Arch Linux "Don't Panic" has released today

Arch Linux is a lightweight and flexible linux distribution that tries to "Keep It Simple". The official packages optimized for the i686 and x86-64 architectures. It complement its official package sets with a community-operated package repository that grows in size and quality each and every day.

Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses 'pacman', its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking.

Today, the new Arch Linux (2007.08-2) "Don't Panic" has been released. This is the first release to use its new repo layout.

Whats Changed:
  • Kernel usage
  • Disabled arch_addons hook by default, it is now triggered by arch-addons
  • RAM usage has increased, these are the new recommendations:
  • 256 MB (FTP-ISO,CORE-ISO arch boot image)
  • 96 MB (CORE-ISO lowmem boot image)
  • fixed the nasty /dev mount bug
  • fixed the /dev/ttyS0 errors if no serial port is installed in the system
  • fixed repositories in install environment to fit to both architectures
  • fixed km to not show broken chars after exit
  • fixed grub installing with xfs filesystem
  • fixed package clearing if setup option was chosen
New Items:
  • pptpclient to install environment
  • sdparm to install environment
  • all free wireless drivers to install environment
  • intel wireless drivers to install environment which will be activated by intel-wireless boot parameter
  • added hosts.deny and hosts.allow to config editing dialog
  • added licenses to install environment
  • added new lowmem boot image to core iso
You can download it here.


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