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We've now published our update on our Patreon account, current available funds, and insights on previous finances. Read more at getsol.us/2018/11/02/update-on

For translations, I've made a lot of headways on the Weblate deployment. I still need to write some daemons and deploy Celery to the server for background task processing (really needed for Budgie Desktop because of the sheer amount of translations will cause a timeout otherwise). Hopefully should have a usable Weblate up soon(TM) so translators can start updating the Budgie Desktop translations.

For translations, I've made a lot of headways on the Weblate deployment. I still need to write some daemons and deploy Celery to the server for background task processing (really needed for Budgie Desktop because of the sheer amount of translations will cause a timeout otherwise). Hopefully should have a usable Weblate up soon(TM) so translators can start updating the Budgie Desktop translations.

Hey everyone, as I start doing the sync to stable today, just want to remind people that this release introduces a currently in-development version of Budgie. There has been a significant amount of fixes (as well as a rewrite of the devices sections of the sound widgets) since I originally landed it in unstable, so I'm much more confident in shipping the development builds to all of you.

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!

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

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

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

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

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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Bryan and I have yet another Hackfest planned! Coming up this Saturday (Dec. 1st) at 1500 UTC, I'll be working more on Budgie 10.5 and Bryan will be working more on linux-hardware-qualifier! youtube.com/watch?v=MS1t0U5rcN

Bryan and I are going to be having a hackfest tomorrow (Sunday, 17.11.2018) at 10am EST / 3pm UTC. Bryan will be working on software to validate hardware compatibility and I'll be working on Budgie! youtube.com/watch?v=wjuamlW6Zx

Follow-up: Cert renewal, redirects, and pointing packages.solus-project.com to new repo are all now complete.

PSA: Currently working on updating our certs, including handling those for solus-project.com now that DNS is updated. Everything except packages will be set to redirect, packages.solus-project.com will point to the new repo. Should resolve any stragglers that somehow haven't updated for months or paid any attention to our blog. You may expect momentary downtime of getsol.us, but likely only upwards of a few seconds (literal moments). But wanted to give a heads up anyways. - Joshua

We're happy to announce another upcoming Hackfest! I know, so soon! In this hackfest, I'll be working on Budgie 10.5 and Bryan will be doing just GTK...things? Tune in on Saturday Nov. 3rd at 10am Eastern, 2pm UTC. youtube.com/watch?v=a7qMJvRr0q

We've now published our update on our Patreon account, current available funds, and insights on previous finances. Read more at getsol.us/2018/11/02/update-on

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Last follow-up for "today" (it's almost 3am here): We will have a blog post out sometime today (likely evening GMT+2 here) detailing Patreon. Stay tuned!

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Further follow-up: New post up on our Patreon to more-or-less notify existing Patrons about the situation, as it seems some may not have gotten the notice / read our blogs.

We will still have a blog post on this as soon as possible. Lots of details to go over here.

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Patreon has now granted access to the Core Team for the Solus Patreon account. We will be doing an assessment of the current funds in the account, last / past withdrawals, etc. and will have a blog post detailing all of it soon. Intent is to be completely transparent.

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