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Distribution Release: Kubuntu 19.10

Friday 18th of October 2019 03:18:27 AM
The Kubuntu team has announced the availability of Kubuntu 19.10. The new version offers nine months of security updates and ships with KDE Plasma 5.16 (Plasma 5.17 can be installed from the distribution's Backports repository). the project's release announcement lists the new updates and features: "Codenamed Eoan Ermine,....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu MATE 19.10

Friday 18th of October 2019 01:01:20 AM
Martin Wimpress has announced the release of Ubuntu MATE 19.10. The new version provides nine months of support and addresses a number of minor desktop bugs. "Upstream MATE Desktop recently released 1.22.2. All the updates are present in Ubuntu MATE 19.10 plus I've cherry picked a good deal....

Distribution Release: Xubuntu 19.10

Thursday 17th of October 2019 11:06:16 PM
Xubuntu is a community edition of Ubuntu featuring the Xfce desktop. The project's new version, Xubuntu 19.10, features the Xfce 4.14 desktop which migrates from using GTK2 to GTK3. The distribution also features a new screensaver package. "Xubuntu 19.10 features Xfce 4.14, released in August 2019 after nearly....

Distribution Release: UbuntuStudio 19.10

Thursday 17th of October 2019 08:17:57 PM
Ubuntu Studio is a variant of Ubuntu aimed at the GNU/Linux audio, video and graphic enthusiast as well as professional. The distribution provides a collection of open-source applications available for multimedia creation. The project's latest release, Ubuntu Studio 19.10, includes OBS Studio, Ray Session, and an improved version....

Distribution Release: Ubuntu 19.10

Thursday 17th of October 2019 05:20:56 PM
The Ubuntu team have announced the release of Ubuntu 19.10. The new version features the GNOME 3.34 desktop environment, kernel 5.3 with new video card and single board computer hardware support, and new security options enabled in the package builds. "Ubuntu 19.10 is based on the Linux release....

BSD Release: OpenBSD 6.6

Thursday 17th of October 2019 02:08:01 PM
OpenBSD is an operating system developer with efforts that emphasize portability, standardisation, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. The project's latest release, OpenBSD 6.6, furthers the migration from using the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) to the Clang compiler on supported architectures. It also improves memory handling on machines....

Distribution Release: NuTyX 11.2

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 08:23:02 PM
NuTyX is a French Linux distribution (with multi-language support) built from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch, with a custom package manager called "cards". The project's latest release is NuTyX 11.2 which includes several new package updates, including an LTS release of the Linux kernel. "I'm....

Distribution Release: Zevenet 5.10.1 "Community"

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 03:20:35 PM
Zevenet is a load balancer and application delivery system based on Debian. The Zevenet platform provides HTTP and HTTPS connections for web applications as well as load balancing services for TCP and UDP traffic. The project has published a new version of their Community Edition. The new Zevenet....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 836

Monday 14th of October 2019 12:56:56 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Archman GNU/Linux Xfce 2019-09News: Haiku improves ARM compatibility, UBports team improving their installer and PinePhone support, openSUSE upgrading Plasma for 15.2 release, Trident plans migration to new base, Unix turns 50 years oldQuestions and answers: Finding a home server distro that is....

Development Release: Rescatux 0.72 Beta1

Sunday 13th of October 2019 01:02:22 AM
Rescatux is a Debian-based GNU/Linux live distribution that includes a graphical wizard for rescuing broken GNU/Linux installations. The available rescue options include restoring the GRUB boot loader after a Windows installation, Linux and Windows password resets, and Linux file system checks. The project's latest development snapshot, Rescatux 0.72....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.1-RC1

Friday 11th of October 2019 10:22:24 PM
Glen Barber has announced the release of the first of two scheduled release candidates for FreeBSD 12.1. The release candidate contains just a handful of fixes and improvements since last week's BETA3 snapshot. The release announcement reports: "A summary of changes since 12.1-BETA3 includes: A NULL pointer dereference....

