The new version of Solus will have Flatpak, Gnome 3.22 and kernel 4.9


A few hours ago, developers from the Solus team spoke about the new version of Solus that will be released during the first quarter of 2017. Among them has been ikey Doherty, the project leader.

Thus we have learned about the news that will be gradually incorporated into the distribution as well as the new packages that the distribution will admit in addition to its own, we haven't heard from Budgie Desktop yet.

The famous desktop that characterizes Solus has not yet been seen but we do know that the news will make it possible for Budgie Desktop 11 to reach our desks or at least that is expected.

Among the novelties is the adoption of the Gnome 3.22 libraries, the latest version of these libraries that will allow Budgie Desktop to solve some problems currently in development.

Solus will support Flatpak packages and not snap packages

The proprietary drivers will also come to this distribution, among them is Nvidia Optimus, the famous driver for Nvidia graphics cards. The boot loader will also be modified, adopting the Boot Loader Management from the Clear Linux project. The Linux kernel 4.9 will also be available in the new version, which ensures that we will have the latest support for Linux-compatible hardware.

And a few hours ago, the same project leader confirmed that distribution will adopt Fedora Flatpak packages instead of Canonical snap packages, something that is still striking because Solus seemed more inclined to the world of Canonical than to other distributions. But it seems that the Solus distribution will be compatible with the Flatpak packages and with all the applications that this format already has.

Still, Budgie Desktop 11 still not showing up and it is something that its users demand already, at least to see those news that are being announced. And although we have not seen it yet, it seems that there is less and less Do not you think?

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  1.   Charles said

    Where do they get that Solus is more inclined to the world of Canonical?
    Solus has always been independent and doesn't even have a close with any of Canonical's technologies.
    On the other hand, what is curious is that for a long time they denied the use of this type of distribution system for their platform, but now accepting that it is a better solution for third-party packages seems right to me.