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#1 2010-05-17 20:38:59

Dieter@be
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2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

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 2.6.33.4-1, 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 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 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.

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#2 2010-05-17 22:09:33

wonder
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

/me opens a bottle of champagne

Last edited by wonder (2010-05-17 23:41:49)


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#3 2010-05-17 22:17:24

Surgat_
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

Seeding smile

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#4 2010-05-17 22:33:13

combuster
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

Congratulations !!! Downloading....

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#5 2010-05-17 23:06:53

coldflame23
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

seeding

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#6 2010-05-17 23:40:56

flamelab
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

wonder wrote:

/me opens the a bottle of champagne

Cheers !

Nice to see a new snapshot cool

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#7 2010-05-17 23:44:50

tuxfusion
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Registered: 2007-12-31
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

iso == img ?
"Dual Arch" ?
Black grub greeting screen ?

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Thank you so much for you work, seeding

Taking a humble bow ...

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#8 2010-05-17 23:46:26

anonymous_user
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

That is one sexy greeting screen yikes

Also thanks for the hard work on the new images.

Last edited by anonymous_user (2010-05-17 23:46:52)

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#9 2010-05-18 02:36:37

relgueta
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

grub1 or grub2?

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#10 2010-05-18 02:41:33

falconindy
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

Neither -- its syslinux. Arch, once installed, will still install grub legacy.

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#11 2010-05-18 02:54:33

relgueta
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

falconindy wrote:

Neither -- its syslinux. Arch, once installed, will still install grub legacy.

thnkz wink

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#12 2010-05-18 03:10:47

Borosai
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

Great work on the installer.

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#13 2010-05-18 03:29:26

evr
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

wow, the release looks great.  Awesome job! smile

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#14 2010-05-18 05:01:27

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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

if you have a good working system and pacman -Syyu
you should be good to go, as if installing a new system right? in other words is there any reason to use the new image to re-install arch if you have it updated with pacman?

just wondering


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#15 2010-05-18 05:14:57

Allan
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

binskipy2u wrote:

if you have a good working system and pacman -Syyu
you should be good to go, as if installing a new system right? in other words is there any reason to use the new image to re-install arch if you have it updated with pacman?

just wondering

Correct. There is no reason to reinstall a working system.  "pacman -Syu" will get you to the same point (or even more updated...).

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#16 2010-05-18 07:28:18

brain0
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

There's no reason to reinstall the system, but there's always a reason to get the latest ISO and boot it every now and then, just for fun.

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#17 2010-05-18 08:10:05

evot
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

Nice one smile

Just visited distrowatch and there it is..

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#18 2010-05-18 08:26:39

wollew
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

Thank you for this.

One thing I'm missing is "Midnight Commander".  Would be nice if this usefull tool would be added in future versions.

Last edited by wollew (2010-05-18 08:27:18)

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#19 2010-05-18 08:35:26

brain0
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

wollew wrote:

Thank you for this.

One thing I'm missing is "Midnight Commander".  Would be nice if this usefull tool would be added in future versions.

You can use pacman in the live system to install things.

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#20 2010-05-18 08:44:00

wollew
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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

I know, but if there is no internet connection, i.e.  when using as a rescue system ?
Would it be possible, to add programs myself ? Can you describe the way to do this ? Looking into the iso, i guess those additions should be added to the appropriate sqfs-file (core-pkgs.sqfs?)

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#21 2010-05-18 09:23:47

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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

looks awesome.
seeding

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#22 2010-05-18 09:52:12

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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

great!
seeding


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#23 2010-05-18 09:53:37

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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

Seeding - lovely stuff.


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#24 2010-05-18 09:55:22

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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

great work guys, thanks


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#25 2010-05-18 10:15:44

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Re: 2010.05 snapshots. Less is more.

The two 1st features in Archiso and AIF are cute, I've awaiting them for long. Great job, thanks.


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