Distribution Release: NixOS 19.09

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 05:06:47 PM
NixOS is an independently developed distribution that aims to improve the state of the art in system configuration management. In NixOS, the entire operating system, including the kernel, applications, system packages and configuration files, are built by the Nix package manager. The project has released version 19.09 of....

Development Release: Elive 3.7.14 (Alpha)

Monday 7th of October 2019 08:21:27 PM
Elive is a desktop distribution based on Debian. The project has released a new development snapshot based on Debian 10. The new snapshot offers UEFI support, the GNOME Software package manager, and an experimental 64-bit build (which is available at a cost). "After a long time of development,....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 5.9

Monday 7th of October 2019 03:15:19 PM
SparkyLinux is a lightweight distribution based on Debian. The project's latest release is an update to the project's Stable 5.x branch. The new version, SparkyLinux 5.9, includes updates from Debian 10 "Buster", an updated LTS kernel, and a Hungarian translation for the Sparky tools. The release announcement has....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 835

Monday 7th of October 2019 12:13:46 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Isotop, Mazon OS, and KduxOSNews: Solus updates supported desktops, OpenMandriva compiles kernel with Clang, Linux Mint makes System Reports proactive, Arch Linux introduces new base packageTips and tricks: How to find files by multiple criteria in LinuxTorrent corner: 4MLinux, Arch, AUSTRUMI, GParted,....

Development Release: MX Linux 19 Beta 3

Saturday 5th of October 2019 04:00:13 AM
The third beta build of MX Linux 19, a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian 10 and featuring a customised Xfce 4.14 desktop, is now ready for testing: "MX Linux 19 beta 3 available for testing, the last beta before the release candidate. As usual, this beta includes....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.1-BETA3

Saturday 5th of October 2019 12:31:21 AM
Glen Barber has announced the release of a new development version of FreeBSD. The new beta release, FreeBSD 12.1-BETA3, fixes some build errors in the core operating system, addresses a send bug in ZFS, and there are two new subcommands for the freebsd-update update manager. The release announcement....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 834

Monday 30th of September 2019 12:10:07 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: FreedomBox 2019-07-10 "Buster"News: Ubuntu publishes list of popular snaps, DragonFly BSD gains filesystem checks for HAMMER2, UBports updates available apps, CentOS publishes new rolling edition, Librem 5 phones shipping, Redcore updates its package managerQuestions and answers: Refreshed ISO files versus on-line updatesReleased....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.1-BETA2

Saturday 28th of September 2019 01:57:10 PM
The FreeBSD team has published a new development snapshot of the project's upcoming 12.1 release. The latest beta fixes a number of problems found in drivers, the ping6 command, and FUSE filesystem support. "A summary of changes since 12.1-BETA1 includes: an off-by-one error in fusefs(5) had been fixed;....

Distribution Release: SolydXK 10

Friday 27th of September 2019 04:05:49 PM
SolydXK is a Debian-based desktop distribution which is available in two main editions: Xfce and KDE Plasma. The project's latest release builds on technology from Debian Buster and fixes a number of bugs. "The SolydXK Team has worked long and hard to create yet another solid release. We....

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Wine 4.18 Released

  • Wine 4.18 Released

    The Wine development release 4.18 is now available.

  • Please look at this Wine graph showing a 4.18 increase

    I decant believe that title! The latest and greatest code from the Wine hackers has been sweetened to perfection with the Wine 4.18 development release now available.

  • Wine 4.18 Released With Many Bug Fixes, Some Feature Work

    While three weeks have passed since the previous Wine development release compared to the usual two week cadence, Wine 4.18 is out today and isn't too busy on the feature front but there are more than three dozen bug fixes. The delay and Wine 4.18 not being particularly big appear to be due to WineConf taking place last week in Toronto keeping many of the developers busy. New Wine 4.18 feature work includes implementing more VBScript functions, cleanups/improvements to the Apple macOS Quartz code, and fixes for test case failures.