The Arch Way (Dansk)
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De følgende fire principperer omfatter, hvad der normalt henvises til som Arch-metoden eller Arch-filosofien.
Dette beskrives lettest med akronymet KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid - hvilket på dansk er noget a'la Holde det enkelt - Dumme!
Mange Linux-distributioner beskriver sig selv som "enkle". Dog har 'enkelthed' mange definitioner.
Arch Linux definerer enkelthed som en let grundstruktur uden unødvendige tilsætninger, modifikationer eller komplikationer, hvilket lader en individuel bruger forme systemet efter sit eget behov. Kort sagt: En elegant minimalistisk tilnærmelse.
A lightweight base structure does not mean that the base system is small. Rather, the base system is devoid of all clutter that may obscure important parts of the system, or make access to them difficult or convoluted. It has a streamlined set of configuration files that are arranged for quick access and editing, with no cumbersome graphical configuration tools that tend to hide possibilities from the user. An Arch Linux system is therefore readily configurable to the very last detail.
On the other hand, Arch Linux keeps the inherent complexities of a Linux system intact, while time exposing them to the user. Arch Linux developers and users believe that trying to hide the complexities of a system actually results in an even more complex system, and is therefore to be avoided.
Openness goes hand in hand with simplicity, and is also one of the guiding principles of Arch Linux development.
Arch Linux uses simple tools, that are selected or built with openness of the sources and their output in mind.
While openness may be overwhelming to many new Linux users, experienced Arch Linux users find it welcoming and practical. It removes all boundaries between the user and the system, giving users more control over the system and simplifying system maintenance.
The open nature of Arch Linux also implies a fairly steep learning curve, but experienced Arch Linux users tend to find the other more closed systems much more difficult to control.
The Openness principle extends to its community members as well. Arch Linux users are known to be very open with help and advice, as well as with package contributions to the community maintained Arch User Repository.
Whereas many Linux distributions attempt to be more 'user-friendly', Arch Linux has always been, and will always remain 'user-centric'.
Arch Linux makes the user the center of the system by giving them full, and only full, control over the system.
Arch Linux users fully manage the system on their own. The system itself will offer little assistance, except for a simple set of maintenance tools that are designed to perfectly relay the user's commands to the system.
The user-centric design also implies a certain “do it yourself” approach. Rather than requesting a new feature be implemented by developers, Arch Linux users have a tendency to solve problems themselves and share the results with the community and development team. This is especially true for user-contributed packages found in the Arch User Repository -- the official Arch Linux repository for community-maintained packages.
Another guiding principle of Arch Linux development is freedom of choice. The users are not only permitted to make all decisions concerning system configuration, but also get to choose what their system will *be*.
By keeping the system simple, Arch Linux provides the freedom to make any choice about the system.
A freshly installed Arch Linux system contains core Linux components with no automatic configuration performed. Users are able to configure the system as they wish. Right from the start, every component of the system is accessible for instant removal or replacement by alternative components.
The large number of packages in the various Arch Linux repositories also support freedom of choice. Further, in comparison to other distributions, the process of creating a new package is itself a simple, open, user-centric, and free process. New packages can be created easily with a little knowhow using the Arch Build System.
As Judd Vinet, the founder of the Arch Linux project said: "It (Arch Linux) is what you make it."