Since the sad, but understandable anouncement earlier this week, I like most of you, was a bit emotional about it. Antergos gave me a very sturdy learning experience with Linux that still goes on this day.
Beside the great work the devs gave me, it was this friendly and great community that made distrohopping a thing of the past for me. Thanks to you I’ve discovered that Linux is so much more than a DE and an underlying distro.
So why break up this great thing we have going on right here?
After my question on the forum, I noticed (not surprisingly) that the love for Antergos, but foremost the community didn’t die.
So I’ve teamed up with the following moderators to brainstorm about the future of this community: @anarch , @fernandomaroto , @joekamprad , @manuel , @Keegan and in addition @luke_d .
These are all members who gave all, in their own way, an invaluable input to the community. We’ve talked to Karasu and he gave us the permission to use the Antergos code, but not the name. Antergos was their project and having carry on the name would indicate that they are somehow still affiliated with the project. This also gives us the freedom to start from scratch, instead of cloning Antergos.
We are proud to anounce our project, code name Endeavour!
This is going to be a distro with you, the community in mind.
The first stage is to move the community to another forum, since this one is going to be offline within three months.
The plan for this forum is to make an environment that is inviting and friendly, by designing the main page to have a section that covers Linux and tech related news and a section with current threads, ofcourse there will also be a link that directs you directly to the forum with the same feel that you’re used to. In a later stage we also want to launch a Youtube channel with vlogs.
For the distro itself the plan is to make a distro that is as close and clean to Arch, as you are used to, with the creature comforts of Antergos.
This distro will contain an offline installer, that @fernandomaroto already has developed under the name Portergos with some alterations and it will also contain an online installer that is derived from Cnchi. For this we teamed up with Reborn’s main developer @Keegan , since Reborn has a different starting point as a distro and its own community with their specific needs, the two projects won’t intervene, but now makes use of two developerteams to maintain and improve the installer. It also makes sense that two distro’s that have their roots in Antergos are collaborating.
Earlier I’ve mentioned that the AnthOS devs would join in, but their project is already in an advanced state, with a different philosophy, so we would hold them back.
Like I’ve said earlier this distro, code name Endeavour, is all about you, so input and collaboration is key here.
The team I’ve presented is the core team of this operation, but for the next stages we value your cooperation. If you like this concept and would like to join or pitch in, you’re more than welcome, so if you know coding, or you want to help by maintaining the news and article feed as a blogger or vlogger, please let us know. Ofcourse enthusiasm and helping out other users on the forum is also the most important way to contribute. Donations will be an option for the next stage.
I really hope you’re as enthusiastic as we are in maintaining the Antergos legacy and this wonderful community.
So as a first step in the collaboration, we ask you to submit a new name for this distro. You can submit untill next Thurday and then we’re going to vote between the best four or five names. Let your imagination go wild and think of a name that suits the vibe of this community……