Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Alex Filgueira has announced the release of Cinnarch 2013.01.23, the latest build of the project's desktop distribution that combines Arch Linux with Cinnamon (a fork of GNOME Shell). This is a beta release. From the announcement: "Another month, another release. This one with some great improvements. One of the downsides of installing Cinnarch is the time that the installer spends downloading the packages. Almost 500 MB in packages have to be downloaded one after the other. This new version reduces the downloading time doing parallel downloads thanks to a Pacman wrapper called powerpill. This new system downloads everything with a 12 MB connection in just 4 - 6 minutes. With this we avoid the 'select mirror' step, because there's no need, but at the end, in your final system, you will have selected by default the 5 fastest mirrors to your location in the case of the Arch Linux repositories." Download (MD5) the live CD image from here: cinnarch-2013.01.23-x86_64.iso (699MB).