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
elementary OS 5.1 Released with improved looks
elementary OS 5.1 Hera has been released. It brings plenty of visual improvements. Check out the in-depth coverage here.
Firefox 71 Released
Firefox 71 has been released with better tracker blocking. Here are more details on Firefox 71.
Wine 4.21 Released
Wine – which is a compatibility layer that lets you run Windows applications/games on Linux has come up with a new development release.
It is worth noting that it is not a part of the stable channel – however, it includes a lot of bug fixes and the ability to configure HTTP proxy through DCHP. You can read more about the changes in their announcement post.
Krita 4.2.8 Released
Being one of the best open source paint applications for Linux users, Krita is an impressive tool.
Krita 4.2.8 is essentially a bug fix release that takes care of all the annoying problems that you probably encountered before. To know all the technical details, refer to the official changelog.
Kali Linux 2019.04 Released
Kali Linux is easily one of the best Linux distributions for hacking and penetration testing. The newest release comes with an undercover mode of using windows on Kali Linux and a lot of changes along with that (like a new default desktop environment – Xfce).
You can take a look at the official announcement to learn more.
Proxmox Mail Gateway 6.1 Released
Proxmox is a mail gateway on top of Debian. So, in this release, they have updated their base to Debian 10.2 (buster) and a 5.3 kernel as well.
For more details, make sure to check out their announcement post.
CAINE 11.0 Released
CAINE is an Ubuntu-based live Linux distro that helps with digital forensics. They have released their next major version 11.0 with a lot of changes including an updated kernel, added support for booting on UEFI, and several other improvements.
Read more about it on their official website.
New releases of the previous week
Here are the Linux apps and distributions that were released the previous week.
Gscan2PDF 2.6.1 Released
Gscan2PDF is a tool to convert a scanned document to a PDF file. The new release includes significant bug fixes and improvements.
Devuan ASCII 2.1 Released
Devuan is originally forked from Debian to provide alternative init software to systemd. The new point release is still using Debian 9 but offers some significant improvements.
You can learn more about it in their announcement post.
LibreELEC 9.2.0 Released
LibreELEC is a Linux-based OS to work with Kodi Media Center. The latest release is based on Kodi v18.5 and includes several changes.
You might want to take a look at their official post for the changes.
Zorin OS 15 Lite Released
Finally, Zorin OS 15 Lite has arrived to replace the older 12.4 version. The release includes a lot of changes that make it possible for you to run it on a super old computer.
You can find out more about the release in our coverage where we share our quick initial impressions and highlight the features.
Sourcegraph 3.10 Released
Sourcegraph is a platform for developers that lets them explore the code and navigate through it to help understand it better and work on it. It is usually utilized by big tech companies.
Oracle Linux 8 Update 1 Released
Oracle Linux 8 Update 1 is now available for the public. The release includes important bug fixes, security fixes, and enhancements.
You can check out the announcement post to learn more.
Debian 10.2 Released
The second update to Debian 10 release is here. This might be a minor release but it fixes some security issues and serious problems encountered in the previous version.
Take a look at what has changed in their official news post.
gThumb 3.8.2 Released
gThumb is an image viewer and explorer for the GNOME desktop. The new release improves on the functionality by fixing the menus and adding icons to it.
You can find more details on it at GNOME’s Wiki page.
Parole Media Player 1.0.5 Released
Parole is a lightweight open-source media player. The latest release fixes all the pesky bugs.
You can get the latest version from its unofficial repository maintained by Ubuntuhandbook.
What have we missed?
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