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Solus 3 ISO Refresh Released

September 20, 2018 in News and Releases
/2018/09/Solus Refresh Editions

We are proud to announce the availability of Solus 3.9999, our ISO refresh of Solus 3. This refresh enables support for a variety of new hardware released since Solus 3, introduces an updated set of default applications and theming, as well as enables users to immediately take advantage of new Solus infrastructure.

General

Default Applications and Theming

All of our editions feature:

  • Firefox 62
  • LibreOffice 6.1.0.3
  • Rhythmbox 3.4.2
  • Thunderbird 60

Our Budgie and GNOME Editions ship with GNOME MPV 0.14 and our MATE Edition ships with VLC 3.0.3.

Solus ships with theming that enables a consistent look and feel across the entire system, regardless of which edition is chosen. All editions feature the Adapta GTK Theme for applications and Papirus Icon Theme for icons.

Hardware and Kernel Enablement

This ISO refresh of Solus ships with Linux kernel 4.18.5, enabling us to provide out-of-the-box support for the latest CPUs from AMD and Intel, including support for high core count CPUs like AMD Threadripper 2.

Additionally, we’ve introduced Intel GVT-g support for improved GPU virtualization via the enablement of KVMGT, MDEV, and VFIO_MDEV modules, as well as improved Realtek wireless card and dongle support with enablement of the RTL8XXX/RTL8XXXU modules.

Infrastructure Support

As previously announced, we have been making changes to our infrastructure, repositories, and more. To ensure users are able to immediately take advantage of our new infrastructure, this refresh changes our default repository URLs so no modification or further updates are necessary.

As such, we have also updated various system packages, such as our baselayout, to point to more relevant support documentation.

Defaults

GNOME

Our ISO refresh of Solus GNOME Edition introduces some changes to our default branding, such as:

  • GNOME
    • Removable Drive applet / extension is now enabled by default. This should make it much easier to perform unmounts without having to open Nautilus, the default file manager
  • Nautilus
    • Default to single clicks for opening files and folders. We are confident that this change will prove to be more efficient for users, especially those which typically interact with their system via a touchpad. This is always changeable via Nautilus’ Behavior section of its Preferences.
    • Enabled show-image-thumbnails for all devices, so that will include network shares (Samba).
    • Set recursive-search to local-only so it’s not trying to search across every possible device you have and causing it to choke on lower-end systems

Additionally, Solus GNOME Edition now ships with GNOME Photos out of the box, enabling easier photo management and editing!

MATE

Our ISO refresh of Solus MATE Edition introduces some changes to our default branding, such as:

  • panel
    • Add a separator after the clock, improving readability.

Changelog of ISO

Packages added to this release:

  • aa-lsm-hook
  • aalib
  • audit
  • brotli
  • bubblewrap
  • budgie-screenshot-applet
  • dnsmasq
  • freeglut
  • gexiv2
  • gptfdisk
  • ilmbase
  • imagemagick
  • jasper
  • ldb
  • libblockdev
  • libbytesize
  • libcue
  • libdazzle
  • libde265
  • libglu
  • libglvnd
  • libgrss
  • libgsf
  • libgudev
  • libheif
  • libhogweed
  • libiptcdata
  • libnfs
  • libnice
  • libnumbertext
  • libosinfo
  • libqxp
  • libraw
  • libreoffice-all
  • libreoffice-base
  • libreoffice-common-dictionaries
  • libreoffice-math
  • libseccomp
  • libsoxr
  • libvoikko
  • libxfont2
  • libxvmc
  • libzmf
  • linux-driver-management-lightdm-integration
  • lm_sensors
  • lua51
  • luajit
  • mdadm
  • mesa-demos
  • mjpegtools-libs
  • mozjs38
  • mpg123
  • nautilus-python
  • nss-mdns
  • openexr
  • openjpeg
  • osinfo-db
  • perl-net-dbus
  • perl-x11-protocol
  • perl-xml-twig
  • perl-xmlparser
  • poppler-data
  • poppler-utils
  • postgresql
  • pyparsing
  • python-appdirs
  • python-asn1
  • python-asn1crypto
  • python-certifi
  • python-cffi
  • python-chardet
  • python-cparser
  • python-cryptography
  • python-enum34
  • python-idna
  • python-ipaddress
  • python-openssl
  • python-packaging
  • python-pysmbc
  • python-pysocks
  • python-setuptools
  • python-six
  • python-urllib3
  • qol-assist
  • sdl1
  • sndio
  • spice-vdagent
  • tevent
  • tracker
  • tracker-miners
  • unicode-character-database
  • usb-modeswitch
  • usysconf
  • volume_key
  • vulkan
  • webrtc-audio-processing
  • woff2
  • xhost
  • xmlsec1
  • xorg-driver-video-intel
  • xset

