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DistroWatch.com: Arch Linux

Arch Linux

Last Update: 2014-11-26 02:20 UTC


Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses 'pacman', its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking. Operating on a rolling release system, Arch can be installed from a CD image or via an FTP server. The default install provides a solid base that enables users to create a custom installation. In addition, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify the configuration of stock packages, and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux user repository.

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Arch Linux Summary
Distribution Arch Linux
Home Page http://www.archlinux.org/
Mailing Lists http://www.archlinux.org/mailman/listinfo
User Forums http://bbs.archlinux.org/
Documentation http://wiki.archlinux.org/
Screenshots LinuxScreenshots.org
Download Mirrors http://www.archlinux.org/download/
Bug Tracker http://bugs.archlinux.org/
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Table Notes and Explanations
  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (219)
  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature current 2011.08.19 2010.05 2009.08 2009.02 2008.06
overlord
2007.08
dontpanic
0.8
voodoo
0.7
wombat
0.6
widget
0.5
nova
0.4
dragon
0.3
firefly
0.2
vega
0.1
homer
Feature
Release Date 2014-11-26 2011-08-19 2010-05-17 2009-08-09 2009-02-17 2008-06-24 2007-08-05 2007-04-01 2005-01-24 2004-03-01 2003-07-21 2002-12-18 2002-08-07 2002-04-17 2002-03-11 Release Date
End Of Life                               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs -- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CDs
Free Download PKG ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop                               Default Desktop
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Package Management
Office Suite GOffice, Calligra, LibreOffice -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- KOffice KOffice KOffice     Office Suite
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                               Multilingual
Asian Language Support                               Asian Language Support
Full Package List current 2011.08.19 2010.05 2009.08 2009.02 2008.06 2007.08 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 Full Package List
Package current 2011.08.19 2010.05 2009.08 2009.02 2008.06
overlord
2007.08
dontpanic
0.8
voodoo
0.7
wombat
0.6
widget
0.5
nova
0.4
dragon
0.3
firefly
0.2
vega
0.1
homer
Package
abiword (3.0.0) 3.0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.4.6 2.2.3 2.0.3 1.9.1 1.0.2 1.0.2 -- -- abiword (3.0.0)
alsa-lib (1.0.28) 1.0.28 -- -- -- -- -- 1.0.14 1.0.13 1.0.8 1.0.2 0.9.4 0.9.0rc6 0.9.0rc2 -- -- alsa-lib (1.0.28)
ati-driver (14.301.1001) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (14.301.1001)
bash (4.3.30) 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.2.48 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05a 2.05a bash (4.3.30)
bind (9.10.1) 9.10.1 -- -- -- -- -- 9.4.1-P1 9.4.0 9.3.0 9.2.3 9.2.2 9.2.1 9.2.1 -- -- bind (9.10.1)
chromium (39.0.2171.71) 39.0.2171.65 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (39.0.2171.71)
cups (2.0.1) 2.0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 1.2.12 1.2.10 1.1.23 1.1.20 1.1.19 1.1.17 1.1.15 -- -- cups (2.0.1)
dhcp (4.3.1) 4.3.1 4.2.1-P1 -- -- -- -- 3.0.6 3.0.5 3.0.1 3.0pl2 3.0pl2 -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.3.1)
e2fsprogs (1.42.12) 1.42.12 1.41.14 1.41.11 1.41.8 1.41.4 1.40.8 1.40.2 1.39 1.35 1.35 1.33 1.32 1.27 1.27 1.25 e2fsprogs (1.42.12)
firefox (33.1.1) 33.1.1 -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.0.6 2.0.0.3 1.0 0.8 -- -- -- -- -- firefox (33.1.1)
freetype (2.5.3) 2.5.3 -- -- -- -- -- 2.3.5 2.3.1 2.1.9 2.1.7 2.1.4 2.0.9 2.0.9 -- -- freetype (2.5.3)
gcc (4.9.2) 4.9.2 -- 4.5.0 4.4.1 -- 4.3.1 4.2.1 4.1.2 3.4.3 3.3.3 3.3 3.2.1 2.95.3 2.95.3 2.95.3 gcc (4.9.2)
gimp (2.8.14) 2.8.14 -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.17 2.2.13 2.2.2 2.0pre3 1.2.5 1.2.3 1.2.3 -- -- gimp (2.8.14)
glibc (2.20) 2.20 2.14 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.3.4 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.1 2.2.5 2.2.5 2.2.5 glibc (2.20)
