The past week we’ve read a lot of encouraging posts about our project, the Endeavour project was, already making soundwaves through the community and beyond.
It must come to no surprise to you that the start of this project isn’t an easy ride, in fact your enthusiasm for us is heartwarming and daunting at the same time.
Are we going to deliver on the high expectations, is the community really going to follow us to our destiny, which serverprovider are we going to choose, is it wise to stick with Cnchi even if it has a bad reputation and how are we going to solve certain errorcodes?
These and many, many more questions haunted and taunted us the past week. (and from my perspective, it felt like six months)
Despite the occasionally light panic attacks, the overal feeling of being on the right track with this one prevails. And hey, even James Cook with his crew and the big heads at NASA must’ve had some moments of doubts on their Endeavour.
With all this in mind, we are proud to present you:
I can feel and hear that the large part of you are scratching their heads right now and shouting at your screens: What the **** Bryan?!?!
Trust me, this wasn’t a fixed plan from the beginning, but since the name already gave us your trust and we’ve read a lot of remarks that you actually liked the name, why not adopting it?
Either you’re thinking of a community that’s going to move further to a new environment or a new user that puts their first steps in Arch waters, Endeavour is the word that covers it all. So that’s why we decided to stick with it.
Basicly we are going to continue the road Antergos already has been taken so:
The K.I.S.S. principle (Keep It Simple Stupid)
A graphical online installer with 10 desktop environments to choose from with an uncomplicated repo, making the experience as close to Arch.
RebornOS installer – This new installer derived from Cnchi has hit a milestone in the development stage and will soon be available for testing. The first Endeavour release will be shipping the current Cnchi installer, untill the RebornOS installer has reached golden status.
Ofcourse we’re not going to clone Antergos, so these will be the differences:
- XFCE will be our live environment, since we offer users the most common DE’s, this environment’s sole purpose is to give an impression what the aspiring user can expect and for the existing users to troubleshoot in a simple and straightforward fashion.
Choosing XFCE gives us, the team, the freedom to combine Endeavour with our regular lifes.
We are going to offer two types of ISO:
Developer edition – will be our testing ISO with the online Cnchi installer, for people who are interested in what we are planning in the next release and like to toy around with it on a VM or extra machine.
Stable edition – will be our official release ISO and will contain the online Cnchi installer with 10 DE’s to choose from and an offline installer that installs XFCE with some basic apps preinstalled, ready to go.
With the offline installer we try to cater to the wishes of users with an unstable internetconnection and also having a fallback solution, in case the online installer has problems getting certain packages from the repo’s.
ISO releases – Our releases will carry names, so here kicks in your efforts. We selected a selection of names you’ve provided us, that we think are fit to be the name of our first release. So you can start voting soon.
Website and forum
This will be a complete new site and forum with a new design, therefore existing Antergos users will have to subscribe to the forum.
The Antergos wiki is going to move with us, so there’s no loss of data. (thanks to @karasu )
Social media will be focused on open source equivalants like Mastodon and Telegram.
Twitter – We still have under consideration, since not everybody has Mastodon and we’re going to use Social media also to notify in case of server failure.
Do you have a photo or wallpaper art you like to share, that has no copyright, no nudity and no offensive language and graphics? We are interested! By next week we will provide you with a place to submit it to us and who knows, maybe your masterpiece wiil be in our wallpapersection.
We hope you will join us on our new path in this already wonderful journey and fix this in your agenda:
EndeavourOS is going to launch on 1 July 2019
You’re more than welcome to join the party.
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