Welcome to the 37th installation of This Week in Solus.
This week Linux 4.8.1 landed in Solus, in addition to numerous changes and improvements, such as:
We enabled CONFIG_HARDENED_USERCOPY which prevents a lot of heap overflow exploits (so a further level of protection against 0-day exploits in the future until patches come forward). You can read more here.
We enabled virtio-vsock which enables native sockets over a hypervisor, which will be useful for software such as spice in the future.
We now have support for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3’s touchscreen.
We now have support for the “Intel Virtual Button”, which is a required driver for some newer hardware, notably the power button on the new Dell XPS 13.
LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 has landed in the repo. LibreOffice 5.2 brings a lot of fantastic improvements, such as:
For more information, check out LibreOffice’s comprehensive list of changes here. They also have some great vids!
Some other goodies have landed in Solus this week, such as:
Here is a highlight of new and updated packages in Solus: