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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.

Our strong community is diverse and helpful, and we pride ourselves on the range of skillsets and uses for Arch that stem from it. Please check out our forums. to get your feet wet. Also glance through our wiki if you want to learn more about Arch.

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New ISO 2013-12-25

2013-12-26

New ISO is available for download:

The ISO can be found on our ftp servers.

Currently no installer is available. Few fixes of the iso include.

/root /mnt /boot are now read / write, which should fix zfs installation issues, and allow importing of future keyrings.

Packages have been updated to the latest version, including FreeBSD 10 for better hardware support.

New Install 2013-07-12

2013-07-12

A new ISO has been released with various bug fixes. Keyring should now be copied during install. Removed the hardcoded paths in grub.cfg and also updated all packages. The new keyring has been added too.

The iso can be found on our ftp servers.

Everything is still early stages, so if you do test and have any issues, please submit a bug report so it can be fixed.

FreeBSD World Split

2013-06-01

There has been two new splits to FreeBSD-World package. The first is that now system configs have been moved to their own package: FreeBSD-Configs.

Make sure you install this package when upgrading. You will be prompted with a message for this by FreeBSD-world.

The second split, is libarchive is now completely split from and the new libarchive prefixed to /usr.

Moving Servers

2013-05-14

Over the next few weeks I will be moving everything to a new server. The new server will FreeBSD based.

The server is slightly more expensive than the server currently running the website and repository, but it has better port speeds and more bandwidth.

If you'd like to contribute to wards the cost of the server. You can donate what little you like here: Donations

The next server will be our build box, which we should get some time in the near future. We'll be able to package and push out updates quicker.

New Install 2013-05-03

2013-05-05

A new ISO has been released with various bug fixes and improvements, as well as grub now being the default loader on the CD.

The iso can be found on our ftp servers.

Everything is still early stages, so if you do test and have any issues, please submit a bug report so it can be fixed.

Older News

2013-04-15
MariaDB replace MySQL; Prefix changed to /usr; Base GCC updated to 4.7
2013-03-05
Help Keep The Project Alive
2013-02-22
ISO Now Available for Testers
2013-01-31
TODO List
2013-01-24
Site Is Still Under Construction
2013-01-21
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qt5 5.2.1-2 x86_64
xorg-server 1.15.0-2 x86_64
lib32-wxgtk2.8 2.8.12.1-3 x86_64
aspell-de 20131206-1 x86_64
lib32-libxv 1.0.10-1 x86_64
libguess 1.1-2 x86_64
miniupnpc 1.9-1 x86_64
lib32-libvisual 0.4.0-4 x86_64
cyrus-sasl 2.1.26-4 x86_64
libmowgli 2.0.0-1 x86_64
libgnomemm 2.30.0-1 x86_64
mesa 10.1.0-5 x86_64
e2fsprogs-libuuid 1.42.9-2 x86_64
antlr2 2.7.7-6 x86_64
gtkmm3 3.10.1-1 x86_64