hello to all!
i love the manjaro-architect
...great thanks to the developer(s)! - i understand it's Chrysostomus (?)
i used it only once so far and it worked for me exactly as promised.
to explain, why i love the idea behind it, i need to tell how i got to it:
i am using Linux now roughly since 2 years - went from linuxmint over opensuse over antergos finally to archlinux, willing to install it "the arch-way"... Trying this i constantly got the feeling, i am still just to 'noobish' to succeed in it. then i stumbled upon the "systemd VS 'any decent solution'"-discussion
- (and was somehow a bit shocked about the unfamiliar amount of stubbornness which accompanies this subject - but anyway...) - and choose to rather make my self familiar with technology, that follows Ideas, which seem decent to me, even though it excludes me of a lot of support.
"Warning: Arch Linux only has official support for systemd"
so i looked around for arch-openrc-distros, where i might look into - to undersand, how i can install/configure an archlinux-system cusomized to my needs and containing no more than what i need.
It made me reconsider manjaro (which i ditched earlier because i generally first want to know what the 'original' has to offer, before i experiment with forks and i understood the manjaro-repo somewhat as a fork of the (official) archlinux-repo ...and probably because i very much dislike the xfce-de... )
the fact, that Manjaro Architect supports openrc let it appear to me somewhat saviour-alike yesterday, when i discovered it (even containing an i3-template )
i'd like to look inside and understand it, how it's made and how it works, so i can improve in putting together a customized system ideal to my personal needs.
And that's where i could imagine improvement:
Would it be possible, to make it more transparent for enthusiasts? i think of projects like archi3 by Eric Dubois, who wrote a bunch of shell-scripts, which will install your system. This has the great advantage, that you can just look inside the script and see, whats actually going on, try to reproduce it by CLI manually and learn, how to customize, fork, rewrite, etc. it to your personal likings.
Another very attractive improvement could be the feature, not only being able to architect an installed system, but to architect an installation-image, that will install you exactly the system you would get by using the manjaro-architect.
Both ideas probably are projects on their own. i'd like to volunteer - but i guess i am by far not experienced enough to be of any help.
btw - this is my very first post in ANY linux-related Forum! so please excuse the lenght of it and that i might got offtopic here and there