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Saw this pop up on one of my feeds today; Source
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The operating system by the users for the users


Some of the most technologically advanced Linux distributions available, organize their projects, based on obsolete, autocratic and/or hierarchical management methods. There is no consideration of input or ideas from the majority of subordinate members in such a system.

For obvious reasons, we feel there are far more suitable options available for a volunteer open source Linux based project.

Our solution is a community-driven project that prioritizes member opinion, input, and ideas above all else. Have an opinion about the project direction, a good idea or even some general criticism? Lets discuss it, as long as things remain constructive, we would actually encourage it.

We currently offer an installer for Arch Linux with no additions or alterations. We also have some very ambitious plans for the future, in providing our community members an Arch Linux based distro that is ultimately, what they decide it should be.

We'd like to offer our project as a home to all individuals looking to truly be part of a Linux Distribution, rather than being allowed to use someone else's vision of one.




What The Evo/Lution Linux Project Is About
  • A relaxed, user friendly, community driven project
  • A foundation to build your idea of the perfect Linux OS
  • A community where all members will have an influence on the projects direction and outcome
  • We encourage friendly constructive communication between Evo/Lution users, support roles, developers
  • We emphasize the powerful outcome for everyone involved, by bringing the community together as a team
  • We empower all community members through participation in deciding the direction of the Evo/Lution project




Benefits Of Using The Evo/Lution-AIS Installer
  • Lution-AIS is the easiest to use, most flexible, and powerful cli installer ever designed for Linux
  • The easiest and most straight forward way to get Arch installed
  • Contains condensed, thorough explanations and instructions at each step of required user input
  • By design, does not obscure or hide anything going on from the user
  • Through usage, exposes inexperienced Linux users to some of the details of a Linux system



Addendum: Carl's forum post explains this so well, I copy & pasted it below. Jeff
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Evo/Lution is not intended to provide "yet another" derivative or distro. There are already plenty of them, Arch-based and otherwise.

Evo: The live CD that cannot be installed. It is simply a platform to run the Lution installer.

Lution: the Installer (now known as "Lution-AIS"). Installs the Arch Linux base, and optionally, a desktop of choice. Packages are also downloaded and installed directly from the Arch repos during the installation process, so you always get the most up-to-date stuff. Absolutely no custom or AUR packages are installed. It's pure vanilla Arch.

The intended community are therefore all Arch users and enthusiasts; not those specifically aligned to any distro. In other words, the project is intended to unite Arch users and developers, rather than to further fragment them.

As such, all arch users and enthusiasts are entirely welcome to join, talk, and engage with other Arch or Arch-derivative users here on the forum. That should be quite interesting!

This is also intended to be a community-driven and focused project. So as well as being free to openly discuss relevant issues - general or specific about Arch, its derivatives, and/or this project, we'd also love to hear your thoughts and ideas about Evo/Lution itself.

All constructive criticism - positive and negative - will be listened to. It's all about the community.

As for this project, there are currently some exciting discussions and developments happening in respect to its future direction. As these are ironed out, agreed, and finalised, updates will be posted for your feedback.

Best Wishes,

Carl


Seeing as we have quite a few Arch users here, thought some may be interested in it. I haven't taken an in depth look of it yet, but plan to later.
Edited by Shrak - 10/18/14 at 6:09pm
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So...this will be a way for lazy bums like me to get Arch working without having to use Archbang? I like the sound of that.
     
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This is what i used to install Arch. The only reason i used it was because of Xorg spitting out lots of errors and there was nowhere a solution to be found... (Atleast none that fixed it.)
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This sounds like a nice option for people that want to be involved in the development of a distro and have their voice/opinion heard. Having first hand experience within the Arch dev community, that does not happen (things have really gone downhill since Judd left). It's nice to see a community form that really cares about the users.
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Good luck to the guys. The problem I've found with Arch-based distros is that they end up breaking something or taking some shortcut somewhere unexpected, and you end up spending just as much time getting it running as you would have with vanilla arch. But this sounds promising if they keep to their brief.
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Good luck to the guys. The problem I've found with Arch-based distros is that they end up breaking something or taking some shortcut somewhere unexpected, and you end up spending just as much time getting it running as you would have with vanilla arch. But this sounds promising if they keep to their brief.

Makes me remember when gnome broke only because i ran a package update. mad.gif
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He took a beating in the Arch forums, then took a beating at linux.org he took it all with aplomb so he has my respect.
 
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He took a beating in the Arch forums, then took a beating at linux.org he took it all with aplomb so he has my respect.

Yeah, one of the few downsides of the more elitist sides of the community. But seeing as he hasn't been swayed by all the hate and is still pushing on, it'll be worth to see how the project goes. I don't have a problem with installing Arch from command line, but having a new installer would still be quite nice, especially for those who are either lazy or think the command line is too hard. And at the point I'm at, having an easy to use installer for basic systems would be good. I'm starting to get lazy, if I want a system up and running I don't want to have to mess around too much anymore, yet I still want a vanilla Arch...
Edited by Shrak - 10/20/14 at 7:21pm
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Yeah, one of the few downsides of the more elitist sides of the community. But seeing as he hasn't been swayed by all the hate and is still pushing on, it'll be worth to see how the project goes. I don't have a problem with installing Arch from command line, but having a new installer would still be quite nice, especially for those who are either lazy or think the command line is too hard. And at the point I'm at, having an easy to use installer for basic systems would be good. I'm starting to get lazy, if I want a system up and running I don't want to have to mess around too much anymore, yet I still want a vanilla Arch...

It would also be nice if you could install the base system from the ISO.

My internet makes the install process go really slow. Arch takes me almost a whole day to install.

Just installing the core 200mb at 10KB/s takes forever.
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It would also be nice if you could install the base system from the ISO.

My internet makes the install process go really slow. Arch takes me almost a whole day to install.

Just installing the core 200mb at 10KB/s takes forever.

Is there nothing faster available over where you live...?
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