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#1 2012-10-06 23:51:36

weirddan455
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Is there going to be new install media soon?

Seems like they're releasing one every month now?  I'm going to reinstall soon and I'm just wondering if a new install disc is coming soon I would wait.

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#2 2012-10-06 23:58:15

karol
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Re: Is there going to be new install media soon?

Yes, one is being prepared. Some last-minute issues need to be ironed out.
You can subscribe to arch-releng https://mailman.archlinux.org/mailman/l … rch-releng to see the release process firsthand.

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#3 2012-10-07 00:01:16

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Re: Is there going to be new install media soon?

Or...

     pacman -Syu

???

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#4 2012-10-07 00:03:15

falconindy
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Re: Is there going to be new install media soon?

There's little to be gained by waiting for this month's ISO. You'll end up with the exact same results.

A clever user might figure out that we've already released the ISO, there's just been no announcement yet.

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#5 2012-10-07 02:11:05

weirddan455
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Re: Is there going to be new install media soon?

Woops should have checked the download page.

http://www.archlinux.org/download/

Is this one final? Karol said there were some last minute issues. Anything I need to watch out for? I may just give it a go tonight if this ISO is good.

EDIT: I know I could just pacman -Syu but at the moment I don't even have Arch installed on my computer.  I dual boot Windows 7 and Linux.  A couple months back I decided to try out Xubuntu but ended up not using it too much.  Main reason for wanted to switch back to Arch is for Pacman.  Apt just kind of frustrates me and lacks the simplicity and the "it just works" feeling of Pacman.  For example, for whatever reason when doing a simple check for updates it returns like 20 or 30 lines downloading all these different files just to CHECK if there's updates.  With Pacman, it just downloads "core", "extra", "community", then it's done.  So much simpler and faster.

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#6 2012-10-07 02:27:50

2ManyDogs
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Re: Is there going to be new install media soon?

weirddan455 wrote:

Is this one final? Karol said there were some last minute issues. Anything I need to watch out for? I may just give it a go tonight if this ISO is good.

falconindy wrote:

There's little to be gained by waiting for this month's ISO. You'll end up with the exact same results.

You should really believe him. He knows what he's talking about. If you're worried about this current iso, use the one from last month.

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#7 2012-10-07 03:16:29

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Re: Is there going to be new install media soon?

2ManyDogs wrote:

You should really believe him. He knows what he's talking about. If you're worried about this current iso, use the one from last month.

faclonindy gives good info.... but I just don't know if I can trust a smiling cat...

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#8 2012-10-07 08:43:19

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Re: Is there going to be new install media soon?

Heh.

I've been waiting for an an announcement like a numpty too. Oh well. At the very least, I'll have a new torrent to seed when I get home from work. big_smile


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#9 2012-10-07 13:33:27

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Re: Is there going to be new install media soon?

I just suck at writing announcements. For Arch users, new install media are also not that exciting.

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#10 2012-10-07 14:11:15

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Re: Is there going to be new install media soon?

Pierre wrote:

For Arch users, new install media are also not that exciting.

^ This. You can download the latest installation media and try out. I believe there will be not much difference between the current image and the new one (unless they bring back AIF or something like that, which IMHO it's not going to happen). Besides, its a net install.


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#11 2012-10-07 14:13:54

karol
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Re: Is there going to be new install media soon?

Silex89 wrote:
Pierre wrote:

For Arch users, new install media are also not that exciting.

^ This. You can download the latest installation media and try out. I believe there will be no difference between the current image and the new one (unless they bring back AIF or something like that, which IMHO it's not going to happen).

There seem to be some differences: http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/ … 23721.html
It's a draft, not the final announcement.

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#12 2012-10-07 14:29:16

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Re: Is there going to be new install media soon?

I tested booting it in a virtual machine, and it is really fast since it is running systemd now.  I always download the image via torrent so that I can seed whenever my computer is on.  I haven't actually used one of the images to install since the arch-install-scripts can really be run from anywhere (or simply done manually from pacman).

Other than that, nothing really exciting.  They say that there is improved UEFI booting, but I have not tested it.

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#13 2012-10-07 17:11:37

karol
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Re: Is there going to be new install media soon?

Aaaand we have an official announcement: https://www.archlinux.org/news/install- … s-systemd/

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#14 2012-10-07 17:13:49

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Re: Is there going to be new install media soon?

As we have a new one as of today, I am going to use this opportunity to close this thread.


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