The launch of the new version of the project EndeavorOS 22.6 «Artemis«, which replaced the Antergos distribution, the development of which was discontinued in May 2019 due to the lack of free time of the remaining maintainers to maintain the project at the proper 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 distribution offers a simple installer to install a basic Arch Linux environment with a default Xfce desktop and the possibility to install from the repository one of the typical desktops based on Mate, LXQt, Cinnamon, KDE Plasma, GNOME, Budgie, as well such as i3 tile window managers, 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.
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Main novelties of EndeavorOS 22.6 “Artemis”
We are proud to present to you the Artemis launch, which is named after NASA's next mission to the moon and I mean that mission for a reason, but we'll talk about that later.
Artemis is our regular ISO update version, so users who are already running EndeavorOS do not have to install this version, it is already up to date.
In addition to regular updates and improvements to the ISO and the installation process, this release is the first ISO that brings EndeavorOS ARM closer to the main release.
In this new version that is presented, it is highlighted that a separately developed build has been made for the ARM architecture, in addition to improving the installation process which includes an integrated installation option in the welcome application of the main ISO.
The method requires two easy steps, the first is the basic installation which uses an easy to use automated script in the terminal and the second step uses the Calamares installer to install the location, keyboard, DE/WM and username/ computer and password.
The new installer is still in beta and the installer only supports Odroid N2/N2+ and Raspberry PI at the moment. Support for other devices like the Pinebook family would be coming soon.
Another change that stands out in this new version is that worked on improving update of core packages for ARM and x86_64 assemblies, as well as keeping the repositories for ARM and x86_64 in a synchronized state. The ARM build is expected to become a mainstream build in the near future.
In addition to this, it is mentioned that the versions of the package were updated, including the Linux kernel 5.18.5, the Calamares 3.2.60 installer, Firefox 101.0.1, Mesa 22.1.2, Xorg-Server 21.1.3 and nvidia- dkms 515.48.07.
On the other hand, it is also noted that instead of pipewire-media-session, the audio session manager WirePlumber is used to configure audio devices and control routing of audio streams.
Of the other changes that stand out from this new version:
- In configurations with Xfce4 and i3 user environments, autorun of the firewall-applet is disabled by default.
- Provided the ability to roll back packages to previous versions.
- Reworked Xfce installation in offline mode.
- The budgie control center configurator has been added to the repository for use with the Budgie custom environment.
Finally, if you are interested in being able to know more about it, you can consult the details in the following link
Download and get EndeavorOS 22.6 “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.