Talk:Arch-based distributions

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Excluded projects

Following projects are excluded since they were found to misuse the Arch Linux trademark:

  • 3du Arch, [1]
  • Archcraft, [2]
  • Arch Installer, [3]
  • Arch Rescue Kit, [4]
  • Arch USB OS, [5]
  • CondresOS, [6], [7]
  • Happy Hacking Linux, [8]
  • Namib, [9], [10]
  • Zen Installer, [11] *2016, previously OBRevenge, Revenge OS

If trademark misuse problems have been addressed since, please create a separate thread below.

-- ArchWiki:Maintenance Team


I have been fixing a few dead links and unfortunately there are very few traces left of miraclx OS/ArtanOS.

If you have any clues to where it went, please help us find a non-dead URL! Unfortunately none of the pages were archived by the Wayback Machine, most likely because they were hosted on github and gitlab before these were archived as a whole. The "best" clue I found so far is but all the relevant links in there are dead and not archived.

-- NetSysFire (talk) 07:56, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

I have not found any recent links, the only mention of it is on it's former developer's linkedin profile :
--Erus Iluvatar (talk) 09:17, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

Redirects for Arch-based distributions

There are a few redirects, e.g FaunOS and BlackArch but e.g no Manjaro (see Special:WhatLinksHere/Arch-based distributions). Do we want those kind of redirects? If not, those existing ones need to be deleted.

In my opinion it makes sense to have some for the most popular ones, but it is hard to define "popular".

-- NetSysFire (talk) 00:21, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

I would remove all of them. Defining what is "popular" is a movable feast and will only encourage bikeshedding. A simple policy of disallowing pages of Arch-based distributions means they are all treated equally, ie., deleted. -- Jasonwryan (talk) 00:53, 13 November 2021 (UTC)
+1, burn them all -- Alad (talk) 18:15, 5 December 2021 (UTC)
How will you burn an inflammable redirect with an old history? — Lahwaacz (talk) 04:13, 6 December 2021 (UTC)
I'd argue the history falls under the advertising clause in the CoC. As such, I see no issue with deleting it. -- Alad (talk) 23:15, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

Crystal Linux

Hi! As best we know, we (the Crystal developers) aren't misuing the Arch trademarks, so we would love to be listed here! You all do great work! (Our website is here: SomethingGeneric (talk) 18:07, 30 November 2021 (UTC)

That website only contains an .iso. Is the development internal, or are the sources available somewhere? -- Alad (talk) 10:47, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
[12] -- Alad (talk) 22:48, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

Broken section link

Hi, looks like CyberOS has a new website :

--Erus Iluvatar (talk) 09:14, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

Seems like the domain moved from to I've removed the entry for now, until the project has a stable domain (or is hosted on a known hoster like github). -- Alad (talk) 15:49, 5 December 2021 (UTC)
The doman is still but references to the project were removed. There are some git repositories in [13], including a Github Pages repository (which is however unreachable). Most of the mirrors are dead as well, and the last updated ISO is from August 2021. The last package updates in "cyber-testing" are from December 2021.
In summary, it seems this project died in 2021. The github page confirms this. I'll add a link in the Inactive section. -- Alad (talk) 22:56, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

Arch Hurd should be moved to the inactive section

Arch Hurd's last update to its packages was on 2019-05-05:

Silejonu (talk) 12:30, 20 December 2021 (UTC)

The last bootstrap image is from 5 months ago. [14] -- Alad (talk) 18:39, 20 December 2021 (UTC)
Nothing since. Moving to the inactive section. -- Alad (talk) 22:59, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

Add Asahi Linux

Asahi Linux is a new Arch Linux ARM based distro with Mac M1 drivers included.--Gxbag (talk) 08:42, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

The way to install this thing is to run a curl pipe, which retrieves an archive from a CDN and then extracts it and runs it as root. Questionable at best. -- Alad (talk) 23:12, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

ChakraLinux Discontinued

ChakraLinux has been officially discontinued in 2019, as stated on twitter. It should be moved to the Inactive category.

Giasko (talk) 22:35, 9 June 2022 (UTC)

Done, thank you. --Indigo (talk) 19:41, 10 June 2022 (UTC)

LinHES seems dead

Last activity was years ago and it hasn't had a release in some time. Mailing lists are not even there any more --Ainola (talk) 00:18, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

Well, a rolling release might not need ISOs as frequent as Arch's. I've looked at their news, bug tracker, forum and repo. You are right, there is not much activity but I also saw no official notice of it phasing out. distrowatch lists it as dormant; their status is applied automatically after two years without a new point-release - which may just be a wrong classification in this case. --Indigo (talk) 14:53, 23 June 2022 (UTC)
The only activity is on their forums, their repositories in particular have last been updated in 2019. I think it's safe to say this project is discontinued. -- Alad (talk) 22:45, 23 June 2022 (UTC)
Moved to Arch-based_distributions#2019, closing -- Alad (talk) 23:13, 23 June 2022 (UTC)