Linux News Today: Solus 1.1 Is Going to Be Awesome, Developers Promise
The Solus developers are preparing for the first point release for their Linux operating system, and saying they are excited about it is an understatement.
When Solus 1.0 arrived it was stable, but it was far from perfect. The team has been working around the clock to fix as many bugs as possible and to add the features that were missing. This is still a very young operating system, and problems are expected and well documented.
Solus is a Linux distribution built from scratch that uses a new desktop environment named Budgie. Just from this phrase you can deduce the fact that they are facing various issues, and not all of them have been predictable. For example, they had some issues with running Steam on proprietary drivers; who would have thought that Steam would be a major issue?
Solus is going places
The new and improved Solus 1.1 is getting more than just updated packages and various bug fixes. It will ship with the new Budgie 10.2.4, which is using LightDM once more, support for the experimental OpenGL 4.1, the new Mesa 11.1.2, Xorg 1.17.4, and the latest Nouveau drivers.
“We have a bunch to report on regarding our march towards 1.1, which is undoubtedly going to be the most exciting Linux distro point release anyone has ever had,” said Josh Strobl in his regular weekly update.
It’s also worth noting that the installer GNOME Initial Setup has been replaced with the old Solus installer. This was done to fix the time zone configuration, to improve the detection of Windows operating system (from 8 onward), to refine the detection for EFI System Partitions, and to fix various other issues.
From the looks of it, this installer won’t be here for long, and it’s going to be replaced once more, in Solus 1.2, with a much more capable alternative.
For now, you can download Solus 1.0 from Softpedia if you want to give it a spin. The next Solus 1.1 is expected to arrive most likely in March if everything goes well.