Arch Linux 2012.10.06 was announced on October 7th and it seems that I missed the 2012.09.07 release which was announced on September 8th and the 2012.08.04 release announced on August 4th. As with all releases the live system can be used for new installs or as a rescue system.
I’m downloading the ISO as I type this post and will begin the install shortly. If anything interesting comes up I’ll write it up.
Arch Linux 2012.07.15 was announced on July 22nd and was surprised to see that AIF has been removed. From the announcement:
Most notable change is that AIF (the Arch Installation Framework) is no longer included but instead some simple install scripts are provided to aid in the installation process. This means a menu driven installer is no longer available and we rely more on documentation to guide new users.
Also, the image installers will now be signed and their signatures should be verified before use by using the following command (from an existing Arch install):
pacman-key -v .sig