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ArchLabs Linux 4.1 or Yoda

PostPosted by erikdubois » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:47 pm

Brett, Matt, Hari and I (Erik) are super excited to present ArchLabs 4.1 or Yoda. While developing the idea had formed to name our releases. We are all Star Wars fans. So there you go. In the months that have passed we have seen what creative people can do with ArchLabs and I must say that makes us proud.

They (aka you) transform ArchLabs to a work of art and they (aka you) are our ambassadors and spokesmen.

Release schedule and downloads


    01/01/2017 Start ArchLabs - there was Brett and Matt and an idea
    24/02/2017 ArchLabs Alpha
    03/03/2017 ArchLabs 1.0
    07/03/2017 ArchLabs 3.0
    07/04/2017 ArchLabs 3.4
    30/04/2017 ArchLabs 4.0 - number of downloads : 3.235
    04/06/2017 ArchLabs 4.1 - Yoda -
    xx/xx/2017 ArchLabs 4.2 - R2-D2 -


Changes since 4.0

We started working on the topics of our roadmap.

    Decreasing initial boot times for live session
    Decreasing wait times for first use of sudo/root
    More wallpapers
    Additional custom conky configs
    Make the parts of ArchLabs a rolling release
    Trim down ISO size
    Implement a Welcome Screen

I am happy to inform they have all been taken care of.

    Boot time from iso went from 1:45 seconds to 15 seconds
    No wait time anymore if running applications with sudo or gksudo
    Installation time went down from 7:14 to 2:45
    More wallpapers have been added. Even started with 4k collection and Duncan Pringle collection
    Added more than a few conky’s even with LUA
    ArchLabs is now a rolling release with the aid of AUR packages
    Iso size went from 2GB to 1.8GB without losing the “spirit” of ArchLabs
    ArchLabs has its own Welcome Screen named Hello.

Our github commits were at the release of 4.0 at 107. Now we are at 346 commits. Just to show that there must be some significant changes between 4.0 and 4.1.

Here is an attempt to summarize our actions.

    new theme and icons as standard look
    new slim lock themes
    new welcome application : ArchLabs-Hello
    new config files for applications in ArchLabs styling
    new shortcut to restart X – CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE
    bluetooth support out of the box – headphones etc
    network support for shared folders
    more printer support e.g. gutenprint
    obmenu3 replaces obmenu
    touchpad support
    extra software : rofi, obmenu, font-manager, glances, temps, inxi,gpick, thumbnailer applications, glxinfo, redshift, mintstick, vivaldi, hardinfo, peek, gnome-disk-utility, aurvote, downgrade, google-talkplugin, …

We have added a folder scripts to your openbox folder for your convenience.

    Installing the latest kernel
    removing virtualbox applications if on SSD
    changing hard-coded icons
    and a NEW one – getting the latest ArchLabs conky’s from github

All of these changes and enhancements have contributed to an awesome release. If you are interested in viewing all the changes, you can view the change-log on our github.



Design Tip

We have created our own personal slimlock themes. You can install them with

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packer archlabs-slimlock-themes-git



How to install Archlabs

Nothing has changed between the installation or ArchLabs if you compare 4.0 with 4.1. I leave this text in for your convenience.

We have two options to install Archlabs :

Calamares (starts straight away)
Architect installer

Option 1 :

Our installer (Calamares) starts straight away in the live session now, if you want to play around in the live session just minimise the Calamares window. When you are ready to install, just maximise the window and start off from where you left.

If you happen to close the Calamares window, due to an issue with Calamares, you are going to have to do one of two things.

Solution one:

Open a terminal and kill Calamares with:

“sudo killall clamares” and restart Clamares

Solution two:

Reboot the live session altogether.

Option 2 :

If you would prefer to use the Architect Installer, open a terminal use the following:

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sudo /abif-master/abif


Once installed on your HDD or SSD and you wish to remove the Virtual Kernel Modules, open your terminal and execute the following
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sudo pacman -Rns virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-modules-arch
sudo rm /etc/modules-load.d/virtualbox.conf


or you can use the scripts in your folder

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~/.config/openbox/scripts/delete-virtual-box-application-if-not-on-virtual-machine.sh


If you used the Architect installer, the installer icon will need to be removed from tint2, which you can do in tint2conf or by editing the tint2 with tint2zen or your favourite editor.

If, for any reason you have any issues, please post in the forum. One post per issue/bug please.


Roadmap

Soon we will start working on ArchLabs 4.2 or R2-D2. Some of the things on the to-do list are:

Laptop compatibility e.g. fn-keys

Our roadmap is on our website. We will soon be adding more of our plans and intentions. Check back in a few weeks to see what we have in store.


Gallery

Check out our gallery section in the website. There are some very creative people working with ArchLabs. We check google+ on a regular basis and the posts with the most likes are likely to be posted on this gallery. Be creative and see how intuitive and flexible ArchLabs can be. Check out how different each desktop can be.


