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
Linux Kernel 5.8 Released
Linux Kernel 5.8 is one of the biggest releases yet. Even though it does not offer a lot of major changes, it introduces several improvements and fixes.
You can read all about it in our coverage.
ALT Linux 9.1 Released
An independently developed Linux distribution “ALT Linux” for workstation, servers, and educational institutions has come up with a new point release that introduces new architecture support armv7hf and aarch64 CPUs as well.
You can check out the official release information on their website.
BunsenLabs Linux Lithium Released
BunsenLabs Linux is an interesting project which aims to provide a lightweight and customizable Linux distribution based on Debian’s “stable” branch.
With the new release, Lithium, it includes Openbox as one of its core components along with some improvements to the menu. You can read more about the changes in their release notes.
GeckoLinux 999.200729.0 Released
GeckoLinux is a rolling-release distribution based on openSUSE tailored for desktop users.
With this minor release, they’ve made different live images available with various desktop environments that include Cinnamon, XFCE, KDE, and others. You can find all the details in their changelog.
OPNsense 20.7 Released
OPNsense is a HardenedBSD-based firewall and routing platform. With the new release, it is based on HardenedBSD 12.1 along with several new feature additions to its web interface.
You can learn more about it in their official blog post.
Wine 5.14 Released
A development release for the road ahead of Wine 6.0 has arrived with a couple of improvements.
You can get all the technical details of the changes in their official post.
VokscreenNG 3.0.5 Released
VokscreenNG is an impressive screencasting tool for Linux. The latest release is a minor update with necessary bug fixes.
Even though you won’t find a particular release note, you can explore more about it in their GitHub releases section.
New releases of the previous week
Here are the Linux apps and distributions that were released the previous week.
REMnux 7 Released
REMnux is an Ubuntu-based distro that equips you with a toolkit for reverse-engineering and help you analyze malicious software.
The latest release introduces a lot of new tools along with a bunch of improvements. You can explore more about it in their release post.
Mozilla Firefox 79 Released
Firefox 79 is a minor release that introduces a new password export feature, fixes several bugs along with security patches.
You can read more about it in their official release notes.
digiKam 7.0.0 Released
digiKam is a powerful open-source photo management software. With the latest 7.0.0 release, it has improved the face detection feature that also detects animals. This should help you manage your photos filtered by the face.
You can learn more about the improvements in digitaKam 7.0.0 on their official release post.
Enlightenment 0.24.2 Released
Enlightenment desktop (which you can find on Bodhi Linux) gets a new minor release with a couple of improvements.
You can take a look at what has improved on their official blog post for the release.
Sweet Home 3D 6.4 Released
Sweet Home is an interesting free and open-source software to help you make interior designs on Linux.
The latest 6.4 release fixes some issues and improves the features available. You can read more about the changes in their official website.
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.