Jeff Hoogland, the creator and lead developer of Bodhi, has announced this week that the new version of its operating system will be based on the latest version of Ubuntu, ie Bodhi 4.0 will be based on Ubuntu 16.04.1. At the entrance of his blog, Hoogland also tells us when we will be able to use the new version, although he only tells us that it will be available in late August without providing any exact date yet.
The latest Bodhi Linux-related news we had until this week came in March, when Bodhi 3.2.0 was released, but it’s also understandable if we consider that Hoogland was preparing a turn-based version of an LTS version such as the Xenial Xerus brand. Although its official release is scheduled for late August, one will be released Alpha version on July 18th or, what is the same, next Monday.
Bodhi 4.0 will arrive in late August
Last month I suggested that the first pre-release of Bodhi 4.0.0 would come soon, but then came June and there was no more news. One of my goals for the v4.0.0 release is to realign our Enlightenment Foundation Libraries kernel with the latest release. Its 1.18 release has been held back for several weeks due to a number of things that are ideally integrating and we would like to include this default release in Bodhi 4.0.0
The version that will be released next Monday will come with version 1.17 of Enlightenment Foundation Libraries and Elementary packages for the Enlightenment environment, which is where the Moksha interface of Bodhi. What is more interesting is that Bodhi 4.0.0 will be based on the first update of the latest operating system version developed by Canonical, that is, on Ubuntu 16.04.1.
If you want to try the current version of Bodhi, just go to his official page and download the compatible image to your computer.