Archcraft OS

Something special here by the same young artist responsible for the beautiful polybar themes and he calls this Archcraft OS. It’s straight up ArchLinux r/Unixporn edition. Fully themed and minimally loaded, the 8-18-2020 ISO comes with bspwm and openbox desktops with multiple preconfigured themes/setups for each available via menu or keybind. Using this to teach me bspwm and generally just nice to look at

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Archcraft OS
https://archcraft-os.github.io/index.html
by https://github.com/adi1090x
Download from Sourceforge

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Looks good. If I had to make something like this, it would contain sway and Openbox.

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Looks good.
And bonus points for being a Gravity Falls fan.

How well does it run?

It runs as well as any I suppose? What do you mean?

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Just wondering if it ran smooth and was usable, or if it tended to lock up/crash.
Sounds like it’s pretty good.

Ah, zero non-PEBKAC issues so far :+1: I sent the creator a mail with a link to here as well in case he felt like chiming in at any point. wonder if he got that :man_shrugging:

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Just trying out the live ISO out.

Not sure about the legalities of including the music that is in the Music folder?

No clue, hopefully its in the free/distributable domain, but not something I’m going to stress myself about

Ooh, a distribution from @Addy, very nice :slight_smile:

He’s a member here and we are occasionally graced with scrots from his gorgeous desktop over at the Debian forums.

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Hi HoAS,
Sorry but wrong person. It’s Adi, not Addy :smile:

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Oops, what a mistake to make :blush:

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This is pretty nice

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blindingly bright but sexy as hell

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I installed it on a partition, even used one of his Archiso builds before he launched Archcraft. Visually, it’s pretty stunning, and the switchable themes are quite clever. As a distro itself, I’d rather build it on top of Arch, as it seemed a little like his own preference of build, but you can build your own Archcraft ISO and do it that way. IMO it’s a great use and display of Openbox, and the update to his original release is much improved, from what I gather due to the user feedback.

I like the minimalism. Compared to “spin” like Mabox - which feels claustrophobic for an Openbox distro - Archcraft is more like Crunchbang in philosophy, but with peacock feathers and a Polybar. It’s a rousing start, bold and imaginative. I haven’t tested it as far as a use case like a platform for my eventual DAW (as in workflow and such), but it’s only been out for a couple of months. I look forward to see how much progress it makes in the future.

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