Thought I'd try something new today since sync is planned for next Friday (27.03) to allow for testing. Here's just a highlight of some stuff coming to you next Friday (with more planned next week).

Have a good Friday and weekend folks ♥️ - Joshua

The GNOME 3.36 Stack is now in our unstable repository, available for brave testers. If you're interested, check out

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Going live for a day of GNOME 3.36 package pushing to the unstable repo and random stuff while waiting for packages to build! Tune in at

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Stream is done and basically all work on GNOME stack is done (excluding some things I need to rebase). Time for pasta salad and some gaming. Will be testing and pushing out stack upgrade on Monday to unstable, so keep an eye out for that and possibly a blog post!

If you missed any of it, I'll hopefully have it up on my LBRY
channel sometime early next week depending on time, will share links out when it's published. Thanks to all that tuned in live and kept me company and from losing my mind.

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Going live for the last day of streaming of the GNOME 3.36 stack upgrade! After that it's all local testing then off to unstable on Monday! Tune in to this hopefully shorter stream of mostly rebuilds and rants at

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Just got done with an almost 7 hour Day 2 stream for GNOME 3.36 Stack Upgrade for . Almost complete with the upgrade, one final day + shorter stream for tomorrow of mostly safety rebuilds.

Planning on testing it during the weekend and releasing the updates on Monday!

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Going live for Day 2 of the GNOME 3.36 Stack Upgrade for over at Let's see how many packages I can get through today.

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Just got done with 8 hours of streaming the GNOME 3.36 stack upgrade. Almost halfway done with the stack upgrade locally, aiming on getting to 75% by end of tomorrow's stream. Follow to get notified when I start the tomorrow's stream!

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Going live for Day 1 of GNOME 3.36 Stack Upgrade for over at Tune in for rants and musings.

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Going to be streaming GNOME 3.36 Stack Upgrade tomorrow (as in March 11th). Already a fair few packages in, even some stable bits pushed to unstable repo already 🙂

Feel free to follow to get notified when I go live!

For this Valentine's Day we're giving you what you love the most on Linux, lots of package updates! Read about the latest goodies at 😍

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Currently testing locally #matedesktop 1.24 on #Solus. Update was smooth. Thanks to the #mate team for their excellent work!

PSA: We will be deferring our regular Friday sync to the stable repository to next Friday (Feb 14th) as we perform additional testing against some massive updates, such as to Python 3. Read more at and expect a blog post early next week for more details!

Building on this, we are also looking into alternatives to systemd's default DNS server: Google, such as Cloudflare DNS (which is, by default in systemd, the fallback). Should we find a privacy-oriented alternative that can operate on our scale, we'll look into switching over.

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Happy to say Solus now has its own vendor pool zones for NTP graciously provided by the NTP Pool Project, allowing us to move away from Google for NTP / time server usage.🎉

Our systemd has been updated, stable repo users can expect the update next Friday🙂 - Joshua

We are proud to announce the immediate availability of Solus 4.1 Fortitude, a new Solus 4 series release! This release delivers a brand new desktop experience, updated software stacks, and hardware enablement. Read more at 🎉🎉🎉

Updated necessary packages: ✅
Sent out validation images to testers: ✅
Blog post written and reviewed: ✅
Final ISOs cooked: 1/4

It's a Friday. The countdown is for Monday. Are...are we ahead of schedule for our own countdown? This is why we can't have deadlines. 🤦‍♂️

- Joshua

Happy Holidays everyone! Hope you all have an excellent ending to this decade and you get to spend it with the friends and family that make you happy. Best wishes and much love from the Solus team!

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