Pierre Schmitz has announced the availability of Arch Linux 2012.11.01, the latest of the regular installation CD images that the project providing a popular rolling-release Linux distribution now makes available at the beginning of each month. This is mostly a bug-fix release. From the release announcement: "The latest snapshot of our install and rescue media can be found on our download page. The 2012.11.01 ISO image mainly contains minor bug fixes, cleanups and new packages compared to the previous one: first media with Linux kernel 3.6; copytoran can be used to not copy the image to RAM on network boot - this is probably unreliable but an option for systems with very low memory; cowfile_size boot parameter mainly for persistent COW on VFAT.
Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised
Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses 'pacman',
its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest
software applications with full dependency tracking. Operating on a
rolling release system, Arch can be installed from a CD image or via an
FTP server. The default install provides a solid base that enables users
to create a custom installation. In addition, the Arch Build System
(ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify the
configuration of stock packages, and share these packages with other
users via the Arch Linux user repository.