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ArchLabs Linux
Default desktop.png
Screenshot of ArchLabs 2018.02 with Openbox
DeveloperNathaniel Maia & Matthew Dobson[1]
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Latest releaseRolling release  2019.10.29  / 29 October 2019; 2 months ago (2019-10-29)
Marketing targetGeneral purpose
Available inEnglish
Update methodPacman
Package managerPacman
Platformsx86-64
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
UserlandGNU
Influenced byBunsenLabs
Default user interfaceNA
LicenseGNU General Public License
Official websitewww.archlabslinux.com

ArchLabs Linux is a lightweight rolling release Linux distribution based on a minimal Arch Linux operating system with the Openbox window manager.[2] ArchLabs is inspired by BunsenLabs.[3][4]

Features[edit]

The ArchLabs distribution contains "AL-Installer" as its installation script,[5] as well as baph, an AUR helper.[6]

History[edit]

Initial releases used the Calamares installer. Early versions of ArchLabs started to become bloated with many unnecessary applications and programs.[citation needed] This sparked a change in direction. A slim down of the ISO size from over 2Gb in size down to approximately 580mb made download times a lot quicker.

Mínimo was the first of this minimal release with a change from the traditional Openbox panel, Tint2 to Polybar. Also introduced in this release was the original welcome script, named "AL-Hello" which was a nod to the "brother" distribution BunsenLabs.[7][8] Mínimo was also the final release to have a release name, following releases followed a numbering pattern of YYYY.MM.

2018.02 release brought a new and improved AL-Hello welcome script and many additions and refining to the ArchLabs experience.[9]

2018.07 saw more improvements to the newly written AL-Installer.[10]

With the release of 2018.12 came the removal of the live environment and the post install script "AL-Hello". Options for choosing desktops and window managers as well as a selection of apps have been added to AL-Installer (ALI).[5] Also introduced in this 2018.12 release was the in house AUR (Arch User Repository) Helper, baph (Basic AUR Package Helper).[6]

2019.10.29 was ArchLabs 3rd release for 2019 (After 2019.1.20 & 2019.10.28). Many changes were made including additional desktop environments and window managers added to the installer. Most notably, awesomewm and jwm.

Release history[edit]

The current release of ArchLabs Linux is "2019.10.29" , which was released on 29 October 2019.[11]

Color Legend
Red Old version
Green Latest version
Blue Future version
Version Codename Release date Kernel
idea[12][13] Start 1 January 2017 N/A
Alpha[12][13] 24 February 2017 N/A
1.0[12][13] 3 March 2017 N/A
3.0[1][12][13] 6 March 2017 N/A
3.4[14] 7 April 2017 N/A
4.0[15] 29 April 2017 N/A
4.1[12] Yoda 4 June 2017 N/A
5.0[13] R2-D2 7 July 2017 4.11.9[2]
2017.09[16][17] Mínimo[3] 17 September 2017 4.12.13[2]
2017.10[18] 2017.10 24 October 2017 4.13.19
2017.10[18] LTS 24 October 2017 4.9.56[2]
2017.12[19] 2017.12 23 December 2017 4.13.3
2018.02[9] 2018.02 26 February 2018 4.15.5
2018.03[20] 2018.03 4 March 2018 4.15.6
2018.05[21] 2018.05 11 May 2018 4.16.8
2018.07[22] 2018.07 29 July 2018 4.17.10
2018.12[5] 2018.12 18 December 2018 4.19.9
2019.01[11] 2019.01 20 January 2019 4.20.3
2019.10.28[11] 2019.10.28 28 October 2019 5.3.7
2019.10.29[11] 2019.10.29 29 October 2019 5.3.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brett & Matt (6 March 2017). "Release of ArchLabs +3". www.ArchLabs.wordpress.com. Archived from the original on 1 October 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d DistroWatch. "ArchLabs Linux". www.distrowatch.com. Archived from the original on 5 November 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) (in English)
  3. ^ a b "ArchLabs Linux". SourceForge.
  4. ^ "ArchLabs Review: A Quick Look At The Rising Arch Based Linux Distribution - It's FOSS". itsfoss.com. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Distribution Release: ArchLabs Linux 2018.12.17 (DistroWatch.com News)". distrowatch.com. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  6. ^ a b "baph". bitbucket.org. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  7. ^ "DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD". distrowatch.com. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  8. ^ "ArchLabs Makes Up for Parabola's Curve Balls | Reviews | LinuxInsider". www.linuxinsider.com. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  9. ^ a b "ArchLabs First Release for 2018 – ArchLabs Linux". Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  10. ^ "ArchLabs Linux 2018.07 – ArchLabs Linux". Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  11. ^ a b c d "Change Log". ARCHLabs.github.io. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  12. ^ 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. Archived from the original on 1 October 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) (in English)
  13. ^ a b c d e The Development Team (7 July 2017). "The release of R2-D2 or ArchLabs 5.0". www.ArchLabs.wordpress.com. Archived from the original on 1 October 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) (in English)
  14. ^ The Development Team (7 April 2017). "The release of ArchLabs 3.4". www.ArchLabs.wordpress.com. Archived from the original on 1 October 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) (in English)
  15. ^ The Development Team (29 April 2017). "The release of ArchLabs 4.0". www.ArchLabs.wordpress.com. Archived from the original on 18 June 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) (in English)
  16. ^ "ArchLabs Are Proud To Present….. – ArchLabs Linux".
  17. ^ DistroWatch (17 September 2017). "Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2017.09". www.distrowatch.com. Archived from the original on 1 October 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) (in English)
  18. ^ 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.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)(in English)
  19. ^ "Rounding Out 2017 With a Final Release – ArchLabs Linux". Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  20. ^ "2018.03 Release Now With Hotfixes – ArchLabs Linux". Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  21. ^ "The Release of ArchLabs 2018.05 – ArchLabs Linux". Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  22. ^ "ArchLabs Linux 2018.07 – ArchLabs Linux". Retrieved 12 May 2019.

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