As many of you know, I had previously announced plans to stream during the start of this new year to kick off development of new web infrastructure and wrap up a couple development items.
These streams are canceled on part of this announcement: I am resigning from Solus.
Gonna be kicking off 2022 starting next Monday at 0800 UTC with a bunch of streaming before my job starts. usysconf & qol-assist wrap-ups and releases, as well as working on new @Solus site (powered by Gatsby). Will be over at https://twitch.tv/joshstrobl
Once I have a workable solution for the Solus site using Gatsby, I will apply the knowledge and lessons learned on the new Solus Help Center! Will be the next item on my agenda.
When we are comfortable moving to a new kernel, we shall do so, and until then we will be backporting any pertinent security fixes that impact our users.
You can expect a sync this Friday (December 10th).
Update related to sync deferring: We have decided to pull back to 5.14.21 and older Xorg until both are in a better state. While we recognize the 5.14 series is EOL, there is simply too many regressions across AMDGPU, Intel, and some Nvidia hardware to warrant a move to 5.15 at this time.
We will continue to re-evaluate the kernel with a smaller testing group that worked with us on identifying and looking into these regressions, and monitor relevant issues + topics on it as well.
As a heads up, we are currently looking into various regressions in the 5.15.x kernels (amdgpu p-state / resume issues) and new xorg (some issues related to display extending on some hardware configurations), so we are going to play it on the safe side and defer our usual Friday sync until these regressions are resolved. Will keep folks posted on any changes. - Joshua
I've been working hard on a proposal for a new Code of Conduct for @Solus to replace our Community Guidelines. If you are interested in reviewing it, providing your thoughts and feedback, I'd love for you to read more about it and post at https://discuss.getsol.us/d/7550-rfc-draft-code-of-conduct-rev2 #Solus
Just sent out the email to all the @Solus OpenCollective contributors (past and present, monthly or one-time). Check your spam box if necessary and please be patient with the download(s). Thanks ❤️
GNOME 41 is being pushed early to @Solus stable repo! Not by choice mind you, sheer amount of changes and Discord pushing an update that breaks usability of the existing client necessitating it.
But hey, early goodies. Not like much would've changed in the couple days anyways 😛
To be clear, we were going to be doing the usual Friday sync unlike most GNOME stack updates. This one was much lighter in changes and didn't really require as extensive of testing.
Updated @Solus to the GNOME 41 Stack in unstable already (mind you that some things are RCs or betas given 41 isn't out until the 22nd).
Given the smaller scale of changes in this release, I don't see any reason (yet) for the usual deferring of sync to stable for a week.
Given the state of GTK4, GNOME's intentions with regards to theming and it opening the door to fragmentation, proposed changes for GTK5, and lack of confidence that #GNOME is producing an equitable ecosystem for the Linux community, @Solus will be working to build an ecosystem with #EFL. #Budgie 11 will not use GTK. https://joshuastrobl.com/2021/09/14/building-an-alternative-ecosystem
#Solus is the only OS listed under Beginner-friendly in the latest @LinusTech video that is not based on Ubuntu (or in fact, based on any other operating system).
Rest of the video is basically "how to do xyz under PopOS" which is eh, but hey, progress.
Side-note for new users, ReplaySorcery is in the Solus repo and is IMO a better alternative to Shadowplay. No needing to remember to launch OBS Studio, no custom compilation of separate software to act as a source, etc.
A chat with Joshua Strobl of the Solus Linux distribution https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/07/a-chat-with-joshua-strobl-of-the-solus-linux-distribution #Interview #Solus #Meta
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