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

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Dieter Plaetinck announce at archlinux.org
Tue Sep 21 19:01:09 EDT 2010

Dieter Plaetinck wrote:

Hi, New installation media are available. There are fewer 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

  * 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 packages][4]

   [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/201005-snapshots-less-is-more/

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