OMG, the bug for ffmpeg / VA-API accelerated playback under X11 in Firefox is finally fixed! 😍 There is hope for 2020 after all!

Join us for You're A Wizard, Usysconf! hackfest tomorrow (Sat. July 4th) at 1400 UTC. Bryan and I will both be working on usysconf, where Bryan will be working on state tracking and dependencies and I'll be working on a dconf parser and transition utility.

Tune in via :solus:

Yikes not only is constantly down (hence the Solus move, since I want to be able to always reach folks using or interested in Solus) but apparently it got sold off.

Kinda feel something as big as that would've warranted some sort of mass email rather than just a note in the announcements section that can be easy to miss.

Hey everyone!

Due to constant downtime of the instance, we've now set up our home here on Fosstodon. We're getting all settled in so, expect a lack of post history. Might see some re-toots of the old account.

And omg I can use :solus: now. - @JoshStrobl

Over 1600 delta jobs (generates an eopkg with only the changes between package releases). Oh my! 😱

You should have an updated index now, so feel free to check for updates. Index will be hit-and-miss for a while until all the deltas are completed, just a heads up πŸ™‚ #Solus

Here we go, sync is now underway! If you missed our blog post on the updates coming to the stable repo, check out our blog post at πŸš€

As a reminder, make sure to do a complete upgrade and please be patient with downloading all the updates! πŸ™‚ #Solus

It's time for The Roundup #16, your bytes of #Solus news. In this roundup, we talk about our progress on the rewrite of our universal system configuration tool, usysconf, as well as multiple major upgrades which are landing or right around the corner!


In case it wasn't obvious that were doing a lot of big upgrades, we'll be enforcing our standard practice of deferring sync to allow for multiple stack upgrades and QA. Sync to stable repo is deferred to 03.07.2020. Can't wait to ship all these updates to you! - Joshua

Hey @lbry, been following you folks on Twitter for a while now and today was the first time I saw you mention Mastodon. You should promote it more frequently! πŸ™‚

βœ… OpenSSL upgrade complete.
⏳ libboost upgrade in progress.
πŸ” Currently loading new program into minds of #Solus team: GNOME, Qt5 and Plasma Desktop updates.

Since is down at the moment, can't exactly post via the @SolusProject account but if you like :solus: things, we're having part two of our Let's Go! Stateful Configuration hackfest tomorrow (Sat. June 20th) at 1400 UTC via

Bryan will be continuing his work on the usysconf Golang port and I'll be pushing the OpenSSL 1.1.x upgrades to the unstable repo!

I'm sorry to report I have not broken Steam, achievements, or gaming in general with the OpenSSL upgrade either. You'll have to manage with your normal access to titles like Terraria. Good luck.

While I'm handling openssl upgrades, I'm also gonna be doing upgrades and rebuilds of libzip, mariadb, net-snmp, gwenhywfar, cfitsio, php, iOS support libs and programs like libimobiledevice, and more. Yay for multitasking.

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Local OpenSSL upgrade is a success!

βœ… eopkg can fetch and install packages still
βœ… Various network-oriented apps like Epiphany, Hexchat, irssi, Quassel, QBitTorrent, etc. tested (validated qt5 networking, glib-networking, etc.)
βœ… Multiplayer games like teeworlds work

Going to be landing this stuff on Saturday into the unstable repo. libboost upgrade expected to go in next week by Global Maintainers too. Sync on June 26th or July 3th expected to be pretty nuts in general.

Hey everyone, we recently opened up a poll and discussion on our forums regarding our LTS kernel (linux-lts) and a possible upgrade of it in the future. If you're a linux-lts user, we'd love to hear your thoughts (and vote on the poll) over at

- Joshua

We're having a hackfest on June 14th at 1400 UTC (1000 EDT) πŸ₯³ Bryan will be working on refining the usysconf Golang port in preparation for its major 1.0 release, and Josh will be working on OpenSSL 1.1.x upgrades as well as its transition path.

Tune in via

It is a common misconception by users that the best editors are either emacs or vim. Clearly the best editor is Visual Studio Code, which just saw a 1.46.0 release! Check it out in tomorrow's sync. - @JoshStrobl

P.S. This is not the official view of Solus or all of Core Team. At least not until I convert them.

Is Vivaldi your browser powerhouse? Vivaldi 3.1 introduces a new full-page Notes Manager and even more customization options! Check it out tomorrow when it lands in the #Solus stable repo. πŸ₯³ - Joshua

I heard like new goodies. Like that new fancy GIMP 2.10.20 release.

Would be a real shame if that landed in the Solus stable repo tomorrow, wouldn't it? Then you'd have to spend the rest of your day checking out all the new tools and filters. πŸ˜‰ - Joshua

We are delighted to have just released our third major #alpha release of #Collea, the #Streambits productivity platform, to our internal testers. Read more about it at

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