Rhino Linux 2024.1 is the first version of this year and arrives with Pacstall 5.0 and Linux 6.9

Rhino Linux 2024.1

Although it is not best to do it this way, it is worth creating an organization chart or a UML diagram. It is common in any development to start adding functions and so on and later focus on making everything work as well as possible. It is something that Canonical does, for example, in its provisional versions - those every six months -, and it seems that it is something that they have done this time with the launch of Rhino Linux 2024.1.

The notes for this version can be summarized in three new features: on the one hand, the new version of its package installer: Pacstall 5; on the other hand, the kernel, which has now been upgraded to Linux 6.9; and, finally, something generic: they have updated packages to their latest versions, or at least to more recent releases than the ones in the previous 2023.3.

Pacstall 5, the most notable new feature of Rhino Linux 2024.4

Pacstall 5 includes new features such as:

  • Many updates in pacsripts.
  • Pacstall 5.0 and 5.1 introduced improvements to multiple repository management, making it easier to keep your own repository packages up to date.
  • Improved character strings have been introduced in _arch.
  • Complete list of new features in Pacstall 5.0 and 5.1 in this y this other link respectively.

As for the kernel, it is used 6.9.1-generic for desktop version, 6.9.0-okpine on PINE64 devices and 6.8.0-raspi for the Raspberry Pi. As we have mentioned, they have taken advantage of the opportunity to update packages and correct errors.

Rhino Linux 2024.1, like the rest of the versions, is based on Ubuntu, but they don't say what version of Canonical's system it's built on. It is also logical, since they use their own repositories, they update the software with a Rolling Release development model and they do not use APT as a package manager.

Existing users can upgrade to Rhino Linux 2024.1 by writing rpk update -y in the terminal. For new installations, ISO images are available at your download page.