We’re proud to present to you our latest release:

endeavouros-2021.08.27-x86_64.iso

Our latest release of the combined offline and online installer is available over here.

The offline option installs a fully themed Xfce and the online option provides you with the choice of seven Desktop Environments Xfce, Mate, LXQt, Cinnamon, Plasma, Gnome, Budgie and tiling window managers i3-WM, BSPWM and Sway.

We already checked the box for the necessary base install in the online installer menu, all you have to do is check the box of your desired DE.

The live environment and the Xfce offline edition are shipping:

  • Calamares 3.2.41.1-9
  • Firefox 91.0.2-1
  • Linux kernel 5.13.12.arch1-1
  • Mesa 21.2.1-1
  • nvidia-dkms 470.63.01-3

EOS apps info

With this release, we introduce a new app called eos-apps-info. It lists all our apps that enhance the experience of our distro. It isn’t only a list but it also contains manuals, based on Pandoc, of each app with a clear instruction that includes pictures as well, just to make it more convenient.

Manuel made sure this database is small and light, so it doesn’t take a lot of space on the system. This app is the perfect locally installed manual for people with limited internet access or just for everyone who likes to have the info offline.

Like most of our apps, eos-apps-info isn’t installed by default. You can install it by using this command:

yay -S eos-apps-info

Calamares

  • When using auto partitioning in the installer, BTRFS now can be chosen with the possibility to create a file system with a subvolume scheme. Needless to say that EXT4 will still be an option to choose from in the auto partition.
  • Now, the wifi setting used in the live environment will be automatically installed during installation, so there’s no need to re-enter your password on a new install.
  • When chosen a DE or WM that uses LightDM, the settings of LightDM have been improved to prevent a black screen at boot with certain hardware systems. Now LightDM will wait until the GPU and GPU settings are completely initialized before starting up. GDM and SDDM didn’t have this issue. 
  • The boot process on the initial boot is more failproof, thanks to improvements the Arch team made on the archiso.
  • The installation process doesn’t fetch packages from GitHub anymore but fetches them from our repository, to prevent failed installs from users in countries where GitHub is blocked or failing due to personal security settings like firewalls etc.
  • Another improvement to prevent failed installations is the hugely improved mirrorlist handling that minimizes the use of bad mirrors.
  • Calamares has an improved and better design that makes it easier for the user to deselect the packages they don’t need in the selected DE.
  • When chosen XFCE4 or i3wm in the online installer, we now offer the possibility to select or deselect the EndeavourOS theming. For the offline XFCE4 install, the EndeavourOS theme will still be installed.
  • The Linux-lts kernel can now be chosen as an option in Calamares.
  • With the help of our moderators, we have successfully implemented the option to use parallel downloads, introduced with Pacman 6, to choose during install which increases the installation time with a landslide. The installation time is already incredibly fast by default compared to the previous ISO, but for people who have a fast and reliable internet speed, choosing parallel downloads can be a lightning-fast installation experience.     

Here are two videos to explain the refreshed pacdiff tool and the new Calamares send log tool:

As a reminder to Nvidia card users, our Nvidia-installer is installed by default after install. You only have to follow our wiki for instructions, the link is provided in our Welcome menu.

When you’ve discovered a bug in this release you can report them over here, your experiences will help us improve our future ISOs.

A little warning on the Canadian Birdrepo

Due to an upstream webserver bug, downloading a full ISO will need a manual restart after 1 GB has been downloaded. Also, until now downloads (full ISO) outside Canada have been reported as slow. Downloading package updates from the repos are handled as quickly as the other mirrors. For Canadian users, however, this mirror is a welcome addition with a more than acceptable performance.

You can download over here:

Check the ISO file before using it:

To check the ISO file with the sha512:

sha512sum -c endeavouros-2021.08.27-x86_64.iso.sha512sum

To check the ISO file with gpg signature import our key and verify

(Do not forget to trust our key after validating it)

gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys CB23504F

gpg --verify endeavouros-2021.08.27-x86_64.iso.sig

Key details:

EndeavourOS <info{at}endeavouros.com>

Key-ID: CB23504F

Type: RSA

Key-length: 2048

Fingerprint:

 497A F50C 92AD 2384 C56E 
 1ACA 003D B8B0 CB23 504F  

Are you interested in our latest development?

For those who are interested or even want to help us by giving us feedback, you can read our source code over here:

https://github.com/endeavouros-team

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