ArcoLinux 24.03


We can now build two new ISOs – SIERRA  and AREA

Ariser is a comprehensive platform designed to streamline the Arch Linux installation process, offering two primary solutions:

  1. the ALIS (Arch Linux Install Script) for an unattended, pre-configured setup
  2. the Ariser ISO, a customized Arch Linux ISO that delivers the fastest installation experience.

ArcoLinux App Glade

We can now build the Sierra (plasma) ISO

We are thrilled to announce a significant update to the Arcolinux application, Glade, which now includes the much anticipated feature of burning the Sierra ISO directly from the interface.

Key Features:

  • Direct ISO Burning: Users can now burn the Sierra ISO to their preferred media with just a few clicks, eliminating the need for external software.
  • Enhanced Workflow: This integration simplifies the user’s workflow, allowing for a seamless transition from ISO building to burning.
  • User-Centric Design: We’ve listened to your feedback and incorporated this feature to meet the evolving needs of our community, enhancing both performance and user experience.


  • Time-Saving: Save precious time with a direct, hassle-free burning process.
  • Increased Compatibility: Ensure compatibility and stability with Arcolinux.
  • Simplified Process: The intuitive interface makes it easy for both beginners and advanced users to efficiently create bootable media.


We can now build the XANMOD ISO again

ALCI, which stands for Arch Linux Calamares Installer, is a project aimed at streamlining the installation of Arch Linux through the use of the Calamares installer. This method is especially attractive to users who consider the conventional method of installing Arch Linux, commonly known as “The Arch Way,” overly complicated or too lengthy

Power project – how to create a new look for any desktop

Tips, workflow and knowledge passed along for users and isobuilders

In these videos the author discusses the Power project of creating a personalized Plasma look for ArcoLinux. We explain the process of installing Plasma, modifying the appearance, and packaging it for our personal repository.

BYOI – major selling point – 4.000 packages can be added to the ISOS

You can now add any package from the Chaotic-AUR repository to the ArcoLinux iso builds ISOs by using a new parameter in the installation scripts.

  • Adding packages from the Chaotic-AUR repository expands the available software options for ArcoLinux ISOs, giving users more flexibility in customizing their installations.
  • The new parameter “chaoticrepo” allows users to specify whether they want to include packages from the Chaotic-AUR repository in their ISO builds.
  • Using the “pamac” package manager, users can easily search for and select the packages they want to add from the Chaotic-AUR repository.
  • Each package is added on a separate line in the package file, ensuring that only the desired packages are included in the ISO build.

Creation of ArcoLinuXL Prime – xfce4 and chadwm


It is always fulfilling to see spinoffs from our ArcoLinux University.

XRAY OS is an iso with the linux-zen kernel and a lot of gaming applications like

  • steam
  • proton
  • wine
  • and more

We have tested it in the video below.


We have updated Calamares and Archiso config for Carli.


We have decided to keep conky-lua-archers as a package and will be building it ourselves. We have the last build from the github.

As a consequence we have removed a few older conkys.

Syclo and Harfo are gone.

Qtile – distrotube config

After watching Distrotubes video we wanted a way to thank Derek for his years of support.
We also wanted to provide our users, who follow him on Youtube, with a simple way to install Derek’s take on Qtile. We based the package on the config of February 2024.

We have created a package in his honor called arcolinux-qtile-distrotube-git.

We intend to keep it in sync over time.

We did change some of the settings because we do have our own keybindings and such.

You will see that the look and feel is very much the same.

10 color schemes


There was a typo in the package numbering.

Pacman will need your manual intervention.

sudo pacman -S arcolinux-qtile-git


We have added ArchBang to the supported Arch based distros for the ArchLinux Tweak Tool.

We have also updated the ArcoLinux nemesis script so we change ArchBang the way we like it. Tutorials have been created to explain the whole workflow.

No calamares here.

It uses its own scripts to install Openbox and all its Arch Linux packages.

Arc themes update

Every 6 months or so we rebuild all 56 Arc themes with all their different colors.

We have removed grape and light-lime and added azure and dudger-blue.

We have changed the ArchLinux Tweak Tool or ATT accordingly.

The arcolinux-meta-arc-theme package was changed as well.


In this video we show you how to analyze where the GBs go to and clean your system manually.

Theming script

If you did your “skel” you will find the theming script in your .bin folder named arcolinux-change-theme.
Copy/paste it and change the name and change the theme, icons, cursors, fonts.

It will apply all the possible settings no matter on what desktop you are.


We are using the last code from the Calamares github – 04/02/2024.

More detailed information can be found in the
beta links in the menu
and of course in the commits
On github.