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Just built my first desktop computer and gotta say it was a great experience. Installed Solus for my OS after a lot of research and haven't been disappointed. They're killing it with Budgie and the whole experience. I just found my go-to distro.

#Linux #PCmasterrace

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This is a good feeling to wake up and needing to review translations for . Thanks to everyone that signed up to the new Weblate at translate.getsol.us and translated <3 You're the real MVPs.

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2019 is going to be a transformative year for Solus. Read about some of the things we have planned at getsol.us/2019/01/14/2019-to-v

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Just a heads up, we're deferring our sync to the stable repo until sometime tomorrow to provide some extra time to validate a protobuf stack upgrade. If you use an affected package (Compiz, Mumble, VLC, etc.) and you're on unstable repo, please update and test!

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Our blog post on what's coming up in 2019 is coming out on Monday so keep your eyes on that blog page! I'm even going to make a fancy roadmap page! getsol.us/blog/

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We now have another new Global Maintainer! World, meet Rune (a.k.a ermo in IRC). He's been responsible for supporting, integrating, and documenting Samba, as well as supporting Kodi on !

If you'd like to read about him or follow him on his social media, check out our Team page! getsol.us/solus/team/

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Bryan and I have another Solus Hackfest coming up! On Saturday, Jan. 12th at 10am EST, 3pm UTC we'll be working on the new Search APIs for the Help Center as well as continuing the Sysfs work for Linux Hardware Qualifier!

youtube.com/watch?v=qqnAUfyjVj

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2018 has been an amazing year for our project. It's brought us new and improved tooling, fresh experiences in , and new faces to our community. Read all about our development efforts in 2018 with This Year in : 2018 Edition! getsol.us/2018/12/31/this-year

Okay, mini-vacation is over. But before I spill the beans on all things, we gotta round out the year with a This Year in Solus of all the accomplishments and development efforts of 2018. So I better get to writing!

So just a warning but once I'm back from this mini-vacation things are gonna be going crazy in land for the next few weeks.

Don't pay attention to our blog. Nope, don't do it. Also don't pay attention to the download page, nothing is gonna happen in Jan. there. Nope.

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Global Maintainers have been critical to our ability to bring you consistent and reliable package updates, resolving issues for our users, and helping expand our repository with well maintained, well integrated software!

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I'd like everyone to give a warm welcome to our newest Global Maintainer, Friedrich (a.k.a Girtablulu in IRC). He's been responsible for supporting wide variety of packages and stacks like Brother printer drivers, Rust+cargo, and more!

If you'd like to read about him or follow him on his social media, check out our Team page! getsol.us/solus/team/

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Bryan and I have yet another Hackfest planned! Bryan will be working on device detection via Sysfs for linux-hardware-qualifier and I'll be working on the Help Center document indexer. Join at youtube.com/watch?v=ggBwAUjaZS on Saturday, Dec. 15th at 1500 UTC!

I'm waiting for someone to complain about there being too many updates to budgie-desktop in unstable :P

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Please bear in mind:

1. This new functionality will be without some translations. I will be actively working to get Weblate deployed so we may start translating all the new strings.
2. You may encounter bugs. I only ask you file it on our GitHub so I can get them sorted. It's being put in the unstable repo for a reason folks.
3. It's marked as 10.5. Don't get too excited, it's not the final release.

Enjoy!

- Joshua

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Solus unstable repo has now been updated to latest Budgie git, featuring the new IconTasklist Popovers and a whole lot more!

Usually I don't link podcasts, let alone specific episodes, but this was a really fantastic listen. "The history of online harassment before and after Gamergate with Caroline Sinders" - theverge.com/2018/12/4/1812569

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With new Budgie popover fanciness on the way, I want to take this opportunity to get the community involved in making the Desktop Actions support available to more applications that we all know and love! If you want to get involved in improving Desktop Actions support, check out this task (which has ways that you can get involved even if you aren't a programmer!): dev.getsol.us/T7289

Contemplating moving Solus's budgie-desktop package to "latest master" post-sync, maybe conveniently around the same time I land the new popover fanciness. 🤔

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New Budgie 10.5 IconTasklist Popover fanciness is nearing completion! Just some more refinements and local testing to go. Check out the quick video I made on it! - Joshua

youtube.com/watch?v=C6eaIU0wac

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