At the moment we’re still going full steam ahead to reach the deadline, but we still have a lot of hurdles to conquer. You’re enthusiasm is still ongoing and that’s what keeps us going.
We noticed that on the forum as on Telegram two questions keep returning about EndeavourOS, so here are the answers on those questions.
Will EndeavourOS be available as an Antergos update, or do I have to reinstall everything again?
No, Antergos will stop existing as a distro and EndeavourOS will be a new, independant distro, that is forked of Antergos. You can however put the upcomng EndeavourOS repo in your existing system and if you don’t know how to do that, we’re going to provide you with a how to on the new forum. For people who already have their home folder installed on a seperate partiton, a reinstall is the most easiest thing to do, since EndeavourOS won’t interfere with your settings in that case.
Will EndeavourOS have extra features preinstalled like Steam or Libreoffice?
The OS will be shipped with the necessary packages to run a basic install and some small familiar Antergos features like the Nvidia-installer and yay. It will install Firefox by default (without the language packs) in a simple lay out of the DE. Every DE will be shipped with their designated Desktop Managers (Gnome with GDM, KDE with SDDM etc.)
Our goal is to make the distro as close to Arch, just enough to get you comfortably started, so we don’t want to stuff it with unnecessary bloated apps. If you want to install flatpak, timeshift or Vivaldi, for instance, you’re free to do so after the installation. For those who want that choice made before install, we refer to our sisterproject RebornOS.
EndeavourOS will all be about installing Arch conveniently, but after install learn to roll it the Arch way with a friendly and an active group of people surrounding you to show you the way.
In the original anouncement I told you that the new forum software will be Discourse. Unfortunately Discourse and our server aren’t mixing well, despite numerous tries and ways of installation.
Since @fernandomaroto @manuel are mainly busy with the ISO and @joekamprad serves as a floater between the ISO development and the website development, I took the task to install and organize the server. Due to these technical issues between the hostingprovider and Discourse and also due to personal circumstances in my life at the moment, we decided to go for another solution that can handle the modern digital life, I know you and we had our heart set on Discourse, but there comes a time when you have to let go.
We hope we satisfied your expectations for now and if you want to countdown with us you can see it litterally over on https://www.endeavouros.com