Feedback

Any issues, contact either Erik, Brett or Matt on google+ or ask away in the forum. ArchLabs is a work in progress. Help us make it better by getting in touch with us, all feedback is welcome, good or bad. If you feel you can contribute and would like to join the team, contact us either via the webpage, Google+ or at the forum.

Distrowatch

You have to wait a year on distrowatch before being considered as official release AND you need to have the highest amount of votes. In that regard you can help, vote for us on distrowatch.

https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=links#new


Download

As usual you can download ArchLabs from our Sourceforge page:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/archlabs/files/latest/download


Of course, a mighty “Thank you” to our users and our betatesters! ArchLabs has always been putting out something that we would use ourselves and to see the positive reception and the support makes it all worth while!

See you all around at Google+ or the forum, we all look forward to seeing your screenshots and reading your feedback.

#archlabs, what did you expect?
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by Dobbie03 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:04 pm

Yoda is here!!

Download it you will, any issues post you will at the forum or G+ page.
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by blaze » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:35 pm

WoW!!! Cheers, congrats and thanks for all your work! :)
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by Nightowl » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:12 am

Well done all involved, great progress!!!
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by darknetmatrix » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:04 am

awesome release, keep up the good work
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by Dobbie03 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:06 pm

Thanks Guys, Erik has done a super job on this build.
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by lowrider » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:28 pm

Congrats to the new release. One thing that is somewhat annoying to me is the welcome screen. Reading all the buttons i thought yes i know and checked the switch on the lower right.
But no matter if i swiched to left or right, even if i logout or reboot to my surprise i faced the welcome screen again. I switched left and right (or vice/versa idk) and the screen dissapeared but a cklickable shaded icon in my tint2 panel remains on the upper left. :?:
Wasting 5min of my lifetime i found out to edit ~/.config/tint2/tint2rc by commenting out
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launcher_item_app = /usr/share/applications/archlabs-hello.desktop

with a # in front solved it for me.

While doing this in a vbox session, can anyone confirm this behvior?

Sorry for bad english folks, i'm no native speaker...
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by erikdubois » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:34 pm

It is explained in one of the tutorials that the little icon in the top is actually in the tint2 panel and we show you how to get rid of it there.
The slider does work. More importantly if you do not touch the slider, the second time you boot you never see the hello again.
Check the many tutorials on youtube to spare you some frustration because it is not our goal to frustrate you but rather have fun with the distro. Openbox is however different than other distro's. You will have to learn about the different aspects of it.
In this case this info is shared here in this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDAICj2f5HY at 11:30

I made an animated gif as well.

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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by hannahisabelle » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:09 pm

Just found this distro and love it :D running it on my test PC bjut might migrate on my main PC soon
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by erikdubois » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:20 pm

welcome to the family @hannahisabelle
there are lots of tutorials for you to get going at full speed.
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by ector » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:51 pm

Good morning,
to switch from 4.0 to 4.1 I have to reinstall or upgrade from the terminal.
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by erikdubois » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:52 pm

Do a clean install as there are many goodies, gems and jewels (and easter eggs) hidden in the ~/.config folder
that is where the real 'spirit' from ArchLabs resides.

So backup (external drive) or cloud services (dropbox, gdrive, ... ) and enjoy Yoda.
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by ector » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:00 pm

many thank @erick,thank for the great job :D
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by ector » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:47 am

Tell me that when installing yoda, uefi usb external, when i choose 32, i put the flag / boot / efi but i can not flag the esp despite the warning to flag the esp, i had to start Gparted and flagged esp from them, for the rest everything ok.
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by blaze » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:05 am

ector wrote:Tell me that in the accessories the root terminal does not work


What root terminal? Am I missing something? :?
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by darknetmatrix » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:53 am

^ by default we have terminator and termite but i am not aware of a root terminal either?
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by ector » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:40 am

blaze wrote:
ector wrote:Tell me that in the accessories the root terminal does not work


What root terminal? Am I missing something? :?


this :o

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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by darknetmatrix » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:00 am

ector wrote:
blaze wrote:
ector wrote:Tell me that in the accessories the root terminal does not work


What root terminal? Am I missing something? :?


this :o

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^ yes ector you got it right, but it doesn't work i think that the devs. still looking what should be the best program for it
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by blaze » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:31 am

Ok, thanks guys. :)
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by ector » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:15 am

darknetmatrix wrote:
ector wrote:
blaze wrote:
ector wrote:Tell me that in the accessories the root terminal does not work


What root terminal? Am I missing something? :?


this :o

Image

^ yes ector you got it right, but it doesn't work i think that the devs. still looking what should be the best program for it



I added :
Gksu dbus-launch gnome-terminal
  And seems to run, though I now have bugs with terminator and even with peek, but i do not think it's gnome-terminal fault

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edit
After the last peek update seems to be fine, I have to check it out. :oops:
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Re: ArchLabs Linux 4.1 release or Yoda

PostPosted by erikdubois » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:16 pm

Hi Ector,

this is a general post for the release of Yoda
Please use the forum for general help to post your questions in the future
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