The Antergos Development Team is pleased to announce the latest release of our live installation image, Antergos 2013.11.17.
This image includes our latest improvements in Cnchi, our graphical installer with great new features.
New options to expand the user configuration when installing the system and more stability and fixed bugs in Cnchi are the main characteristic of this new release.
GNOME 3.10 inside our ISO
Gnome 3.10, latest Gnome release, is now available to be tested in our Live ISO.
As an extra, we in Cnchi are working to have some of the new GTK 3.10 goods. Karasu, one of our devs, has done advances in this matter. Soon you’ll have some pics.
New header style
Thanks to lots.0.logs we have new header style and some aesthetic changes in our ‘language’ screen.
Feature selection screen
Following the idea of our colleagues at Semplice Linux we made a feature selection screen.
A new section where you could set some packages and configurations to be included. Depending on the selected desktop, you will be presented with a list of features.
By default, only the Firewall (ufw + gui) and the printing support (cups + drivers) will be activated, and the Bluetooth support will also be activated by default if detected.
LVM and LUKS Encryption support in Automatic Mode
This is one of the most exciting improvements in Cnchi. Encryption and LVM support has been added to the automatic installation mode. This will allow the user to create a LVM system automatically and use LUKS encryption upon it.
The encryption support is not yet available in the advance installation mode, but LVM volumes can be used (but not be created or removed) in advanced mode.
While configuring LUKS, you may provide a key password for your installation, or leave it blank and Cnchi will setup a key file for you. The key file must then be moved from the boot partition to somewhere safe, like an USB key.
By default, Cnchi will set up some rules to your firewall. This rules will be shown to the user when following to the next screen if the Firewall option is activated.
Here it is the complete list of changes and new features with this new release.