Hi everyone !
Congratulations on your release, and for your great initiative in following up after Antergos disappeared !
As a former Antergos user, like many others probably, I’ve often tried to give plain Arch a try, or to figure out how I would go about doing it. Although following the Arch wiki to set up a simple system seems straightforward enough, I’ve always thought that it was lacking advice on all the choices you have to make if you need a slightly more complex/optimized OS, ie with encryption or more recent filesystems, etc…
I believe it would be very enriching to the community to know what are the choices you made in building the distribution, (and better still, why!). I think this would allow bridging the gap between the complexity of plain Arch and a fully operational product like EOS. I think that all distros should do the same (how do you build ubuntu from debian…? tc) but since EOS is still fresh and new I thought maybe it’s a little easier to do !
It could be simple enough, either organized by category or better yet following the standard install scheme, with the choices for standard defaults (partitioning, filesystems, encryption), window manager, desktop environment, optimizations (might be more complex…) etc… and then build up on that version after version. Who knows, in many years if EOS is one of the big distros around, this could be a gold mine of info and a good history of what was done and how it was done in the linux world year after year…!
Thanks for taking the time to read this, have a wonderful day everyone !