implemented Keychain server bug is fixed Nvidia-installer has been updated to the latest Nvidia updates and changes. It also received some small bugfixes. Gnome software will not be installed by default on Gnome and Budgie, it brought too much confusion with new users thinking it was our software centre. Discover will not be installed by default on Plasma for the same reason as above. eos-update-notifier doesn’t show Arch news by default anymore, it was causing a lot of confusion with new users who received outdated manual interventions. It also received a bugfix in showing AUR updates. eos-update-notifier has a redesigned scheduler which now can be set to hourly, daily, weekly and monthly with a GUI. Bugfix for people who enabled auto login not able to get into the DE. Deepin autologin is also fixed Calamares has some new slides i3-WM
The panel now has clickable areas for browser, terminal and file manager to make it more newbie-friendly. Keybindings hint button now uses xed. Block button for an email client has been added, ready for the user to configure it to the email client of their choice. This release is shipping with new wallpapers, existing users can get them with the wallpaper buttons on the Welcome app.