Arch Linux News Archives
The Bizarre Case Of Zstd's Very Slow Performance On Arch Linux

Yesterday I posted benchmarks of six Linux distributions on the HP Dev One, the exciting new Linux laptop launched by HP in collaboration with System76 that is using their Pop!_OS distribution. From those benchmarks one of the bizarre findings was that the Zstd compression performance on Arch Linux simply sucked, but some interested developers dove in and found the rather bizarre culprit why their Zstd performance is so poor in relation to other Linux distributions on the same version.

18 June 2022 - Arch Linux + Zstd = Bad? - 78 Comments
Arch Linux Temporarily Steps Back From WirePlumber After Snafu

Earlier this week Arch Linux set the WirePlumber package to replace PipeWire-Media-Session. WirePlumber is the modern, feature-rich session manager for PipeWire and much better off than the reference PipeWire-Media-Session manager that is effectively unmaintained. But Arch Linux developers are now calling this premature and have reverted the change.

13 May 2022 - WirePlumber On Arch Linux - 35 Comments
Arch-Based EndeavourOS "Apollo" Released

For those looking for an easy-to-use flavor of Arch Linux, EndeavourOS continues in this area of being a robust desktop-minded Linux distribution powered by Arch. Out today is EndeavourOS "Apollo" as its newest ISO of this rolling-release distribution.

11 April 2022 - EndeavourOS Apollo - 44 Comments
Arch Linux Update On The Status Of Its Toolchain

Yesterday I published an article looking at the unfortunate state of Arch Linux's GNU compiler toolchain that it's fallen behind and users raising concerns over it for months. Following that article the current Arch Linux GNU toolchain package maintainer has provided an update and is calling for at least another package maintainer to get involved.

8 February 2022 - Toolchain Status Update - 43 Comments
Arch Linux's Archinstall Preparing Better Btrfs Support, More Fixes

One of the great successes for Arch Linux in 2021 was "archinstall" debuting on the Arch Linux install media as a convenient and quick installer for this enthusiast-minded Linux distribution. This year that easy Arch Linux installer is getting into even better shape.

3 January 2022 - Archinstall 2.3.1-RC1 - 23 Comments
2021 Brought A Convenient Installer For Arch Linux, Powering The Steam Deck

Arch Linux had a pretty great year with introducing "Archinstall" as part of the official install media as a new, optional installer for conveniently installing the distribution to Valve choosing Arch Linux as their new SteamOS 3.0 base that will power their forthcoming Steam Deck handheld game console.

31 December 2021 - Arch Linux In 2021 - 16 Comments
Arch-Based EndeavourOS 21.4 Released With FSTRIM, Btrfs Zstd, PipeWire By Default

EndeavourOS as the two year old Linux distribution project built atop Arch Linux is out with a shiny new release. Beyond package updates, the new release has several default changes like now making use of the wonderful PipeWire. Looking to 2022, EndeavourOS is also exploring the possibility of a gaming-optimized build of their OS.

3 December 2021 - EndeavourOS Atlantis - 6 Comments
Archinstall 2.3 Released For Easily Installing Arch Linux

Added to the Arch Linux install media back in April was Archinstall for easy and quick installations. It's worked very well for basic Arch Linux installs in a matter of minutes while with Archinstall 2.3 now available it has even more features.

25 November 2021 - Archinstall 2.3 - 57 Comments
Arch-Based Endeavour OS Spins Up April Release, Adds Sway Community Edition

While Arch Linux now has its own convenient installer for quick and easy Arch installs, for those in search of an out-of-the-box, desktop-friendly Arch based Linux distribution Endeavour OS remains one of the leading options in 2021. This weekend marks the availability of Endeavour's April 2021 install media refresh.

18 April 2021 - Endeavour OS - 7 Comments
Arch Linux Developers Discuss Idea Of Providing An x86-64-v3 Port

While recently Arch Linux developers and stakeholders were discussing the possibility of raising the x86-64 base requirements for this Linux distribution to the "x86-64-v2" micro-architecture feature level that roughly correlates to Intel Nehalem and newer, now the discussion has shifted to keeping the same x86-64 base level while potentially offering a "x86-64-v3" port for those with newer Intel/AMD CPUs.

16 March 2021 - x86-64-v3 - 83 Comments

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