Jeff Hoogland, the creator and lead developer of Bodhi, announced this week that the new version of your operating system will be based on the latest version of Ubuntu, that is, Bodhi 4.0 will be based on Ubuntu 16.04.1. In his blog post, Hoogland also tells us when we can use the new version, although he only tells us that it will be available at the end of August without providing an exact date yet.
The latest news related to Bodhi Linux that we had until this week came in March, at which time Bodhi 3.2.0 was released, but it is also somewhat understandable considering that Hoogland was preparing a version based on an LTS version. as is the Xenial Xerus brand. Although its official launch is scheduled for the end of August, a Alpha version on July 18 or, what is the same, next Monday.
Bodhi 4.0 will arrive at the end of August
Last month I suggested that the first Bodhi 4.0.0 pre-release would be coming soon, but then June came and there was no more news. One of my goals for the v4.0.0 release is to realign our Enlightenment Foundation Libraries core with the latest release. Their 1.18 release has been on hold for several weeks due to a number of things they are integrating ideally and we would like to include this release by default in Bodhi 4.0.0
The version that will be released next Monday will arrive 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 version of the operating system developed by Canonical, that is, on Ubuntu 16.04.1.
If you want to try the current version of Bodhi, you just have to go to his Official Site and download the image compatible with your computer.