gnome-shell (3.14.2) 3.14.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.14.2)
gnucash (2.6.4) 2.6.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.4)
gnumeric (1.12.18) 1.12.17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.18)
grub (2.00) 2.02.beta2 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.94 0.93 -- -- -- -- grub (2.00)
gtk+ (3.14.5) 3.14.5 -- -- -- -- -- 2.10.13 2.10.11 2.6.1 2.2.4 2.2.2 2.0.9 -- -- -- gtk+ (3.14.5)
httpd (2.4.10) 2.4.10 -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.0.52 2.0.48 -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.10)
inkscape (0.48.5) 0.48.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.48.5)
k3b (2.0.3) 2.0.3a -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (2.0.3)
kdelibs (4.14.3) 4.14.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.1.2 3.1rc5 3.0.2 -- -- kdelibs (4.14.3)
kmod (19) 19 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (19)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.2 2.0.5 -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (4.3.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (4.3.4)
Package current 2011.08.19 2010.05 2009.08 2009.02 2008.06
overlord
2007.08
dontpanic
0.8
voodoo
0.7
wombat
0.6
widget
0.5
nova
0.4
dragon
0.3
firefly
0.2
vega
0.1
homer
Package
linux (3.17.4) 3.17.3 3.0.3 2.6.33.4 2.6.30.4 2.6.28.4 2.6.25.6 2.6.22.1 2.6.20.4 2.6.10 2.6.3 2.4.21 2.4.20 2.4.19 2.4.18i 2.4.18 linux (3.17.4)
lxde-common (0.99.0) 0.99.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.0)
mariadb (10.0.15) 10.0.14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.0.15)
mate-desktop (1.8.1) 1.8.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.8.1)
MesaLib (10.3.4) 10.3.4 -- -- -- -- -- 6.5.2 6.5.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- MesaLib (10.3.4)
mysql (5.6.21) -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.0.45 5.0.37 4.1.9 4.0.18 4.0.13 3.23.54 3.23.51 -- -- mysql (5.6.21)
nautilus (3.14.2) 3.14.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.4 2.0.7 -- -- -- nautilus (3.14.2)
NVIDIA (343.22) 343.22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (343.22)
openbox (3.5.2) 3.5.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.5.2)
openjdk (8u20) 7u71 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u20)
openssh (6.7p1) 6.7p1 5.8p2 5.4p1 5.2p1 5.1p1 5.0p1 4.6p1 4.6p1 3.9p1 3.8p1 3.6.1p2 3.5p1 3.4p1 -- 3.1p1 openssh (6.7p1)
openssl (1.0.1j) 1.0.1j 1.0.0d 1.0.0 0.9.8k 0.9.8l 0.9.8h 0.9.8e 0.9.8e 0.9.7e 0.9.6l 0.9.6i 0.9.6h 0.9.6e -- 0.9.6c openssl (1.0.1j)
perl (5.20.1) 5.20.1 5.14.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.6 5.8.3 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.6.1 5.6.1 perl (5.20.1)
php (5.6.3) 5.6.3 -- -- -- -- -- 5.2.3 5.2.1 5.0.3 4.3.4 4.3.2 4.2.3 4.2.2 -- -- php (5.6.3)
postfix (2.11.3) 2.11.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (2.11.3)
postgresql (9.3.5) 9.3.5 -- -- -- -- -- 8.2.4 8.2.3 7.4.6 7.4.1 7.3.3 -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.3.5)
Python (3.4.2) 3.4.2 -- -- -- -- -- 2.5.1 2.5 2.4 2.3.3 2.2.3 2.2.2 2.2.1 -- -- Python (3.4.2)
qt (5.3.2) 4.8.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.3.3 3.3.0 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.0.5 -- -- qt (5.3.2)
samba (4.1.13) 4.1.13 -- -- -- -- -- 3.0.25b 3.0.24 3.0.10 3.0.2 2.2.8 2.2.7 2.2.5 -- -- samba (4.1.13)
systemd (217) 217 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (217)
thunderbird (31.2.0) 31.2.0 -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.0.6 1.5.0.10 1.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (31.2.0)
vim (7.4) 7.4 -- -- -- -- -- 7.1 7.0 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.0 vim (7.4)
vlc (2.1.5) 2.1.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.1.5)
xfdesktop (4.10.3) 4.10.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.8.18 4.0.3 3.8.18 3.8.18 -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.10.3)
xine-lib (1.2.6) 1.2.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.1.4 1.0 1-rc3a 1-beta12 0.9.13 -- -- -- xine-lib (1.2.6)
xorg-server (1.16.2) 1.16.2 -- -- -- -- -- 1.2.0 1.2.0 (6.8.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (1.16.2)


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