ArchLabs

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ArchLabs Linux
Default desktop.png
Screenshot of ArchLabs 2018.02 with Openbox
Developer Nate & Matt[1]
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest release Rolling release  2018.07 [2] / July 29, 2018; 55 days ago (2018-07-29)
Marketing target General purpose
Available in English
Update method Pacman
Package manager Pacman
Platforms x86-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Userland GNU
Default user interface Openbox
License GNU General Public License
Official website www.archlabslinux.com

ArchLabs Linux is a simple lightweight rolling release Linux distribution based on a minimal Arch Linux operating system with the Openbox window manager.[3]

The Openbox ArchLabs Linux Distro inspired by BunsenLabs and powered by Arch Linux.[4]

Inspired by Bunsenlabs, original ArchLabs members Matthew Dobson and Brett Stevens began to put together the foundations of ArchLabs in early January 2017 as an Arch Linux based alternative to the Debian based BunsenLabs. The first release was on 24th January 2017.

The release versions 3.0 through to 5.0 were criticised for being bloated from far too many applications and themes as well as suffering from a large ISO size. This led to a refocus of the team on minimalism and producing a lightweight ISO. Mínimo[4]was the first of this minimal release with a change from the traditionally Openbox panel, Tint2 to Polybar. Also introduced in this release was the Al-Hello script which was a nod to their "brother" distribution BunsenLabs.

AL-Hello is a post install script to aid the user in setting up their desktop with many popular applications and utilities. This aided in minimising the ISO for download.

2018.02 release brings a new and improved AL-Hello welcome script and many additions and refining to ArchLabs.

Release history[edit]

The current release of ArchLabs Linux is "2018.07" , which was released on 29 July 2018.[2]

Color Legend
Red Old version
Green Latest version
Blue Future version
Version Codename Release date Kernel
idea[5][6] Start 1 January 2017 ?
Alpha[5][6] 24 February 2017 ?
1.0[5][6] 3 March 2017 ?
3.0[1][5][6] 6 March 2017 ?
3.4[7] 7 April 2017 ?
4.0[8] 29 April 2017 ?
4.1[5] Yoda 4 June 2017 ?
5.0[6] R2-D2 7 July 2017 4.11.9[3]
2017.09[9][10] Mínimo[4] 17 September 2017 4.12.13[3]
2017.10[11] 2017.10 24 October 2017 4.13.19
2017.10[11] LTS 24 October 2017 4.9.56[3]
2017.12[12] 2017.12 23 December 2017 4.13.3
2018.02[13] 2018.02 26 February 2018 4.15.5
2018.03[14] 2018.03 4 March 2018 4.15.6
2018.05[15] 2018.05 11 May 2018 4.16.8
2018.07[2] 2018.07 29 July 2018 4.17.10

External links[edit]

Reviews:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brett & Matt (6 March 2017). "Release of ArchLabs +3". www.ArchLabs.wordpress.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.  Archived (in English)
  2. ^ a b c https://archlabslinux.com/2018/07/29/archlabs-linux-2018-07/
  3. ^ a b c d DistroWatch. "ArchLabs Linux". www.distrowatch.com. Retrieved 5 November 2017.  Archived (in English)
  4. ^ a b c ArchLabs Linux Mínimo
  5. ^ a b c d e Erik, Matt, Brett and Hari (4 June 2017). "The release of Yoda or ArchLabs 4.1". www.ArchLabs.wordpress.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.  Archived (in English)
  6. ^ a b c d e The Development Team (7 July 2017). "The release of R2-D2 or ArchLabs 5.0". www.ArchLabs.wordpress.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.  Archived (in English)
  7. ^ The Development Team (7 April 2017). "The release of ArchLabs 3.4". www.ArchLabs.wordpress.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.  Archived (in English)
  8. ^ The Development Team (29 April 2017). "The release of ArchLabs 4.0". www.ArchLabs.wordpress.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.  Archived (in English)
  9. ^ https://archlabslinux.com/2017/09/17/archlabs-are-proud-to-present/
  10. ^ DistroWatch (17 September 2017). "Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2017.09". www.distrowatch.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.  Arhived (in English)
  11. ^ a b Matt, Nate, Brett, Rajat and Hari (24 October 2017). "ArchLabs 2017.10 Release". «www.ArchLabsLinux.com». Archived from the original on 5 November 2017. (in English)
  12. ^ https://archlabslinux.com/2017/12/23/rounding-out-2017-with-a-final-release/
  13. ^ https://archlabslinux.com/2018/02/26/archlabs-first-release-for-2018/
  14. ^ https://archlabslinux.com/2018/03/03/2018-03-release-now-with-hotfixes/
  15. ^ https://archlabslinux.com/2018/05/11/the-release-of-archlabs-2018-05/