Linux News Today: Solus Gets Lots of Updated Packages, Including Firefox 41.0.2
Another week has passed for the Solus team, and they’ve made just a small number of updates. It looks like things are calming down, and we might start to get anxious once more about a possible stable launch.
Solus had some problems a few weeks back, and it was supposed to reach the 1.0 stage. Due to some problems with both the team and the OS, its launch had to be postponed, and the developers used this time to update some of the packages that were included by default and from the official repositories. Granted, it’s not glorious work, and it’s not the kind of information that fans were expecting, but at least we know that they are actively working on it.
Solus is a new Linux operating system built from scratch, which means that it doesn’t use any of the existing distros as a base. It also comes with its own desktop environment named Budgie, which makes use of the GNOME stack. It has a conservative desktop design that should appeal to the people who loved GNOME 2, but it’s a really modern desktop environment that should satisfy people looking for something new.
Solus gets some important updates
There have been quite a few updated packages this week, but the main ones seem to be Firefox 41.0.2 and a patch for the Linux kernel that closes an important vulnerability. Other packages that now have new versions include Calibre 2.41, Filezilla 3.14, Git 2.6.2, Qemu 188.8.131.52, OpenVPN 2.3.8, Telegram 0.9.6, and quite a few others.
As you can see, not much has been going on, but that might also have to do with the fact that the project leader has been indisposed this week. In any case, we can only hope that it’s also a sign that things have calmed down and that the new stable version will be here sooner rather than later.
You can download the latest Solus Beta from Softpedia and take it for a spin.