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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

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Gnome 3.10 and Nautilus

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

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New header in Cnchi v0.4.1

Thanks to lots.0.logs we have new header style and  some aesthetic changes in our ‘language’ screen.

Feature selection screen

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Feature Selection for Openbox

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Feature Selection for Gnome

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

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You will be able to choose between LVM and LVM+LUKS

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.

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LUKS options in automatic installation 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.

Firewall Pre-sets

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Ufw default configuration

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.

  • All the traffic will be denied from outside the network
  • All the traffic will be allowed from the inside. Cnchi autodetects your lan network configuration.
  • Allowed traffic to Transmission.
  • Allowed traffic to SSH.

Here it is the complete list of changes and new features with this new release.

Cnchi:

  • [Enhancement] New header style and other graphical improvements
  • [Enhancement] Moved the automatic_install script from bash to python
  • [Feature] New features screen. It allow the user to configure a firewall, printing support, 3D graphics, libreoffice packages, third-party software proprietary and bluetooth.
  • [Feature] LVM/LUKS/LVM+LUKS support in automatic installation mode
  • [Feature] Network support in BASE install (netctl)
  • [Feature] Improved installation progress view
  • [Feature] Allow cnchi to use a cache directory to speed up installations
  • [Fix] Fixed label partitions changes without mount point being added to the fstab
  • [Fix] Hide the alongside installation mode. More work needs to be done
  • [Fix] Fix the installation progressbar messages being displayed when the installation was already finished.
  • [Fix] Fix cnchi freezes when exiting the installation and on installation finished if the user doesn’t want to reboot
  • [Fix] Fix check for special dirs to be mounted or unmounted if needed

Live ISO:

  • Syslinux v6
  • Fix error on boot in some cases (GDM replaced by LXDM)
  • Some font packages included to be used in Cnchi