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
Transmission 3.0 Released
Almost after 2 years of its last release, Transmission 3.0 arrived. The latest version deals with a bunch of bug fixes and improvements.
You can find all the details of what has changed in its GitHub release section.
Audacity 2.4.1 Released
Audacity came up with a major release with version 2.4.0. But, it was later withdrawn and followed by 2.4.1 addressing a major bug in the 2.4.0 release.
You can find that Audacity on Mac is now notarized and would find some useful new features like time toolbar and multi-views. For more details, check out their official announcement post.
Linux Kodachi 7.0 Released
A privacy-focused Linux distro that’s based on Xubuntu 18.04 sees a new major release.
The latest release updates the Linux Kernel to 5.4 and adds new DNS (NextDNS & FDN DNS). Along with that, they’ve also added support for Cloudflare family filter (DNS) and so much more.
You can find all the details in their official changelog.
Redcore Linux 2004 Released
A Gentoo-based distribution featuring KDE Plasma desktop environment. The latest version of Redcore Linux comes with updated kernel and a new packages as well.
You can read more about it in their blog post.
GoboLinux 017 Released
GoboLinux is an interesting independently-developed distro that does not follow the usual UNIX filesystem hierarchy.
With its latest stable release, it introduces a new package management system and a lot more things. You should check out the official announcement to know more.
NuTyX 11.5 Released
A French Linux distribution with multi-language support. It has been originally built from Linux From Scratch.
The latest update introduces a bunch of new/updated packages. You can learn more about what has changed in their official website.
OpenBSD 6.7 Released
OpenBSD is normally known for focusing on portability, pro-active security, and integrated cryptography. With the latest 6.7 release, they’ve improved the cron scheduling daemon along with a bunch of other things.
You should take a look at their official release post to learn more about it.
New releases of the previous week
Here are the Linux apps and distributions that were released the previous week.
Tails 4.6 Released
A Debian-based live DVD/USB privacy-focused distro has come up with its latest release i.e Tails 4.6.
This release is mostly about fixing vulnerabilities and rearranging applications to let new users access the core services quickly. You can get all the details in their official blog post.
OpenIndiana 2020.04 Released
OpenIndiana 2020.04 release is all about the switch from Python 2 to Python 3. In addition to that, they have also updated the compiler to GNU Compiler Collection 7.
You can find more information in their release announcement.
Inkscape 1.0 Released
After more than 3 years of active development, Inkscape finally has a 1.0 release with tons of new feature additions and improvements.
You can follow our coverage on it to know about what’s new.
TurnKey Linux 16.0
A specialized single-purpose distro for server appliances has its first release based on Debian 10.
If you want to know the exact technical changes involved, make sure to check out the release post.
KaOS 2020.05 Released
An independent rolling release distribution that features KDE Plasma has also come up with another release which includes a number of toolchain updates.
Find out more about the changes in their official blog post.
Endless OS 3.8.0 Released
Endless OS has been providing some interesting updates. With its latest 3.8.0 release, it has added the latest GNOME 3.36 desktop environment along with a couple of changes/improvements.
For full details, refer to the official release notes.
elementary OS 5.1.4 Released
elementary OS’s latest release introduces some overhaul to the parental controls and other settings like adding screen time limits.
You can find all the details in their blog post.
Pop!_OS 20.04 Released
Pop!_OS 20.04 is probably one of the most exciting Ubuntu-based distros out there. With 20.04 LTS update, Pop OS 20.04 has a lot of things in store.
Read our full review on Pop OS 20.04 to know what’s new.
What have we missed?
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