Linux News Today: Solus Is Now Using Linux Kernel 4.1.10, Lots of Packages Updated
Even if Solus is running a little late, it doesn’t mean that its developers are not actively working on it. In fact, quite a lot of interesting stuff has been happening with Solus and all the planned changes will be available in the stable version.
News about the delays that hit the Solus project were made public last week, and now we no longer have an official launch date for it. From what the developers have shared with us until now, it looks like they are dealing with a number of small issues that shouldn’t push the launch date too far into the future, so you can expect to see a stable version of Solus any day now.
Solus may not be stable yet, and developers are working to correct the issue, but they are also working on fixes and other various improvements. Most of the time, it’s just about minor stuff like package upgrades, but bigger changes can also land, like a new Linux kernel, for example, which is now at 4.1.10. As you might expect, there has been quite a lot of activity in the week before the supposed launch.
What’s new in Solus
“This is a big installation. I’m not actually sure if it is the biggest TWIS I’ve done yet, but it honestly wouldn’t surprise me. The reality is, a lot has (and hasn’t) happened since #3, we have a lot of catching up to do. There was a fairly large amount of packages updated this week. I’m going to be breaking them up based on the contributor and within each contributor section, a ‘new package’ and ‘updated package’ sections (where it applies),” reads the official announcement.
You can test the Solus OS right now if you want to, but you need to keep in mind that it’s not stable yet, and it should not be used on production machines.