AryaLinux 2017 released with updated packages

The AryaLinux team has announced release of AryaLinux 2017, latest updated snapshot and installation scripts based on LFS(Linux From Scratch). This release includes complete build scripts for KDE Plasma and GNOME desktop environments.

AryaLinux 2017 is only available in 64 bit flavor and it would be adopted as a practice in upcoming releases. Current release also lacks graphical front end for alps (AryaLinux Packaging System) which is expected to be available soon.

According to official release notes, following are notable highlights of AryaLinux 2017.
  • There is no 32 bit ISO available for download. Going forward Arya would only be released in 64 bit.
  • Kernel updated to version 4.9
  • Mate Desktop Environment upgraded from 1.15 to 1.17
  • Build scripts support building the entire KDE and GNOME desktop environments from source code
  • Libreoffice updated to version 5.2.3
  • Parole Media Player and Exaile are the default media and audio players for the XFCE and Mate Spins
  • Simple Screen Recorder is back with QT5
  • A separate builder disk is released with build scripts to build the entire distribution from source code.
  • The builder script simplifies the process of build further. Only one script needs to be run and the whole system would be built without any intervention.
  • Advanced build options like configuring the kernel can be specified while building.
  • Build scripts can create ISO files and make stage-wise backups if specified.
  • Package updates can be done through alps.
  • Alps features a new command to list all available packages and the list of installed packages.
  • Alps can be used to build packages either from source URL or using the source tarball. This is however not a very foolproof way of installing from source but generally works.
  • alps updatescripts now picks up the latest build scripts from github so when you install, you would be installing the latest packages.

Download AryaLinux 2017
(64 BIT Only)

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