Antergos Changelog

New in version 2014.05.26

May 27th, 2014
  • This release brings with it many bug fixes and improvements. It’s finally here: KDE is now available directly from our installer (KDE 4.13.1 at the time of writing). We didn’t stop there though, we’ve also included MATE (MATE 1.8 at the time of writing)!
  • BIG NEWS!: We have partnered with the Numix Project to theme all of our desktops. The Numix Square icon theme has replaced the old, but always remembered, Faenza. Zukitwo GTK, Gnome Shell, and Cinnamon themes have been replaced by the new, Antergos exclusive, ‘Numix Frost’. In the future we will help the Numix Project to bring the popular “Numix Experience” to QT and KDE Plasma.
  • Our ISO is loaded with GNOME 3.12 goodness;
  • Gnome 3.12, the latest Gnome release, is now available in our Live ISO featuring headerbars and other good stuff. Also our partnership with Numix brings flat design to Antergos.
  • New GTK 3.12 features in Cnchi:
  • We have adopted headerbars in Cnchi, moving the controls up into the headers giving us more space to display content.
  • NTP selector:
  • NTP (automatic clock synchronization over the Internet) is a feature that has always been available in Antergos installation, but the user couldn’t disable this service in our graphical installer. Now you will have a switch in the Timezone screen to turn off NTP if you so desire.
  • Keymap Visualization:
  • Ported to GTK from QT by our dev Gustau Castells, Cnchi now allows you to visualize and test your keyboard mapping.
  • New Desktop Environments:
  • People really wanted to install KDE from directly from our installer, so we delivered. Our dev Dustin Falgout worked really hard to bring this new desktop to Cnchi.
  • We didn’t stop with just KDE. Also, thanks in part to Martin Wimpress, maintainer of the MATE packages in Arch Linux and member of the MATE team, we also included MATE in this release!
  • New Antergos theme for LightDM Webkit Greeter;
  • We decided to provide an uniform login experience across every desktop offered in our Installer. So, our dev Dustin Falgout, worked like a champ and this is his creation. A really good looking login window with some unique features.
  • Everything is web based. We use HTML, jQuery and CSS to bring this to you.
  • On the right side of the screen, you will have a button to choose one of the default Antergos wallpapers and a button to select a Random background on every boot. By default, the random feature is enabled, just click on the one you want to turn it off.
  • Future versions of this login experience will provide the option to easily include your own pictures and other good stuff.
  • New Hardware Detection Module:
  • This is another great feature, developed by our dev Gustau Castells. Our hardware recognition is now much improved with this new module and it will install necessary packages and required configurations.
  • Cnchi:
  • [Enhancement] GTK 3.12 Headerbars and other ui improvements
  • [Enhancement] Show user which mount points they must define in order to continue.
  • [Enhancement] Cnchi now uses two transactions: one to download packages and one to install them. This lays the groundwork for planned enhancements to the package download process (pause/stop/resume, better handling of failures, etc)
  • [Enhancement] New flat design in the progress bars
  • [Enhancement] Updated code to Gtk 3.12 (no more deprecated code).
  • [Enhancement] Cleaned code using a base class (thanks Markus M. May)
  • [Enhancement] Better font rendering
  • [Feature] Added MATE Desktop
  • [Feature] Added KDE Desktop
  • [Feature] Removed Razorqt Desktop
  • [Feature] New hardware detection module
  • [Feature] Added a lock screen extension to Gnome
  • [Feature] Use Numix Frost theme and Numix Square icons
  • [Feature] Automagically use all cached package files from /var/cache/pacman/pkg (even when -c option is not used) to improve download times.
  • [Fix] Fixed XFCE installation bug
  • [Fix] Prevent extended or grub-gpt-bios partitions from being labeled or formatted
  • [Fix] Cnchi wouldn’t quit (in some special cases). Fixed.
  • [Fix] Advanced mode crashed with btrfs partitions. Fixed.
  • [Fix] Fixed fstab creation (mount options)
  • [Fix] Fixed free space calculation when using LVM and LUKS in automatic install.
  • Live ISO:
  • Numix themes applied
  • Random wallpaper when booting the ISO
  • EFI Improvements

