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Archcraft Lite Released

Aditya Shakya

New Flavor (Lite) of Archcraft is now available to download.

Archcraft Lite is another flavor of Archcraft, targeted at intermediate/power Linux users. Unlike main Archcraft, It does not provide you anything fancy. Just a single window manager with few basic applications and utilities.


Compared to main Archcraft, You'll not get -

  • Fancy Boot-loader (no grub themes)
  • Fancy Boot Splash (no plymouth)
  • Fancy Display Manager (themes and stuff)
  • Multiple Window Managers and Styles
  • Graphical / Calamares Installer
  • Fancy Polybars, Rofi themes
  • Even a Web Browser

What you'll get -

  • A Simple Display Manager (lxdm)
  • Just One Window Manager (openbox)
  • A Smart and User-friendly shell (fish)
  • A Simple Panel (tint2)
  • A Simple Launcher (ulauncher)
  • Few Basic Apps (terminal, file manager, text editor)
  • Few utilities (media player, screen utilities, doc viewer)
  • Few CLI Programs (vim, ranger, htop etc)
  • Just A CLI Installer (abif)
  • And A Sweet Ocean-man...

Latest Release#

Verify the authenticity of the ISO#

  • Download the ISO, gpg signature and sha256sum files
  • Make sure all the files are present in the same directory (Assuming ~/Downloads)
  • First, Verify the details of the key on keyserver, Open a terminal and run (any one):
$ gpg --keyserver hkps:// --recv-keys 7DC81F73$ gpg --keyserver hkps:// --recv-keys 7DC81F73$ gpg --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 7DC81F73
  • Then, Open terminal in the ~/Downloads folder and run following command :
$ gpg --verify archcraft-lite-2021.11.13-x86_64.iso.sig
  • Finally, Verify the sha256sum by running :
$ sha256sum -c archcraft-lite-2021.11.13-x86_64.iso.sha256sum