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.
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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
BleachBit 4.1.1 Released
BleachBit is a useful cleaning utility to free up disk space. With the latest 4.1.1 release, it now supports cleaning up Slack messenger and Chromium (snap package).
You can learn more about the changes in their official changelog.
Photoflare Image Editor 1.6.6 Released
Photoflare is a basic image editor fit for a lot of things. The latest update comes with several bug fixes and stability improvements as well.
You can also find Russian translation added with this release. For more information, you should take a look at their GitHub releases section.
OpenRazer 2.9 Released
If you have any Razer peripherals, you will be happy to know that with the latest update the open-source driver and daemon to manage the device has several new additions.
The additions include Kraken Ultimate (headphone), Viper Mini (mouse), Basilisk X HyperSpeed (mouse) and a couple more. You can check out their GitHub releases section for the full list of new device support.
IPFire 2.25 Core 152 Released
IPFire is a Linux-based distribution tailored for routers and firewalls. With the latest update, you will find new protocols and encryption options.
You can read the official blog post to get all the details.
PrimTux 6 Released
A French Linux distribution based on Debian and Ubuntu. PrimTux is tailored for teachers and students (for educational environment). With this new release, you will find two different editions available (32-bit and 64-bit).
For more information, you can check out its blog post.
MidnightBSD 2.0 Released
A FreeBSD-based distribution with both 32-bit and 64-bit support. The latest release introduces the improvements derived from FreeBSD 11.x along with some package updates/changes.
You can learn more about it in their official release notes.
ArcoLinux 20.11.9 Released
A new stable version of Arch-based distribution is here. This release introduces a new window manager “dwm”.
You can check out their release announcement to learn more about it.
MX Linux 19.3 Released
MX Linux 19.3 is a minor release with bug fixes and package updates. You can learn more about the changes in their blog post.
Oracle Linux 8.3 Released
Built on the source of Red Hat enterprise Linux, Oracle Linux 8.3 is finally here. It is based on the mainline kernel 5.4, you can learn more about the changes in their official announcement post.
New releases of the previous week
Here are the Linux apps and distributions that were released the previous week.
Endless OS 3.9.0 Released
A Debian-based distribution aimed at being family-friendly for work, gaming, and study. With the new release of Endless OS 3.9.0, you will find the latest GNOME 3.38 included along with some feature/performance improvements.
You can read more about the changes in their official community post.
UBPorts 16.04 OTA-14
While everyone’s looking for a different mobile operating system, UBPorts 16.04 surely is something that you can take a look at.
With the latest update, they’ve added support for new devices, drivers, along with some performance improvements. They’ve focused on Android 9 support in this release. You can get all the details in their blog post.
LiVES Video Editor 3.2.0 Released
LiVES is a VJ-focused video editor with some of the most essential features included. You will notice an updated GTK+ support in this release along with some performance improvements.
You can check out its GitHub page to get more idea on its latest update.
FlightGear 2020.3 Released
An open-source and feature-rich flight simulator finally has had a major stable release after 2 years of development. It replaces the previous stable version and features some visual improvements as well.
You will also notice a new default airport (in Iceland). To know more about it, you can check out their official blog post.
GIMP 2.99.2 Released
GIMP 2.99.2 is the first release with native Wayland and HiDPI support. It also marks the first update with GTK3 based interface right before GIMP 3 version release.
There are several improvements or additions in this release, you might want to check their blog post for more details.
Bluefish Editor 2.2.12 Released
Bluefish Editor is a code editor for web developers and programmers. With the latest release, it comes with improved Python 3 compatibility.
You can learn more about the changes on their official website.
What have we missed?
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