Is there a release date/cycle/announcement for the next version? Bodhi eventually will need to rebase on 20.04...
There is no official release date for BL 6.0. It will happen whenever I get it accomplished. We have various technical issues to sort out first. And as noted above I lost several months of time due to COVID. Sometime this fall is about the best I can say at this point.
Better to get it right than to meet some arbitrary deadline. There is plenty of time left on the 18.04 clock so no need to rush. Anyway rather let 20.04 get all (well most anyway)the bugs out before going to 6.0. So far I like BL because it's solid, stable and fast - so let's keep it that way.
So is my 5.1 disc burned in March still the latest version please. Speedy recovery and take care.
Version 5.1 is the latest stable release, there is an version 6.0 alpha release but as it's still being developed you're best sticking with version 5.1 for now. If you're reinstalling Bodhi 5.1 then I'd recommend running software updates after installation (details on how to do this can be found in the wiki)
Post by serendipity7000 on Nov 1, 2020 18:33:16 GMT
Cheers. Yes I'm going to check out 6 :-) But wanting to install 5.1 on another machine. And have 5.1 Alpha written on my disc from March. I remember some fine tuning was being done to 5.1 so I guess I just run update/upgrade to get them? Or does the link to download 5.1 now include them? Cheers.
Everyone should keep in mind 18.04 is LTS until April 2023. So for my $$$ I say a Spring 2021 release will work just fine - 20.04 should be pretty solid by then.
I have been running on Ubuntu based distros for a long time and from experience I can say that it can take a year to get all the little quirks and bugs worked out. I might (OK not might I do on in a VM) play with a new release but for my daily driver or what I install for others is always the Ubuntu based release that has been out in the wild for a while.
Bodhi 5.1 has been super stable and fast. I am running it on 4 systems so far and Bodhi has outperformed the supposedly "light" Ubuntu based distros. Also I am running it with the Cinnamon DE on a more powerful Lenovo laptop (i7 16Gib RAM) and it outperforms the most popular Ubuntu based Cinnamon distro (really really nice and fast) and Debian with Cinnamon (which was not so great).