Packages removed from this release:

  • dracut
  • fftw
  • goofiboot
  • libmad
  • libxfont
  • linux-tools-cpupower
  • mesalib-demos
  • spidermonkey

Changes in this release:

appstream-glib

gd

gstreamer-1.0-plugins-good

gdbm

gstreamer-1.0-plugins-base

gpgme

libsndfile

libdvdcss

libvisio

grub2

solus-artwork

inetutils

unzip

mpc

youtube-dl

mpv

os-installer

gnutls

libxscrnsaver

ghostscript

libp11-kit

libcairo

transmission

libabw

libxcomposite

gnome-control-center

findutils

parted

gnome-disk-utility

gspell

libdvdread

dosfstools

libinput

libwebp

libxslt

libspectre

libunistring

elfutils

libproxy

libevdev

libgpg-error

libxext

libtimezonemap

libqmi

foomatic-db

font-clear-sans-ttf

clr-boot-manager

libnss

doflicky

exfat-utils

baobab

mutagen

jansson

bind-utils

libcdr

libgweather

firefox

gnome-themes-standard

libatasmart

yelp-xsl

libxcb

attr

xorg-driver-video-qxl

libxft

qt5-base

giflib

python3-gobject

networkmanager-openvpn

perl

tzdata

libxrandr

libvdpau

expat

libgphoto2

xkbcomp

xcb-util

evolution-data-server

grilo

nvidia-340-glx-driver

libtasn1

network-manager-applet

networkmanager-openconnect

upower

libe-book

alsa-utils

nautilus

tar

lightdm

sudo

gsettings-desktop-schemas

libarchive

gcc

libtelepathy-glib

lame

alsa-lib

budgie-desktop-branding

librsvg

gcr

libatk

rhythmbox-alternative-toolbar

gstreamer-1.0-plugins-bad

unixodbc

zimg

lzip

adwaita-icon-theme

polkit

libxshmfence

snapd

libhunspell

mariadb

libxfixes

libquvi

gnome-color-manager

xorg-driver-input-wacom

fribidi

openldap

libx11

libxkbfile

pciutils

at-spi2

libao

libgnome-desktop

libwpd

qtstyleplugins

lz4

libwps

gnome-bluetooth

libxdmcp

xorg-driver-video-amdgpu

gstreamer-1.0

gnome-calendar

atkmm

gdk-pixbuf

openvpn

solus-sc

baselayout

python

xvidcore

libwacom

libbluray

pango

reiserfsprogs

gvfs

ca-certs

font-hack-ttf

dhclient

system-config-printer

dbus

libmpeg2

pangomm

libsm

bluez

xorg-driver-video-fbdev

libgeocode-glib

poppler

gnome-mpv

gnome-screenshot

sharutils

gutenprint

openal-soft

bash

libedit

sdl2

seahorse

openssh

openssl

pyatspi2

python3-cairo

accountsservice

libfreehand

isl

linux-driver-management

cryptsetup

lvm2

harfbuzz

xz

gnome-autoar

libjson-glib

python-parted

cups

librest

docbook-xml

libva

xdg-user-dirs

libxpm

libpcre

libkate

libxinerama

nvidia-glx-driver

libusb

libevent

grep

freetype2

canon-ufriilt-common

libepoxy

gnupg

python-gobject

libcanberra

hicolor-icon-theme

libgnomekbd

man-db

libspeex

gedit

gnome-backgrounds

wavpack

dconf

dbus-glib

net-snmp

