ArchLabs i3 version (2019.10.29)

Hi everybody,

I just installed the i3 version of ArchLabs on a VM. It seems to come with no pre-configured status bar (seems to me more or less stock i3 bar) - is this correct or is something not working?

Best
pwk

I have no idea re: i3 … but welcome!

I’m pretty sure I didn’t change this in the initial i3 config file on my AL, and it contains lines as below:

bar {
        status_command i3status
}

…and I see the bar at the bottom of the screen.

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We just run with the defaults where we can. We decided it’s not up to us to tell you what to use :smiley: We are happy to provide the defaults and if you want to change that it’s up the individual user :smiley:

Also what release is 2020.04.01? It can’t be an AL release.

sorry, I am getting too little sleep these days… it is 2019.10.29

Ah lol! I was confused for a second.

Like I say, we just run defaults. There are tons of cool configs, especially at /r/unixporn you can use. Polybar, bumblee-status (I prefer this one because it just works). Tint2. Lemonbar.

So many options.

Yeah I know… I was hopping to get a system an arch i3 system out of the box. I love i3 (I am using regolith linux on top of ubuntu at the moment), but I do not have the time to build it from the ground up myself. So I was hopping to that archlabs might provide a pre-configured i3 version where I can start (almost) right away doing my work (~scientific and finance coding)…

Heaps of people have commented on the quality of your i3 edition. Try the latest Beta from Sourceforge, you can grab use my configs if you’d like? I just need to add them to Github.

so I just fired up the beta version in a VM and had a closer look at it. Maybe I was too fixed on the stock i3 bar before, because I looked at the config files and it is seems quite nice actually. So maybe I am just gonna swap out the bar and that is it.
this would be my first arch system, @Dobbie03 which kernel would you recommend for my purposes (scientific coding mainly)?

No idea man, just run with the stock Arch kernel and see how you go.