A long over due batch of updates is now available for the AMD64 architecture, with a date of 20180128. With the last batch of tarballs released almost a year ago, this update should provide quite some convenience for new users, and old users trying to reinstall.
Finally, some new looks!
Apart from updating the system releases, we have also made a series of changes to the tarballs - from how they were made, to the content of the tarballs:
aoscuser, or the
usersgroup occupying the 1000 UID and GID, respectively. You would have to create your own user, as discussed in the Wiki.
In more detail, here are some of the changes we have made to specific variants:
You may ask, where is the variant for the Deepin Desktop Environment? We have decided not to ship this variant, as we recently discovered a “feature” in the DDE Daemon that changes the system GRUB (bootloader) theme without noticing the users. We are working on a method to remove or disable this feature by default, after which the tarballs could be generated with the next batch of updates.
Speaking of the next batch, we do recognise that a year-long gap between updates has brought quite some inconvenience for new and old users a like - we do apologise for procrastinating. With automatic generation made available by Ciel, we are considering a fixed schedule for updating and releasing tarballs (say, monthly, or even weekly) to incorporate latest updates, bug fixes, and security updates. A news post will be made on this topic.
As for other architectural ports of AOSC OS, we are still working on syncing package versions on these architectures, we are aiming for tarball releases in Mid-February.
Thank you for choosing AOSC OS and we wish you enjoy the new releases!