Antergos

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Antergos
Antergos logo github.png
Antergos linux desktop with Gnome 3.8.2.png
Antergos using GNOME 3.8.2
DeveloperAlexandre Filgueira and team[1]
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateDiscontinued
Source modelOpen-source software
Initial release7 May 2012; 7 years ago (2012-05-07)
Latest release19.4[2] / 4 April 2019; 2 months ago (2019-04-04)
Package managerPacman
Platformsx86-64
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
Default user interfaceGNOME Shell, Cinnamon, Xfce, Command-line, Plasma 5, Openbox, MATE, deepin
LicenseMostly GNU GPL and various other free software licenses, with a few proprietary components such as Flash Player
Official websiteantergos.com

Antergos is a discontinued Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. It includes the GNOME desktop environment by default but it could also employ the Cinnamon, MATE, KDE Plasma 5, Deepin, and Xfce desktops.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] It was first released on July 2012 as Cinnarch[13] and by June 2013 it was ranked among the top 40 most popular distributions viewed at DistroWatch.[14] The Galician word Antergos (meaning: ancestors) was chosen "to link the past with the present".[15]

Development was ended on 21 May 2019, due to lack of time on the part of the volunteer developers.[16]

History and development[edit]

Initially the project began as Cinnarch[17][18] and the desktop environment used by this distribution was Cinnamon, a fork of GNOME Shell developed by the Linux Mint team. In April 2013 the team adopted GNOME for future releases, beginning with GNOME version 3.6, due to the difficulty of keeping Cinnamon (which did not make it a priority to stay compatible with the latest GTK libraries)[citation needed] in the repositories of a rolling release like Arch Linux. The distribution was accordingly renamed to Antergos and released under the new name in May 2013.[19][20][21]

Other changes in the default configuration of the system included: Nautilus replacing the Nemo file Manager, GDM replacing MDM (Mint Display Manager) as desktop manager and Empathy replacing Pidgin as the messaging client.

Starting with version 2014.05.26, Antergos partnered with the Numix project to bring Numix-Square icons and an exclusive Numix-Frost theme to the operating system.[22]

On 7 March 2015, an Antergos Minimal ISO was made available, providing only necessary components for the installer to function.[23]

On 21 May 2019 the developers announced the end of development for the project, citing lack of time to work on it. They explained, "Today, we are announcing the end of this project. As many of you probably noticed over the past several months, we no longer have enough free time to properly maintain Antergos. We came to this decision because we believe that continuing to neglect the project would be a huge disservice to the community. Taking this action now, while the project’s code still works, provides an opportunity for interested developers to take what they find useful and start their own projects."[16]

The developers indicated that existing users will cease getting Antergos updates, eventually the Antergos repositories will be removed via an update and users will be left essentially running Arch Linux. The forums and wiki will be maintained for a maximum of three further months.[16]

Installation[edit]

Antergos includes the Cnchi graphical installer, which boots into a GNOME desktop environment, but during installation gives the user the option to choose between GNOME 3, Cinnamon, Mate, KDE Plasma 5, Xfce, deepin and Openbox desktop environments.[21][24] A network connection is required to begin the installation and to automatically update the Cnchi installer prior to installation.

Package management[edit]

Antergos releases operated on a rolling release schedule and utilized the Arch Linux official repositories and the AUR, along with Antergos's own software repositories.[25] It was a Pacman-based distribution with a graphical installer.[26][27]

Antergos by default does not include an office suite. However, since the earliest Cinnarch release, it has included the "LibreOffice Installer for Arch Linux" which makes it easy to select and download the required LibreOffice components.[28]

Releases[edit]

The first ISO by the name of Cinnarch was launched on 7 May 2012, accompanied by a message in the Arch Linux forum notifying users of the release.[29] The first version under the Antergos name was released on 12 May 2013.[30][31]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". Antergos Linux. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  2. ^ "ISO Refresh: antergos 19.4 | Antergos Linux". Antergos Linux. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Antergos Linux 2013.05.12 review - LinuxBSDos.com". linuxbsdos.com. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Antergos Cinnamon, GNOME 3 and Razor-qt review - LinuxBSDos.com". linuxbsdos.com. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  5. ^ Unknown (15 September 2013). "Linuxed - Exploring Linux distros: Antergos 2013.08.20 GNOME Review: Most efficient GNOME 3.8 Distro I have used". mylinuxexplore.blogspot.com. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Antergos 2014.05.26 review - Cinnamon, GNOME 3 and KDE desktops - LinuxBSDos.com". linuxbsdos.com. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  7. ^ "DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD". distrowatch.com. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  8. ^ "DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD". distrowatch.com. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Antergos: User-Friendly Desktop, Fueled by the Power of Arch". Linux.com - The source for Linux information. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  10. ^ Antergos 17.9 Gnome - Ghost riders in the Tux, Dedoimedo
  11. ^ "DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD". distrowatch.com. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  12. ^ Antergos 18.3 Gnome - Regression celebration, Dedoimedo
  13. ^ "DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD". distrowatch.com. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Antergos". DistroWatch. 21 June 2013. Archived from the original on 6 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Antergos 2013.05.12 – We're back". Antergos News. May 2013. Archived from the original on 9 July 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  16. ^ a b c Dustin (21 May 2019). "Antergos Linux Project Ends". Antergos Linux. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  17. ^ Noyes, Katherine (26 November 2012). "With 'Cinnarch,' Arch Linux gets a sprinkle of Cinnamon". PC World. IDG. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  18. ^ von Eitzen, Chris (23 November 2012). "Cinnarch: Arch Linux with Mint's Cinnamon desktop". The H - Open. Heinz Heise. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  19. ^ faidoc (11 April 2013). "Cinnarch GNOME 2013.04.11 – Last release under the Cinnarch name". Antergos Linux. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  20. ^ Noyes, Katherine (23 May 2013). "Another Day, Another Distro: Antergos Linux Is Born". LinuxInsider. ECT News Network, Inc. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  21. ^ a b Noyes, Katherine (14 May 2013). "So Long, Cinnamon: Cinnarch Linux is reborn as Antergos". PC World. IDG. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  22. ^ faidoc (26 May 2014). "Antergos 2014.05.26 available". Antergos blog. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  23. ^ Falgout, Dustin (7 March 2015). "Antergos Minimal ISO: For Those Who Don't Need a Full Live Environment and Want a Faster Download". Antergos blog. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  24. ^ "Antergos Linux 2013.05.12 review". LinuxBSDos.com. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  25. ^ "About". Antergos. May 2013.
  26. ^ "Try it | Antergos Linux". Antergos Linux. Antergos. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  27. ^ "PacmanXG4".
  28. ^ "PCWorld.com".
  29. ^ "Cinnarch - Your favorite distro with Cinnamon desktop". Announcement of the first Cinnarch release.
  30. ^ "Official announcement of the first Antergos release".
  31. ^ "All Cinnarch/Antergos release news on DistroWatch.com".

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