EndeavourOS Artemis Neo arrives to fix a problem with the installer

Recently it was announced the release of a corrective version of EndeavourOS Artemis «Neo» that as described in the release announcement, this version does not ship with major upgrades, but it has some fixes to last month's version of Artemis and an up-to-date update for the live environment and offline install option.

This is why so much, no fixes have been made to the desktop environment options, such as the empty icon on Plasma installations.

For those who are still unaware of EndeavorOS, you should know that this is a replacement for the Antergos distribution, whose development was discontinued in May 2019 due to lack of free time from the remaining maintainers to keep the project at the right level.

Endeavor OS allows the user to easily install Arch Linux with the necessary desktop in the form in which it is conceived in its regular filling, offered by the developers of the selected desktop, without additional pre-installed programs.

The distro offers a simple installer to install a basic Arch Linux environment with a default Xfce desktop and the ability to install from the repository one of the typical Mate-based desktops, LXQt, Cinnamon, KDE Plasma, GNOME, Budgie, as well as i3 window managers from mosaic, BSPWM and Sway.

Work is underway to add support for Qtile and Openbox window managers, UKUI, LXDE and Deepin desktops. Also, one of the project developers is developing his own Worm window manager.

What's new in EndeavourOS Artemis Neo?

As mentioned at the beginning, this it is a corrective update that manages to solve some problems important, leaving aside those that are not of great importance like the empty icon on the desktop, which is mentioned as already being worked on, since most of the team is in summer vacation mode, so these changes will be included in one of the next major releases later this year.

On the part of the issues that were addressed in this release of EndeavourOS Artemis Neo, it is mentioned that fixed archlinux-keyring issue for offline installations.

Another change to be made is the locale problem fix with version 3.2.60 of Calamares, resolved by shipping the downgraded version 3.2.59 of Calamares.

On the other hand, it is also mentioned that now, installation process classifies EndeavorOS mirrors for online installations in addition to Arch mirrors.

With regards to update some of the packages in the new ISO image generated we can find as already mentioned the Calamares 3.2.59 installer, as well as the new version of Firefox 103.

As for the kernel is at Linux 5.18.16 arch1-1, version in which the main branch includes the switch to C11 build standard, support for "user events" in the tracking system, support for AMD's "host system management port" feature, support for 64-bit integrity checksums on NVMe devices, and more.

On the part of the graph stack we can find Table 22.1.4-1 which highlights the lavapipe driver with a software rasterizer implementation for the Vulkan API (similar to llvmpipe, but for Vulkan, which translates Vulkan API calls to the Gallium API).

The Xorg server 21.1.4-1 and nvidia-dkms 515.65.01-1 drivers.

Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it, you can check the details in the following link

Download and get EndeavorOS Neo Artemis

For those who are interested in being able to try this new version of EndeavorOS, please note that the size of the installation image is 1,8 GB (x86_64, while the ARM build is developed separately).

You can download the system image from this link.

As for those who are already EndeavorOS users, they can perform the corresponding update by typing the following command in their terminal:

sudo pacman -Syu

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