Endless OS 3.1.6 (May 8, 2017)
May 9 Update: OS upgrades to 3.1.6 are temporarily disabled – see comments below – 3.1.7 will be out later today to fix a Realtek WiFi driver problem
May 10 Update: OS upgrades to 3.1.7 are now available – see below if you got stuck without working WiFi or without the ability to update to 3.1.7
New Features and Bugfixes
Security fix: We changed the default permissions for home folders to not be readable by other non-admin users. If you upgrade to this version, your system will automatically apply this fix to existing home folders.
Upgraded browser: We upgraded the built-in browser to Chromium 58.
App Center speed improvements: We have sped up the App Center’s launch time by avoiding unnecessary metadata updates from some flatpak repos.
App Center localization: We fixed user interface translations and cut-off subtitles in Bengali and Hindi versions.
App names and thumbnail images: We fixed the names and thumbnail images for some core applications.
App updates: We fixed a problem where some apps could never be successfully updated and fixed an occasional problem where an app or runtime update would complete successfully but the “Update” button would remain (a similar bug had been fixed for 3.1.5 but only for “Install” and not for “Update”). We also improved the accuracy of progress bars for external app installations/updates so that you can now better predict the time it will take to complete.
Inkscape bugfix: We fixed support for some extensions for Inkscape.
Video app bugfixes: We fixed some visual glitches that you might have experienced when playing videos inside apps.
New Web Apps
These apps are available via desktop right-click.
New Flatpak Apps
These apps are available via the App Center.
- Visual Studio Code
- Sublime Text
- Atom Text Editor
- Transmission – This is now our recommended BitTorrent client and thus we have renamed FrostTorrent back to its upstream name, FrostWire.
- Security fix: We fixed a security issue on dual-boot systems – Windows files are now protected from access by non-admin Endless users.