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.
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!): https://dev.getsol.us/T7289
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
Something I'm especially excited for...
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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS1t0U5rcNg
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
A letter from Ikey. https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Solus-Open-Letter
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7qMJvRr0qg
The @SolusProject Patreon is now at 376 Patrons and $1,319 USD per month. Significant drop since our blog post (1200 USD) but I want to see both of those numbers hit zero! If you're a Patron, please cancel your donation ASAP and read https://getsol.us/2018/10/27/in-full-sail/
At present, Patreon has been taking upwards of 9 days to respond to my support tickets regarding Solus and they only are getting back to them after I practically necro the tickets.
Generalistic and moderated instance.