The developers of KaOS, a rolling release distribution with a focus on KDE and Qt technologies, have introduced a number of new features and improvements. The project's March status update talks about finding reverse dependencies in the on-line package viewer, several updates to key software components and adding VirtualBox integration to the live media. The report also mentions future snapshots will feature a version of the Calamares installer which will be able to work with GPT disk layouts. "Quite a lot of changes to report here for the last five weeks. A new major systemd release (233) required changes in how the live environment needs to run, it took a half dozen internal test ISOs to have all that working correctly again. Mesa has moved to the 17 series (currently at 17.0.2), this looked for a little while that it would break the use of QtWebengine on Nouveau systems again, but luckily the three needed nouveau patches could be adjusted to have no such issues. New poppler, libbluray and libarchive required the usual sizable rebuilds. A major CVE caused a quicker than normal update of the stable kernel, Linux 4.9.12 was moved to all users shortly after receiving the 4.9.10 update."
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