Pop!_OS' COSMIC Desktop Finishing Up Work On App Store

Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop on 9 May 2024 at 12:00 AM EDT. 33 Comments
The developers at System76 working on their Rust-written COSMIC desktop environment catering to their in-house, Ubuntu-derived Pop!_OS Linux distribution have provided their latest monthly status update on the desktop effort.

In recent weeks some of the COSMIC desktop enhancements have included:

- Display mirroring support for the COSMIC desktop is nearly complete.

- Pop!_OS 24.40 packages are now being built for ARM64.

- The "ultra fast" COSMIC App Store is nearly implemented. There is ongoing polishing to address user experience issues:

COSMIC App Store

- The COSMIC Files file manager has added GNOME Virtual File-System (GVFS) integration for handling external storage and network shares.

- COSMIC Greeter integration with logind.

- COSMIC Edit now supports CRLF-encoded files.

- The ability to drag-and-drop text and images has been added for COSMIC Files.

- Clipboard support has been added for the Launcher and App Library.

- A generic context menu widget has been added to Libcosmic.

- Many fixes and other improvements throughout this Rust-written open-source desktop environment.

More details on these latest COSMIC desktop enhancements via the System76 blog. The COSMIC desktop is working towards its official release later this year alongside the Pop!_OS 24.04 Linux distribution release.
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