Linux News Today: Gentoo-Based Sabayon 16.05 Linux OS Switches to the Latest Linux 4.5 Kernel
Earlier today, April 29, 2016, the developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux operating system have announced the release of the respin ISO images for the month of May 2016.
Sabayon 16.05 appears to be a small maintenance release, which only bring support for the latest Linux 4.5 kernel series, but also adds the most recent critical security patches and software updates released upstream, and fixes various bugs that have been reported by users since the Sabayon 16.04 ISO respins announced at the end of March.
“This is a monthly release generated, tested and published to mirrors by our build servers containing the latest and greatest collection of software available in the Entropy repositories,” reads today’s announcement. “Sabayon 16.05 is a minor release: contains bugfixes and enhancements to the Sabayon distribution.”
Other than that, it looks like the long-anticipated Sabayon Community Repositories (SCR) are finally up, providing users with a repository system similar to the AUR one for Arch Linux so that they can contribute to packages that aren’t available in the main Sabayon repos. The Sabayon Community Repositories can be accessed at https://sabayon.github.io/community-website.
You can download the Sabayon Linux GNOME 16.05, Sabayon Linux KDE 16.05, Sabayon Linux Xfce 16.05, Sabayon Linux Minimal 16.05, and Sabayon Linux SpinBase 16.05 64-bit Live ISO images right now via our website, but existing Sabayon users only need to make sure their installations are up to date.