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
NetBSD 9.0 Released
The 17th major release of the NetBSD operating system is here.
Along with a couple of new features, you will find improved hardware support and critical bug fixes in the new update. You can learn more about the changes in their announcement post.
MX Linux 19.1 Released
After MX Linux 19 major release, the next point release is here.
The 19.1 update is basically to fix bugs and update the application packages. However, in addition to that, the support for newer hardware was also improved to some extent. You can take a look at what they mentioned for the release in their official announcement.
Project Trident 20.02 Released
Originally based on TrueOS, Project Trident’s new release switches to Void Linux as its base. The 20.02 release marks the switch with a new ISO for the void-Linux based OS.
You should check out the release notes to know more about it.
MyPaint 2.0 Released
Open source painting application MyPaint 2.0 has been released. The new major release involves a lot of changes that you can find in our coverage.
Blender 2.82 Released
The second release for Blender 2.80 stable branch fixes a lot of bugs and some other important fixes.
You can also check out the latest feature additions in their release post.
Tails OS 4.3 Released
Tails, which are originally tailored for users who want to remain anonymous (or aim for online privacy) has released a new update.
The new update focuses on several security fixes. You can learn more about the release in their official news post.
Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Released
Ubuntu’s next LTS point release includes several bug fixes and also updates a lot of important packages.
You will find all the relevant details in the release notes.
New releases of the previous week
Here are the Linux apps and distributions that were released the previous week.
Sparky Linux 2020.02 Released
Sparky Linux has come up with a new release following the semi-rolling release schedule. The new release is based on Debian’s testing branch (Debian ‘Bullseye’). It has also updated some of the packages – while having Linux 5.4.13 as the default kernel. The announcement also mentions a warning that the installer might fail in some situations.
You can read more about it in their official release announcement post.
Tiny Core Linux 11.0 Released
Tiny Core is a minimal and lightweight Linux distribution, its latest release updates the Linux kernel to 5.4.3 and fixes several bugs.
You can find more about it in their blog post.
elementary OS 5.1.2 Released
The elementary OS team has recently overhauled their release process and now, they’ve come up with another minor release for elementary 5.1 ‘Hera’.
The new release includes all the essential updates pushed in January along with several important fixes. You can find all the relevant details in their announcement post.
Raspbian 2020-02-05 Released
A Debian-based distribution tailored for Raspberry Pi has come up with an updated build with some improvements to the file manager, and other minor improvements or bug fixes.
You can read more about what has changed in their official post.
OpenShot 2.5.0 Released
OpenShot’s new major release adds a lot of useful features while improving the essential functions. You can refer to our coverage to know more about the major release.
Drawpile 2.1.16 Released
Drawpile is a free collaborative drawing program. With the new version update, it has updated its server list and improved a lot of things in the program.
You can read more about it in their release post.
What have we missed?
If you know of any more Linux application or Linux distribution release this week, please let us know either by this contact form (recommended) or by leaving a comment below.