This is a continually updated article that lists various Linux distribution and Linux-related application releases of the week.
At It’s FOSS, we try to provide you with all the major happenings of the Linux and Open Source world. But it’s not always possible to cover all the news, specially the minor releases of a popular application or a distribution.
Hence, I have created this page, which I’ll be continually updating with the links and short snippets of the new releases of the current week. Eventually, I’ll remove releases older than 2 weeks from the page.
This page will be visible on It’s FOSS homepage. You can also bookmark it, if you want so that you can see what’s new in Linux world this week.
If you come across interesting new release that is not listed here, please let me know and I’ll add it.
New Linux Apps & Distro Released This Week
Brave v1.0 Released
Brave is a chromium-based privacy-focused browser. An open-source alternative to all the options available for Linux.
It was in the beta phase earlier and has finally come up with its first stable release. You can know more about it in our coverage.
HandBrake 1.3.0 Released
HandBrake is a free and open-source video conversion utility. With the new update, they have overhauled the queue UI and added some presets for the 4K video.
You can read more about the change in their official announcement.
KDE Frameworks 5.64.0 Released
KDE Frameworks announced its new monthly release with significant improvements.
Dive into the technical details in their official release announcement.
Rust 1.39.0 Released
Rust is an open-source systems programming language. You can start developing reliable and efficient software using Rust.
In this release, a couple of things have improved, to get all the technical details to follow the official announcement post.
OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Alpha 1 Released
OpenMandriva is an independent Linux distro. The first Lx 4.1 Alpha release is here for testing it out.
You can check out the release notes to get the technical details.
XigmaNAS 22.214.171.124 Released
XigmaNAS releases its next stable version. In case you didn’t know, XigmaNAS is a Network-Attached Storage distribution based on BSD.
Check out all the relevant details for the new release in their announcement.
digiKam Image Organizer 6.4.0 Released
digiKam Image Organizer releases its next major version with new plugins and an extended DPlugins interface.
There’s a few more changes along with it, check out the official release post to learn more about it.
Sailfish OS 3.2 Released
Jolla’s Sailfish OS for mobile has witnessed another recent update 3.2.0. This adds significant hardware support to the software.
Head to their official blog post to take a look at it.
Termshark 2.0 Released
A terminal UI inspired by Wireshark has come up with a new major release with performance improvements.
You can find the changelog on their GitHub page.
New releases of the previous week
Here are the Linux apps and distributions that were released the previous week.
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider ‘Definitive Edition’ Released
KDE Plasma 5.17 Released
The new KDE Plasma release introduces ‘Night Light’ and also happens to be smarter to recognize when you are working on a presentation (it prevents messages from popping up).
You can find more details on their official announcement post.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Released
The first update to Red Hat’s Enterprise 8.x Linux is finally here. Particularly, they highlight the fact that they’ve stepped up the “IQ of the Operating System” with this update.
For all the technical details, refer to the official release announcement.
NethServer 7.7 Released
NethServer is a CentOS-based distribution tailored for severs. This update includes some new packages and improved interfaces for a couple of applications.
Read more about it in their official release announcement.
OpenIndiana 2019.10 Released
Along with the switch to Python 3, this alternative to Solaris 11 has a couple of new additions as well.
You can read the release notes to get an idea.
The second release of FreeBSD’s stable 12/branch. In this update, OpenSSL has been updated and BearSSL has been added.
Find out all the technical details in their official changelog.
What have we missed?
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