• NixOS is an independent Linux distribution which showcases the Nix advanced package manager. The project’s latest release is NixOS 20.09 which is supported through to April 2021 and places a focus on stabilizing the core system. “Stabilization of the NixOS happens a month before planned release. The goal is to have as little as possible continuous integration (Hydra) jobs failing before the release is cut. While we would like to release on time, a high quality release is more important. Individuals who contributed to stabilizing this release: volth, Robert Scott, Tim Steinbach, WORLDofPEACE, Maximilian Bosch, Thomas Tuegel, Doron Behar, Vladimír Čunát, Jonathan Ringer, Maciej Krüger, and 190 others! I think that the 20.09 release highlighted a few weak points with our current release schedule. Discussions have already began on how to improve the process from the beginning, to help minimize risk, and set ourselves up for more successes in the future. I want to thank WORLDofPEACE (my co-release-manager) for helping me with release management items, Thomas Tuegel for helping with Qt and Plasma stabilization, as well as Robert Scott for his work with release stabilization.” Further information is available on the project’s news page and in the release notes. Download (pkglist): latest-nixos-plasma5-x86_64-linux.iso (1,260MB, SHA256), latest-nixos-gnome-x86_64-linux.iso (1,348MB, SHA256), latest-nixos-minimal-x86_64-linux.iso (571MB, SHA256).

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