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ATI catalyst support dropped

As many of you may have noticed, support for the catalyst ATI Linux driver, has been moved to the AUR (Arch Linux User Repository). This was partly due to lack of motivation from the maintainer in charge of the package and lack of support from AMD to the general Linux ecosystem. AMD has been great to the Linux community, and ...


Bug Day - Saturday 21st March

On Saturday the 21st of March we will be holding a bug day to combat the ever increasing number of reports in our bug tracker. We will clear outdated reports, fix/implement those that already have patches provided or are trivial to fix/implement and discuss the pros and cons of implementing some feature requests. A rough TODO list that you can ...


Newsletter for March, 2009

The Arch Linux Newsletter team is proud to announce the Newsletter for March 2009. To discuss this newsletter, click here. To read past issues of the Arch Linux Newsletter, here they are.


xorg-server 1.6.0 in testing

The upcoming version of xorg-server will have a lot of workarounds and patches removed. Doing so, the package becomes easier to understand, as even its maintainer has no idea what is happening anymore. When upgrading to xorg-server-1.6, you will see these file conflicts on most systems: error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting files) xorg-server: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/ exists in filesystem xorg-server: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/ ...


2009.02 ISO Release Update

The original archlinux-2009.02-ftp-i686.img USB image was broken, a new image (archlinux-2009.02-2-ftp-i686.img) has been uploaded. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. With one image broken, we also had to create new torrents: We now use a single torrent per file again and added more mirrors to the webseeds. All seeders should stop seeding the old torrent ...


2009.02 ISO Release

We proudly announce the release of the new Arch Linux installation images, version 2009.02. It took us quite a while, but we think the result is worth it: we added some cool new things and ironed out some long-lasting imperfections. 2009.02 comes with the following features: - Kernel 2.6.28 - Ext4 support. Installation can be done on a ext4 root ...


Newsletter for February, 2009

The Arch Linux Newsletter team is proud to announce the Newsletter for February 2009. To discuss this newsletter, click here. To read past issues of the Arch Linux Newsletter, here they are.


KDE 4.2 is out and we are ready!

Today, on January 27th, the KDE team announces the stable version of KDE 4.2.0, so we have moved all kde-packages from [testing] to [extra]. We suggest that you exit from KDE before you update, backup your ~/.kde4 configuration dir and start with a clean config. Take a look at old plasmoids, they might not work with the new Plasma. You ...


Release Engineering Team

I'd like to announce a newly formed team made to manage our ISO releases. The intent here is to provide you with up to date installation tools and release ISOs based on the kernel's release schedule. Current Team Members: Aaron Griffin (that's me!) Gerhard Brauer (GerBra - ISO and installer) Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter@be - installer/AIF) If you're interested in ISO ...


inetutils-1.6-2 in [core]

To replace several orphaned netkit packages that were unmaintained upstream, we just added inetutils-1.6-2 in the [core] repo. This new package will provide the following network clients/daemons: ftp/ftpd rexec/rexecd rlogin/rlogind rsh/rshd talk/talkd telnet/telnetd rcp. It will be replacing the following packages: core/netkit-telnet extra/netkit-ftp extra/netkit-rsh On a related note, netkit-tftp will be remove from the repo in favor of tftp-hpa. The ...

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