[arch-announce] 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Dieter Plaetinck announce at archlinux.org
Mon May 17 23:01:09 CEST 2010

Dieter Plaetinck wrote:

Hi, New installation media are available. There are less of them, and they are
smaller. But they can do more... Notable changes: Archiso (image builds): * all
iso files can now be burned onto CD's as well as written to media like usb
sticks (isohybrid) * more than half of the packages in core are now xz
compressed * next to the single architecture images we provide dual images which
can be used as 32bit or 64bit medium * use isolinux bootloader exclusively for
booting the live media * snapshot of current core, including kernel,
pacman-3.3.3-5 and glibc-2.11.1-3 * updated memtest * support for PXE booting *
provide wpa_supplicant * support virtio AIF (installation tool): * ability to
choose uuid/label/devicefile blockdevice representation; automatically applied
in menu.lst, fstab, etc * split off UI library into separate [libui-sh][1]
project * support virtio blockdevices * allow user to specify additional custom
arguments for mkfs and the like Additionally, quite some bugs have been fixed,
mostly in AIF. And of course, the [Official installation guide][2] has been
updated to reflect these changes. Thanks to everyone who contributed, this
release took a long time but I think it's worth it. [Download][3] [List of

   [1]: http://github.com/Dieterbe/libui-sh

   [2]: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Official_Arch_Linux_Install_Guide

   [3]: http://www.archlinux.org/download/

   [4]: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:2010.05

URL: http://www.archlinux.org/news/500/

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