libgtkmm-3

libdvdnav

db5

exiv2

cups-pk-helper

gnome-calculator

iproute2

libdv

desktop-file-utils

libwnck

libexttextcat

nano

libxxf86dga

thunderbird

nettle

libunwind

gnome-session

xinit

liboauth

colord

libpipeline

gnome-system-monitor

libnspr

x264

x265

gobject-introspection

hunspell-en

libpwquality

fontconfig

xorg-driver-input-libinput

os-prober

libboost

iptables

geoclue

python-dbus

bash-completion

onboard

util-linux

libdaemon

ffmpeg

talloc

python-requests

gnome-online-accounts

libvorbis

enchant

orca

vino

libodfgen

libpciaccess

sed

libgtksourceview

djvulibre

libxau

glib-networking

kmod

v4l-utils

pisi

hwdata

libetonyek

lua

libpng

modem-manager

appstream-data

libgxps

gnome-terminal

xdg-utils

systemd

libpagemaker

gawk

libgcrypt

libxkbcommon

hplip

foomatic-db-engine

cairomm

lsof

libical

at-spi2-atk

xkeyboard-config

lsb-release

fuse-exfat

mtdev

font-symbola-ttf

libmbim

font-tlwg-ttf

network-manager

libexempi

procps-ng

libmspub

ncurses

kerberos

graphite2

imlib2

gstreamer-1.0-plugins-ugly

gnome-keyring

zlib

libpeas

libgtop

avahi

libassuan

libxml2

gmime

libxmu

xorg-driver-video-vmware

cups-filters

clutter-gtk

clutter

zenity

slick-greeter

rhythmbox

gparted

coreutils

sqlite3

xorg-driver-video-vesa

libxdamage

libsoup

pam

liborcus

fuse

libstartup-notification

pycups

gstreamer-1.0-libav

iso-codes

libxxf86vm

totem-pl-parser

alsa-plugins

udisks

gnome-doc-utils

gnome-user-docs

less

a52dec

libvpx

evince

libxtst

mesalib

libdmx

samba

dconf-editor

wayland

adapta-gtk-theme

snappy

papirus-icon-theme

apparmor

inxi

libreoffice

gmp

glibmm

libdrm

libglade

libixion

shadow

pcre2

python3

libmtp

libcaca

librevenge

hexchat

xorg-server

breeze-cursor-theme

binutils

gnome-settings-daemon

espeak-ng

shared-mime-info

libcdio

solus-hardware-config

libfontenc

libicu

unrar

libxi

glibc

libice

libxt

linux-firmware

nvidia-304-glx-driver

libwebkit-gtk

bc

libgdata

tdb

vapoursynth

libxv

dmidecode

wget

libcmis

xcb-util-keysyms

libjpeg-turbo

acl

libexif

libxres

libgusb

glib2

libass

libtiff

wpa_supplicant

libxcursor

libvte

sane-backends

nghttp2

speech-dispatcher

libxklavier

zip

gzip

file-roller

mutter

taglib

yelp

libxrender

qpdf

ibus

pulseaudio

file

curl

bzip2

libssh

libflac

gettext

budgie-desktop

llvm

kernel-glue

libogg

libffi

readline

eog

gnome-screensaver

noto-sans-ttf

linux-current

usbutils

e2fsprogs

libcdio-paranoia

xorg-driver-video-nouveau

time

xorg-driver-video-radeon

mpfr

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