Antergos was one of the first Arch-based distros to bring a nice interface to the end user.
One of Arch's most traditional Linux distros will close down after 7 years. Considered by many to be an easy-to-use distraction for anyone wishing to enter the Arch world.
In a statement on their website, which was on Tuesday (21), the main devs of the project, Dustin, Alex and Gustau, thanked the support and incentives they received from the community over these 7 years. When they started monitoring how many downloads were made, starting in 2014, they reached the 931,439 times Antergos was downloaded.
In the statement it reads as follows:
Today we are announcing the end of this project. As many of you have probably noticed in recent months, we no longer have enough free time to properly maintain Antergos. We came to this decision because we believe that continuing to neglect the project would be a huge community disservice. Doing this now, while the project code still works, provides an opportunity for interested developers to take advantage of what they think is useful and start their own projects.
For existing Antergos users: No need to worry about your installed systems, as they will continue to receive updates directly from Arch. Soon, we will release an update that removes the Antergos repositories on your system, along with all Antergos specific packages that no longer fit due to project termination. When this is complete, all packages installed in the Antergos repository that are already in AUR will start to receive updates from there.
They also said that the Forum and the Antergos Wiki will go live until users migrate to other solutions. They also mentioned that they do not intend to keep them for more than 3 months.
It's a shame such a traditional project that has helped a lot of people is closing its doors, but in the Linux world, whenever a closed project another comes to replace, we have several examples of which is probably the most popular one for that.
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