elementary OS 7 Getting Closer to Release

Nov 07, 2022

The team behind elementary OS has announced they are now focused on putting the finishing touches on the next major release of the Linux distribution.

Danielle Foré, Founder & CEO of elementary OS, has announced that the team is now preparing for the release of 7.0. With all blocking window manager issues resolved, the team is ready to move forward.

At this point, the remaining tasks are mostly centered around builds, infrastructure, etc. But even with the OS in this position, the team is still adding more polish to the release.

But what can you expect with elementary OS 7.0? The team has been fairly closed-mouthed about the project, but we do know that it will include Flatpak 7.1 (based on GNOME 43) and a number of Gtk 4 improvements.

Other expected features include a modernized look for app icons, a more responsive design, and major improvements to the App Center and System Settings tools. One goal the team has is to fit the desktop for any device (including mobile). That's their idea of a responsive design.

For anyone thinking 7.0 will bring a massive visual change to the distribution, you'll be disappointed. Pantheon will remain the same Pantheon you've grown accustomed to, but with much more polish.

To find out more about what 7.0 might bring, follow the official elementary OS blog.

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