With the 22.6 release of EndeavorOS, codename Artemis, the project maintainers are primarily presenting a snapshot with updated packages. In addition to newer software, the Linux distribution, which is based on Arch Linux with its rolling release, also brings improvements. For example, the offline installer, which installs the Xfce desktop by default, has been tidied up significantly.
A combined offline and online installer can be found on the installation ISO. This allows you to choose whether to install the full Xfce desktop directly from the media. Or whether one of the seven other desktop environments that are supported ex works should end up on the computer using the online option: Xfce, Mate, LXQt, LXDE, Cinnamon, Plasma, Gnome, Budgie. There is also a choice between the window manager Openbox and the tiling window managers i3-WM, BSPWM, Sway, Qtile and Worm.
The developers emphasize with a wink that they have already activated the checkboxes for the necessary basic installation in the installer menu. Users only have to select the desired desktop environment. In practice, of course, it’s not that easy, but almost.
Interested parties must of course enter a user name and password and choose whether they want to delete the hard drive or customize a specific partition layout of their own. The time zone, language and keyboard layout selections still have to be made (the defaults probably fit most and can be accepted with a simple click on “Next”) – not much more is needed to load EndeavorOS 22.6 onto the hard drive carry.
Much of the included software is (almost) up-to-date again. The packages include Calamares 3.2.60, Firefox 101.0.1, Linux Kernel 5.18.5, Mesa 22.1.2, Xorg-Server 21.1.3 and the kernel modules nvidia-dkms 515.48.07 on the installation media. Firefox, among other things, is of course at the recently published level 102 after the first update run.
Firefox is up to date 102 after the first EndeavorOS 22.6 update.
With the new release, both archlinux-keyring and endeavouros-keyring are updated prior to online installation to avoid keyring issues. pipewire-media-session has been replaced by wireplumber. For the Budgie desktop environment, the developers have added budgie-control-center to the EndeavorOS repositories to provide an improved and native user experience for Budgie users.
Also, the Xfce4 and i3 installation no longer restarts the firewall applet by default. Now the distribution also supports downgrading of packages (eos-downgrade). And there is an installation option for EndeavorOS on ARM systems.
On the EndeavorOS release website, the project operators also link several download mirrors from which the installation images can be downloaded.
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