gNewSense 5 Hopes To Be A Speedier Release Of The FSF-Approved Linux OS
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 7 May 2016 at 08:33 AM EDT. 2 Comments
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GNewSense 4 was released yesterday as the successor to gNewSense 3, which had been around since 2013. GNewSense 4 was also their first release being based off the current Debian stable 7. GNewSense releases have been far and few between, but the developers involved are looking at possibility expediting gNewSense 5 and beyond.

With gNewSense 4 "Ucclia" out the door, developers have already turned the discussion to gNewSense 5. Developer Sam Geeraerts started a mailing list thread about speeding up the development for this next major release. He's also started this planning Wiki page with brainstorming ways to improve their build processes to be able to push out new releases in a faster manner.

Among options being pursued are reverting back to their older "Builder" style of development so upstream updates to modified packages don't need to be built manually and/or finding other ways to automate their development method. There isn't too much yet, but hopefully they will figure out ways to improve the development of this Free Software Foundation sponsored and endorsed pure-free-software Linux distribution. They are also looking at some of the ways of Trisquel, another FSF-approved Linux distribution.
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