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#1 OFFLINE   saturnian

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 02:58 AM

I haven't tried this one myself, but ArchLabs Linux was "inspired by" BunsenLabs. I'm a big fan of BunsenLabs even though I don't really use it these days, as I prefer my own Debian Stretch + Openbox installation. Still, BunsenLabs is easily my favorite Debian derivative, so maybe one day I'll have a look at ArchLabs. Can't imagine that I'd ever replace Arch with it, but I might like ArchLabs for a quick installation on a spare computer.

Anyway, thought I'd post a couple of links, for those who might be interested:

https://archlabsblog.wordpress.com/
https://sourceforge....jects/archlabs/

They've got a tutorial about installing ArchLabs in Virtualbox, too.

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 07:32 AM

It's a nice project. I know most of the team very well as they came from my Archlinux Community. I haven't played with it in a couple of releases but it was very polished last time I did. I even helped with a few scripts in the beginning when they were just focused on a environment.
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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:08 AM

Excellent! Thanks for the reply! I do have Openbox in my Arch installation, and I've also got Antergos with Openbox. Had an issue come up with Antergos this past weekend that kinda gave me second thoughts about that distro, even though I got it fixed easily enough. But ArchLabs might be a better deal for me than Antergos.

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:09 AM

Thanks for the find saturnian. I had a look around the main site and some of the reviews, it certainly is a pretty looking distro. A bit puzzled by the distro though.
It is based on Arch yet is not a rolling release which seems to loose the reason for installing an Arch based os to me.
I wish them good fortune on their journey but the distro is not for me.

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:17 AM

At the main page, it says:

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As Arch Linux is a rolling distro, so is ARCHLabs.  Install once and you are set.


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:21 AM

I think what you are referring to is this statement:

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Updates will not be regular, we will push an update when we feel a change is required.

I think that they are speaking about the themes and configs for the environment.
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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:51 AM

Do you install the Arch way or is it a pre-cooked installer like Calamares?
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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:55 AM

View Postraymac46, on 29 May 2017 - 08:51 AM, said:

Do you install the Arch way or is it a pre-cooked installer like Calamares?

ArchLabs uses an installer like Calanares,
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Posted 29 May 2017 - 11:16 AM

View Postraymac46, on 29 May 2017 - 08:51 AM, said:

Do you install the Arch way or is it a pre-cooked installer like Calamares?

How to install Archlabs

We have two options to install Archlabs :
  • Calamares (starts straight away)
  • Architect installer

Install ARCH
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Posted 29 May 2017 - 11:21 AM

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Roadmap

Here we will post our intentions for Archlabs : our roadmap for the future.
We are working to make Archlabs 5 the most perfect release we can, some of the things on the To-Do list are:
~Decreasing initial boot times for live session
~Decreasing wait times for first use of sudo/root
~More custom wallpapers
~Additional custom Conky configs
~We hope to implement ArchLabs as a rolling release distribution.
~Trim down ISO size
~Implement a Welcome Script/Welcome Screen similar to the BL-welcome script

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 01:33 PM

I installed the original BunsenLabs in VirtualBox. The first time something went weird and my Openbox menu disappeared completely. I was getting Openbox errors about an empty menu.xml file (not good apparently.) On the second try I was presented with a very nice Welcome script which automagically handled most of the configuration. I did the usual Guest Additions which as I suspected went well.
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