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0.8 Voodoo 2007-03-31
0.7.2 Gimmick 2006-05-23
0.7.1 Noodle 2006-01-05
0.7 Wombat 2005-01-24
0.6 Widget 2004-03-01
0.5 Nova 2003-07-21
0.4 Dragon 2002-12-18
0.3 Firefly 2002-08-07
0.2 Vega 2002-04-17
0.1 Homer 2002-03-11


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Currently we have official packages optimized for the i686 and x86-64 architectures. We complement our official package sets with a community-operated package repository that grows in size and quality each and every day.

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Newsletter for February 25, 2008

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Kernel in Core

After a testing phase kernel has been moved to Core where it replaces version Some of the most visible changes for users include: * more mac80211-based wireless drivers added * tickless support for x86_64 * uvesafb; support for ATI Xpress 200M and Mac framebuffers * ACPI usage in libata * SATA port multipliers support * NCQ support on ...


Newsletter for February 11, 2008

This one is actually on time! Probably because I had nothing to do with it... Current: Archive:


Newsletter for January 21, 2008

I just want to take this space to apologize. Kensai had the newsletter ready for me early and I (Jason Chu) have not had time to write the Devland section since then. Current: Archive:


QT-4 and QT3 moved to [extra]

As announced last year* and after a longer period of testing, QT versions 3 and 4 have now been moved to [extra]. At least until the final release of KDE4 there are plenty of packages which still use version 3 of QT. Therefore a new package called qt3 was introduced. The dependencies of all packages are updated according to this ...


Website theme update

Greetings Archers, After some hard work from some very dedicated folks, we have re-themed much of the Arch website. Special thanks to a few key contributions so far: To Thayer for his logo and re-theme css work, and to Neotuli for his hard work on bringing the new look to the other Arch sites. Awesome work guys. Thanks also to ...


Pacman 3.1.0 moving to [core]

Pacman has now been signed off by our developers as well as sufficiently tested by its users to allow it to move to the [core] repository. There have been a few minor issues reported, but no critical issues are known. Please report any bugs to the Pacman Project on Flyspray or by sending an email to the pacman-dev mailing list ...


Pacman 3.1.0 in [testing]

Pacman 3.1.0 has been released to testing. It has been a long time coming, but a lot of work has been put into it by several contributors over the last 9 months. Note that some options have changed so your scripts may be incompatible with the new version and will need some slight modifications. In addition, makepkg and pacman no ...


PostgreSQL Security Update (8.2.6)

There was a critical security advisory for PostgreSQL today, which is resolved in version 8.2.6. You should update as soon as possible. Details here.


Logo Contest Results (and Winner!)

I'm sure this is the announcement many of you have been waiting for. After much discussion about legal issues at hand, some voting, we are ready to announce the glorious victor of the logo competition. Drumroll please! The winner is Thayer Williams' Archer logo, available for your viewing pleasure in submission form here: It will be some time before ...

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