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 getsol.us/2020/02/13/we-love-p 😍

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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 discuss.getsol.us/d/3706-feb-7 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.

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.πŸŽ‰

Our systemd has been updated, stable repo users can expect the update next FridayπŸ™‚ - Joshua

dev.getsol.us/R2999:25787c1e38

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 getsol.us/2020/01/25/solus-4-1 πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Updated necessary packages: βœ…
Sent out validation images to testers: βœ…
Blog post written and reviewed: βœ…
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. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

- 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!

Current job count (delta generation): 1836 tracked

Yep, this is gonna take a fair bit. Index should be updated but if you hit it at a time it's landing a delta into the index, just try again. I recommend reading our latest blog post before updating! - Joshua

All of our desktop offerings are getting updates this week, whether it's our newest 10.5.1 release, , , or ! Read all about the latest happenings at getsol.us/2019/10/03/budgie-an

Our ferryd and Help Center hackfest starts in about 1 hour! Tune in at youtube.com/watch?v=3TUmsbvnKl

With the latest goodies from the GNOME 3.34 stack in the unstable repo, we're going to be deferring sync until next Friday to ensure the updates you're provided are delivered in a manner which reflects our expectations for testing and polish. This will also provide us an opportunity to work out any issues related to Linux 5.3.1!

discuss.getsol.us/d/2714-27-09

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I still have some tweaks I want to do, but here's both Budgie and GNOME Shell 3.34 under πŸŽ‰

Budgie: Works βœ…
GNOME Shell: No regressions in extensions - Dash to Dock, Impatience, and TopIcons Plus all functional βœ…

I'd also like to mention that this will NOT delay our GNOME Stack upgrade. I'll be finishing that up this weekend and maybe small bits (branding updates) on Monday. I'll instead be working on Help Center next Saturday!

- Joshua

Hey everyone,

Unfortunately Bryan is quite under the weather and will not be able to make the hackfest. As such, we will be rescheduling it for same time but NEXT Saturday. Apologies for the short notice, I'll see about doing a Twitch stream on Monday to make up for it!

- Joshua

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