The second installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup, for the week ending October 11th is here to keep you guys up to date with the most important things that have happened this week in the Linux world. If you missed last week’s launch of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup, you can check it out here.
This week has been a bit slow but there were some interesting releases and announcements, and you can check them all out below. But first, I’ll kick off the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup for October 11th, 2020, with a big THANK YOU to the new donors and some important website changes.
Once again, I want to thank everyone who followed us on social media and for your continued support through this challenging time. I received two donations this week, from Unicorn Media and Billy Mackay. Thank you!
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I’m adding a new section to the weekly roundup that will highlight any changes made to the website lately. For those not in the know, I work on the design and maintenance of the website alone. I don’t have any external help.
This week I had some extra time and I finally managed to implement infinite scroll on the front page without having to click a button. In case you haven’t noticed, the “View more articles” button is now gone and articles are loading continuously as you scroll down, to infinity and beyond!
I think it’s easier to browse past articles this way. However, due to this change, I had to modify the footer from a static one to a floating one that also features a hidden “go to top” button (hint: click on the 9to5Linux name). Of course, I also had to adjust the footer to look good with both dark and light themes.
Moreover, I managed to test the website on some older devices with smaller screens/resolutions and noticed that the header wasn’t always looking good. Therefore, I had to remove the “MENU” name next to the hamburger menu and leave only the search and hamburger button for small screens.
Hot news of the week
- Kubuntu community launched the Kubuntu Focus M2 Linux laptop
- KDE’s Plasma Mobile UI for mobile devices scored another important update
- Valve released a new Steam Client update with some Linux fixes
- Purism launched a new “Fund Your App” initiative to support your own apps for the Librem 5 Linux phone
Linux distributions released this week
- Oracle Linux 7.9
- Redo Rescue 2.0.6
- Runtu 20.04.1 Lite
- Endless OS 3.8.7
- Apodio GNU/Linux 1.2.7
- IPFire 2.25 Core Update 150
- Garuda Linux 201007
- OviOS Linux 3.10
- SparkyLinux 4.13
Linux apps, drivers, desktops and kernels released this week
- Vulkan 1.2.156
- HPLIP 3.20.9 (adds support for Linux Mint 20, openSUSE Leap 15.2 and Debian GNU/Linux 10.4)
- U-Boot 2020.10
- Nvidia 455.28 (short-lived driver with performance improvements for a few Steam Play titles)
- GIMP 2.10.22 (another major release, this time with improvements to file support)
- LibreOffice 7.0.2 (point release with lots of bug fixes)
- CMake 3.18.4
- ZFSonLinux 0.8.5
- GNU nano 5.3 (small bugfix release)
- Linux kernel 5.8.14
- Linux kernel 5.4.70 LTS
- Linux kernel 4.19.150 LTS
- GNOME 3.38.1 (point release with numerous fixes and improvements)
- Telegram Desktop 2.4.3
- Calibre 5.2 (point release with important fixes)
- FreeType2 2.10.3
- phpMyAdmin 5.0.3
- Mumble 1.3.3
- Wine 5.19
- Python 3.9.0
- Mozilla Thunderbird 78.3.2 (point release with important fixes)
- MediaInfo 20.09
- Drupal 9.0.7
- Rust 1.47.0
- MariaDB 10.5.6
- Juju 2.8.5
- Chromium 86.0.4240.75
- DXVK 1.7.2
- GNOME 3.36.7 (point release with important fixes for GNOME 3.36 users)
- Nmap 7.91
- KDE Applications 20.08.2 (point release with various improvements)
- KDE Frameworks 5.75.0 (monthly update with numerous bug fixes and improvements)
Coming up next week
- Linux kernel 5.9
- KDE Plasma 5.20
- …and hopefully other exciting releases!
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