A little over a year ago a bomb fell in the form of bad news: Antergos terminated his project. It was a distribution based on Arch Linux much loved by the community and users had to start looking for alternatives, until it was known that the project would continue, with another team and another name: EndeavorOS. July 15, 2019 threw its first beta, so officially yesterday Endeavor he turned his first birthday.
And in the note de celebrating their first anniversary, the project ensures that it has rope for a while. The response from the community has been very positive and they are already thinking about the next steps they have to take, starting with using a new server that will be powerful enough to meet the needs of the long road that remains to be covered and with it that they will be able to face without problems the next two years.
And what's new in EndeavorOS 2020.07.15?
This is perhaps the least important of the note that they published yesterday.
They do not give details of which specific packages they have updated, limiting themselves to saying that They have included the usual new versions of the kernel, Squids and so on. On the other hand, they have also simplified the welcome app and they have made it easier to understand, while also including some new features. They have given some details in the new version download page, as the following:
- Linux 5.7.8-arch1-1
- Table 20.1.3-1
- Firefox 78.0.2-1
- Squid 3.2.26-2
- They recommend not using the Deepin version as the main desktop because it contains some bugs.
As for really outstanding new features, they have included a configuration package cleaning tool and the Arch Kernel Management, which allows us to choose between several versions of the kernel and its headers that are available in the official Arch repository. more attention what they have called Personal Commands, something that they have yet to outline and will be a tool for advanced users to create scripts, among other things.
Finally, they have given another news: they are working on a ARM version by EndeavorOS. They have not given arrival dates, beyond saying that it will do it very soon, but they have said that it will be available on Xfce, MATE, LXQt, Cinnamon, Plasma, GNOME, Budgie and i3-wm desktops. The one that would be left out of this ARM version would be Deepin.
All in all, we can only say one thing: Happy birthday, EndeavorOS! And have more years!