Welcome to the home of ArchServer, a derivative work of Arch Linux designed to be more stable in order to be suitable for server use.
Arch Linux is a Linux distribution gaining in popularity due to it's KISS (Keep It Simple) philosophy, speed and rolling-release update methods. It has become a popular desktop distribution among users who are willing to devote time to configuring and maintaining their computer system.
The KISS philosophy and speed make it ideal for use in server environments, however the rolling-release system make it potentially unstable meaning administrators often have to spend more time maintaining the system during upgrade cycles compared to other distributions which do not use the rolling-release update model (such as Debian, RedHat or CentOS). Read more in the wiki...
ArchServer is an unofficial community project. It is still in development. There is currently no stable release suitable for production usage yet.
If you have the skills and are interested in becoming involved with this project, please see this wiki page
May 17, 2012
Well I guess you've notice we have magically come back online. Yes this is true. ArchServer is back online, sorta. The services will all come back online in the next week or so. We hope to have everything up and running 100% within a month with all packages and downloads online and ready to get ourselves back up to speed. Currently we are on a temporary server but plan to move to a more permanent server very soon. That change shouldn't cause any problems other than a brief interruption while services move.
Oct 22, 2011
We are now under new management. Fukawi was a great leader and I hope we can keep him on as long as he wants to. Now I, ShadowBranch, have taken the lead to keep this project going. Why am I doing this? I run ArchServer on 3 production environments at work, I love tinkering with linux and I love this project. I was one of the first to sign on and participated heavily in the beginning. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to spend as much time on the project as I'd like. I've had a kid and a promotion at work and that just makes life tough. My job has calmed down now and my kid is now nearly 3 and seems to no longer need me around all the time. It seems I now have free time again so it's time to keep this project going and get an official release of Redgum done. I plan to fast-track it's development based on my current experience utilizing it in a production environment.
A few notes on the websites. I haven't changed anything and I don't plan to. But you may notice glitches with certain pages being offline. I've finished the major migration of the site to the new, ArchServer Powered, servers and will continue to finish up the migration soon. I should have the rsyncs and git repos back up within 24 hours and the download repos are already up. Mirrorbrain has not been set back up but should be within 48 hours. Mailing lists will be up soon. If you no longer wish to be a mirror, please let me know.
Well, that's all I have to say for now. Welcome back everyone and lets have some fun!
Sep 12, 2011
Well it has come to the time that many projects ultimitely face; due to lack of both people, and available time of people who are involved, today we call "Time of Death" on the ArchServer Project.
For the better part of the last 2 years, ArchServer has been floating around, trying to gain traction but we have finally come to the conclusion that we do not have the manpower to achieve even the most basic goals we set for the project.
My personal thanks to the many people who have contributed to the project, especially triplem who came along early and really helped move the project forward.
I will begin to start closing down the infrastructure over the next week or so. The front page will continue to be hosted as an informative page (with read-only copies of the git trees) for the foreseable future. If anyone wants anything in particular from our combined data (Wiki? IRC logs? etc) please let me know ASAP.