[arch-dev-public] draft for new isos

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Fri Jul 20 17:46:01 EDT 2012

Here is a first draft. Please review:
Install media 2012.07.15 released

New iso images containing a current Arch Linux snapshot have been
released and can be found on our <a
href="https://www.archlinux.org/download/">Downloads</a> page.

Most notable change is that AIF (the Arch installation framework) is no
longer included but instead some simple <a
scripts</a> are provided to aid in the installation process. This means
a menu driven installer is no longer available and we rely more on
documentation to guide new users. We would like to encourage our
community to fill in missing gaps in <
href="https://wiki.archlinux.org/">our wiki</a>.

>From now on our install images are signed and it is highly recommend to
verify their signature before use. On Arch Linux this can be simply done
by using <code>pacman-key -v <iso-file>.sig</code>.

<li>The pacman keyring is automatically initialized on bootup. Therefor
signature verification is available on the live media and will work out
of the box on the installed system.</li>
<li>Instead of six different images we only provide a single one which
can be boot into an i686 and x86_64 live system to install Arch Linux
over the network. Media containing the [core] repository are no longer
<li>Regular iso snapshots are planned on a monthly base.</li>
<li>The install media can also be booted directly via <a
href="https://releng.archlinux.org/pxeboot/">PXE</a>. Note that its PGP
signature cannot be verifed this way.</li>
<li>More archiso related options and new features can be found in its

AIF had to be dropped due to lack of maintenance and contributions. Of
course we would appreciate it if people would start hacking on it to
bring it up on par.

Pierre Schmitz, https://pierre-schmitz.com

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