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It's time for The Roundup #18, your bytes of news. In this roundup, we are talking about our upcoming two week streaming extravaganza, Linux 5.10, new KDE goodies, and more!

Solus :budgie: :solus: boosted

GTK 4.0 was just released by and I've been tinkering with the demos. I'm excited to see the next generation of this toolkit finally arrive and look forward to experimenting with it more for the GTK4 port of budgie-desktop-view! Congrats all those involved in this release!

Solus :budgie: :solus: boosted

Was busy with Linux 5.10 yesterday so wasn't able to get around to this, but now cooking Firefox 84.0! Release notes aren't up yet so if you want some coverage on it, check out 9to5Linux's coverage of it at πŸŽ‰

Linux 5.10, as well as updates to firmware, nvidia-390-glx-driver, open-vm-tools, openrazer, and virtualbox are now in the unstable repo. Assuming no blockers, should get landed into the stable repo this Friday. If you use the unstable repo, we encourage you to update and test!

Solus :budgie: :solus: boosted

I finally settled on @Solus for my desktop a month or two ago and it's been rock solid and a joy to use. The community is welcoming and I haven't got a single qualm about it. Certainly my distro for 2020 and beyond πŸ‘


Solus :budgie: :solus: boosted

Cooking 5.10 for @Solus at the moment. Looking forward to pushing this out to unstable in the next few hours. πŸŽ‰

We are proud to announce our newest iteration on our flagship desktop environment, 10.5.2, with a diverse range of new features and bug fixes! :budgie:

Read about all the goodies at

Breaking prior record of 1836 tracked jobs on the repo server during this sync with 1988 (few jobs completed before I could take screenshot) πŸ†

Note: Doesn't mean that's how many packages changed, just how many deltas for them and their sub-packages we're creating. Still though!

It's time for The Roundup #17, your bytes of Solus news. In this roundup, we’re talking about our new desktop icons implementation for Budgie :budgie: , GNOME :gnome: 3.38, KDE and Plasma :plasma: updates, and more! πŸŽ‰

Congrats to Staudey on creating the 10000th patch to our development tracker! Absolutely incredible to see this many contributions to various packages by volunteers from around the world. You're all amazing. πŸŽ‰

Reminder to the multilinguals out there: Both Brisk Menu and Budgie are translatable and we'd love to get them translated into as many languages as possible!

Read more on our call to action at

GNOME 3.38.x just landed in unstable! Interested in helping test Budgie, GNOME Shell, various GNOME apps, and more? Check out our task on our development tracker (just beware, here be dragons and feral Budgies).

Solus :budgie: :solus: boosted

I'm going to be streaming Day 3 of the GNOME 3.38.x upgrade tomorrow (Sat.) at 1400 EET (1200 UTC) until around 2000 EET (1800 UTC). I'll just be pushing the packages to unstable, nothing too exciting, but you're welcome to tune in and heckle me at

Solus :budgie: :solus: boosted

Been dogfooding 3.38.x under @Solus for a couple days now between the laptop and desktop, so far so good. Looks like I'll be pushing this to unstable during the weekend!

True story: Solus :solus: contributor EbonJaeger introduced a Raven position option coming in Budgie :budgie: 10.5.2 that allows you to choose whether or not to let Budgie handle Raven positioning itself, or always open it on the left or right side! πŸŽ‰

Solus :budgie: :solus: boosted

Going live in 30-45min for Day 2 of the GNOME 3.38 Stack upgrade over at

Shorter stream today (probably 4-5 hours) but doesn't mean we can't make some nice progress!

Solus :budgie: :solus: boosted

I'll be streaming Day 1 of the GNOME 3.38.x Stack upgrade for Solus tomorrow (Nov. 6th) starting at 1400 EET (1200 UTC) over at πŸŽ‰ Don't miss out on any of my rants!

Our Flarum (forum) has been updated. Maintenance on it is complete. Feel free to use it to report any issues! - Joshua

PSA: If you're using our Flarum (forums), we're going to be bringing it down momentarily for upgrades. Expect the usual hiccups that go along with it. Will follow-up when it should be resolved.

Solus :budgie: :solus: boosted

NVMe namespace woes for Samsung controllers which prevented us from upgrading to newer kernels (5.7-rc1 and above) are finally gone w/ 5.10-rc1 πŸŽ‰ Posted about it at

One hell of a rabbit hole for Bryan (DataDrake) and I. Especially him, that poor guy.

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