New in version 2013.11.17 (November 18th, 2013)

  • GNOME 3.10
  • New header style
  • Feature selection screen
  • LVM and LUKS Encryption support in Automatic Mode
  • Firewall pre-sets

New in version 2013.04.05 (May 14th, 2013)

  • After a month since our last release under the name “Cinnarch”, we’re glad to announce the new name of our project and our first release being out of beta. We’re stable enough to make this step.
  • We’ve choosed “Antergos”, a galician word to link the past with the present.
  • Moving forward, all our services are now working with the new name. You’ll have your Cinnarch forum user in our Antergos forum.
  • We’re very excited with this new release, we have some things to show you.
  • Starting with our graphical installer:
  • Cnchi has now the ability to install your favorite desktop. Right now you can choose between a Gnome, Cinnamon, Xfce or Razor-qt installation, being Gnome the default choice.
  • Every desktop comes with the best software to fit its spirit and you will have differents Desktop Managers with each desktop environment. Being GDM with Gnome or LXDE to be more lightweight with Cinnamon or Xfce.
  • You may wonder why Razor-qt and not KDE. Well, this one was just like an experiment with QT desktops, actually, selecting Razor-qt will install also KDE because we still have to figure it out some QT packages to use. The most difficult choice is with the network manager UI. This is because KDE’s networkmanager needs kdebase-workspace, so for this first release, Razor-qt is working with KWin instead of Openbox (the recommended choice) and KDM is the Desktop Manager
  • Also, translations were included in Cnchi, but we need translators to work with the new strings.
  • Several things were fixed in Cnchi:
  • Fixed: Having home in a different drive wasn’t being correctly handled while generating the fstab file
  • Fixed: While having several devices, grub was attempting to be installed in the last device and not in the user selected drive
  • Fixed: Texts were changed to “Justify FILL” and some strings were changed to work correctly with translations
  • Implemented: Automatic login. This feature will configure the several DMs that we have to allow you to log in directly to you account.
  • Fixed: Cnchi wasn’t using user’s keymap selection in the installation. Now it is fixed.
  • Fixed: Username input fixed when writing long usernames
  • New art and slides
  • Other minor bugfixes
  • The Antergos ISO was prepared to be password-less. You won’t be asked for a password when mounting partitions in Nautilus and like it used to be, also using sudo.
  • In our services, our current mirrors will be available in Antergos, so don’t you worry if you see that your german/french/chinese… mirror is pointing to a server with the word cinnarch in the URL.
  • Everyone using Cinnarch must switch to the new Antergos configuration.

New in version 2013.04.05 (April 6th, 2013)

  • Written in python (v3) and GTK (v3) using a pyparted modification to work with python 3 (thanks to our devs Alex Skinner and Gustau Castells), and pyalpm as our binding to work with the pacman library “libalpm”
  • Support for GPT and MBR partition tables
  • Support for a large list of filesystems (btrfs,ext{2,3,4}, reiserfs, xfs…)
  • Only support for Grub(2) – not UEFI – in this first release
  • Automirror detection
  • Autolocalization detection
  • Linux Kernel v3.8.5
  • Pacman 4.1
  • Cinnamon 1.7.3
  • MDM 1.1.4 replacing Lightdm and Pantheon-greeter (needs some work)
  • GFXBoot to boot Cinnarch Live Medium
  • XFBurn replaces Brasero

New in version 2013.01.23 (January 23rd, 2013)

