First of all: Welcome to the offical EndeavourOS website. It’s not finished yet, but for now this is the first serious layout towards your upcoming hangout place…..

A lot of you have already tried our first two Beta releases and we’re very happy on your feedback so far, not only on the ISO, but also on the proposed logo made by Nate X. Please keep them coming, it’s essential for the improvement of the OS. Also we like to express our gratitude to our very first members who donated with Leechi, if you either expressed your enthusiasm by donating, giving feedback, offering help or just be there on our Telegram channel, THANK YOU for your trust……. This means a lot to us.

The fifteenth of July is nearing and as you already noticed EndeavourOS is beginning to turn into something visible and visitable very fast. So here I give you the features you can expect on the fifteenth.

Website:

The website is going to be based on WordPress and Discourse……… Yes you’re reading it right, we finally succeeded to get Discourse working on our server, despite the earlier announcement that we dropped it. As you already noticed we decided to go with Nate X ‘s logo, he’s going to work on the font for the final draft, but the figure is going to stay. I’m hard at work designing the website, but there’s going to be a short French, Spanish, Catalan and German intro on the forum. For the Spanish, Catalan and German part we already have members that offered help to write it, I only need a French native speaker to translate our story. If you like to help out and you’re French, or Canadian-french, please let me know.

Distro

The beta releases have been all about the offline installer, Calamares. As you know Cnchi has caused serious problems to be working outside the Antergos eco system and it needs a complete rewrite to work. The Fenix installer by RebornOS is getting more into shape, but needs more time to properly function. Joe is working on a guideline for people who like to join in on the installer project on Gitlab, but he’s going to release an announcement on this tomorrow. In the meantime, we’ve decided to launch EndeavourOS with the stable version of the offline installer. This is temporarily, untill we get the online installer working, either that’s going to be Cnchi, Fenix or another online installer.

We already announced that EndeavourOS will be having a smaller repo than Antergos, all the DE’s, except i3-wm and Openbox, will have a small layer of customization with the Arc theme and icons. Some of the apps and packages you can expect are: Firefox, Gparted, Kalu and Yay. We are aware that we’re shipping some AUR packages by default, but it’s over fifty percent less than Antergos shipped and since this distro is build with the Antergos community in mind, we still want to give them some good old Antergos convenience in our repo. Our goal was always to deliver a system that’s close to Arch and not vanilla Arch. We are still convinced that, despite these preinstalled packages, EndeavourOS will be a system with less bloat than most of our competitors with a similar active and friendly community. We’re aiming to reach the large group of distrohoppers, who want to learn Arch the Arch way with a more than friendly community to fall back on.

I’m sure we (and with we, I’m counting you in as well) will make this distro a success and for now we’re counting on your support and feedback on the beta releases and more……….

Untill the next newsupdate and in the meantime, enjoy life! (Digital and Analog)

Bryan

Connect with us:
Categories: Uncategorized

15 Comments

FastGame · June 23, 2019 at 8:25 pm

Hello Bryan & EndeavourOS team

I’ve been testing the two Beta releases and everything is looking good. I don’t know how to give feedback, some reason I can’t login to Antergos forum nor can I sign up as new user……won’t let me.

I’m looking forward to joining the new community with the same friendly people Antergos had.

Thanks

    Bryanpwo · June 25, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Our forum will go live on July the 15th, but in the meantime you can also join us on our Telegram channel
    @EndeavourOS

Name · June 23, 2019 at 8:35 pm

I hope that everything (firefox in particular) will be optional during the installation process.

Good luck!

Lawrence H. Bulk · June 24, 2019 at 2:32 pm

I hope that such programs as MakeMKV, HandBrake, soundkonverter, balenaEtcher, Deluge, Dropbox, Opera, Telegram Desktop, DeadBeef, DeVeDe, pdfSAM, calibre, Audacious, Audacity, VLC (with Play Blu Ray) will all be included in either the EndeavourOS repository(s) or, preferably, the AUR repository included with EndeavourOS.

These are all programs I use extensively and I absolutely need them on any OS that I use. There must be at least a way (preferably easy) to install any of these programs.

There are also some other programs that I must have though, just now, I cannot remember all of their names.

    axt · June 24, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    I use…I need…I use.

    There are other users with different preferences. As far as I read, EndeavourOS should be even closer to Arch than Antergos was. I welcome that.

    Now let the few people bring their first release! And you, Lawrence H. Bulk, will probably manage to install the packages you want yourself.

      Utzinger · June 26, 2019 at 7:22 am

      I feel happy to have antergos, now switched to endeavour.
      Keep the good spirit up.

    Bryanpwo · June 24, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    We’re trying to keep the repo as light as possible, so they won’t be included, but it isn’t hard to install them. The community is there to point you in the right direction.

      axt · June 24, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      > We’re trying to keep the repo as light as possible

      Very well!

Morgan · June 24, 2019 at 3:32 pm

Where can we get the beta?

joekamprad · July 2, 2019 at 5:21 pm

BETA also downloadable at endeavouros side now:
http://endeavouros.com/?page_id=83

Stefan · July 3, 2019 at 7:08 am

I have been rather hyped for this release.
A bit disappointed but fully understanding about the web installer. I don’t have the money or skill to contribute unfortunately.

Lucky for me I I’m an xfce person so as long as the offline installer is reasonably fresh I’ll go with that one!

Good luck and see you in the 15th 🙂

Bryanpwo · July 3, 2019 at 7:51 am

I can completely understand your disappointment, we were also disappointed that the web installer caused havoc at a crucial time. Nevertheless you’re welcome to join us on the 15th and you can also join the forum already.

Katrina0129 · July 3, 2019 at 4:47 pm

Really excited about this distro and it’s attempt to follow in the footsteps of Antergos. I am a veteran Linux user and also a veteran distro hopper. I settled on Antergos because if all the choice we had during install. Really all I look for is roughly the game options during install like we had with Antergos… The DE choices, Steam support, LTS kernel or latest and greatest, print support, all that. That’s why I loved Cnchi. It really was easy to use and set up your computer as to how you want. It made it easy to make it a gaming machine, a business machine, or even a general home use machine. You guys are doing something great here. I literally cried when I saw Antergos was being discontinued, it’s what I’ve always felt Linux should be… easy to install but also once done, easy to use but amazing for power users as well. Thanks for trying to keep the Antergos vibe going but also stick close to Arch. I’m going to miss Antergos but I am watching you all and RebornOS because it looked to me that the two distros will work together on things. Very excited for this.

    Bryanpwo · July 3, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you for your nice words.

Comments are closed.