Development of AriOS 4 has begun since a few days ago. The list of features and apps has almost been finalized and we are now tweaking the desktop and ensuring everything works.
On our to-do list we have around 53 tasks to be done before the release. Seems too much, doesn’t it?
Hamid is working on the build script (for converting ubuntu ISO to AriOS) and he has made a few changes. I’m adding my own comments and suggestions to the code.
The bad news is that AWN is no longer actively developed. The indicator applet for AWN hasn’t been updated and therefore there are some minor problems which Hamid is trying to solve. It seems that AriOS 4 will be the last version shipped with AWN and we have to use something else for future versions.
We have also plans for writing a couple of extensions for Gnome Shell but it depends on the help from a good friend and whether he can set aside time
Regarding the default applications, I’ve prepared a list of high-quality apps to be included in AriOS. More details on that will be posted later.
I’m being convinced that we need a bigger development team. I’m looking for new developers to join us as Hamid cannot do everything alone. If you’re a developer, we’ll be glad to have you in our team. Just send me an email and we’ll discuss things.