  • One of the downsides of installing Cinnarch, is the time that the installer spends downloading the packages. Almost 500MB in packages have to be downloaded one after the other.
  • This new version, reduce the downloading time doing parallel downloads thanks to a pacman wrapper called powerpill. This new system downloads everything with a 12MB connection that it’s my case, in just 4-6 minutes.
  • With this we avoid the “select mirror” step, because there’s no need, but at the end, in your final system, you will have selected by default the 5 fastest mirrors to your location in the case of the Arch Linux repositories.
  • In Cinnarch, we’re using a download redirector, so by default, every connection to our repo, will be redirected to your closest mirror. And we have several now. We have a mirror in China, we have two mirrors in Spain, another one in UK, Germany and France. But if you don’t want this auto redirection, you can still edit your /etc/pacman.d/cinnarch-mirrorlist and select the one you want.
  • Another new feature is the “secure installation”. Could happen sometime that a package has broken dependencies upstream, in Arch Linux repositories. My solution to this possible mistake, was to create a frozen repo, with just the packages the installer needs to do his job. This way, when the regular download fails, the installer changes to this secure repo to let the user finish his installation. Then the user just have to update his system when the error is solved upstream, but at least, he will have an operational system. Finally, this frozen repositories, will be updated once a week, after checking that there are no problems.
  • Other new things are:
  • Added Serbian, Dutch and Turkish
  • CLI Installer fully translated to Hungarian
  • Added some packages like whois, dnsutils and netcfg
  • Cinnamon-settings was patched to make work correctly the “change cursor” theme switch
  • Fixed appearance of QT apps under Cinnarch
  • New default wallpaper from devianart artist ~bo0xVn
  • Packages in Live medium updated to:
  • linux 3.7.3
  • xorg-server 1.13.1
  • gnome 3.6.2
  • cinnamon 1.6.7 (patched)
  • nemo 1.1.2
  • pacmanXG 4.13.9

New in version 2012.11.22 (November 23rd, 2012)

  • Multilingual access from boot menu in syslinux, and redesign (based on Manjaro’s work)
  • Available languages: English, Spanish, Galician and German
  • Multilingual welcome message
  • Unmuted ALSA channels
  • Fixed screenshot button
  • Support for usb modem and vpn on networkmanager
  • Nemo as the new Cinnarch’s default file manager (choosed by the community)
  • Default folders (Downloads, Desktop, Images…)
  • Support for VIA graphic cards
  • Installed missing dosfstools on Cinnarch Live
  • Option to install GRUB2 or any UEFI bootloader
  • Lightdm replaces lightdm-ubuntu
  • Pantheon-greeter replaces unity-greeter
  • Cinnarch mirrorlist added. Now cinnarch repos could have different mirrors too
  • New libreoffice-installer by Almin Soft (pacmanXG developer)
  • CLI Installer got improved in many aspects
  • Packages in Live medium updated to:
  • linux 3.6.6
  • xorg-server 1.13.0
  • gnome 3.6.2
  • cinnamon 1.6.7
  • nemo 1.1.2
  • pacmanXG 4.13.7.1

New in version 2012.10.01 (October 5th, 2012)

  • System:
  • SystemD as a system and service manager. Full systemd, that means that there is no initscripts (rc.conf, rc.local, rc.sysinit …). The boot process is now faster with the parallelization capabilities.
  • Welcn, the new welcome screen for Cinnarch is present in this release (but the graphical installer button is desactivated)
  • Quiet boot (because is so fast… :P)
  • CLI Installer:
  • Other Operating Systems self-recognition in GRUB
  • Fix: /etc/localtime link
  • Fix: Intel drivers in Lenovo laptops
  • Design:
  • cinnarch-wallpapers now contains some wallpapers from Devianart
  • Changed the default wallpaper
  • Packages:
  • Linux kernel v3.5.4
  • Cinnamon 1.6.1
  • LightDM 1.3.3
  • Xnoise 0.2.11
  • Pantheon-files 0.1 (still with the 32 bits corrupted text on sidebar -.-)
  • Hotot 0.9.8.8
  • Chromium 22