Long time Qubes user...I just bought an upgraded laptop from what I have been using. I'd like to get the latest Qubes version and this release has a lot of appeal, however I am not sure I am competent enough to provide valuable feedback on this latest RC.
Should I install the RC or version 4.0.4? I would like to build this properly to start on my upgraded laptop... I have been able to handle making new templates as febora and debian versions go end of life....so no problem there. Any advice appreciated! Sincerely, (PS Just donated before year end to the Qubes project...keep going developers and community! You do great stuff!) On Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 3:23:22 AM UTC-6 a...@qubes-os.org wrote: > Dear Qubes Community, > > The third release candidate for Qubes 4.1 is here! There are no major > changes to report. We've just focused on fixing bugs that were > discovered and reported in the second release candidate. > > If you're currently using any Qubes 4.1 release candidate, a regular > update  is sufficient to upgrade to the latest one. Otherwise, > read on for more about how to get started with testing Qubes 4.1-rc3. > > > What's new in Qubes 4.1? > ------------------------ > > In case you still haven't heard, Qubes 4.1 includes several major new > features, each of which is explained in depth in its own article: > > - Qubes Architecture Next Steps: The GUI Domain  > - Qubes Architecture Next Steps: The New Qrexec Policy System  > - New Gentoo templates and maintenance infrastructure  > - Reproducible builds for Debian: a big step forward  > > There are also numerous other improvements and bug fixes listed in > the release notes  and in the issue tracker . > > Finally, Qubes 4.1 features the following updated default components: > > - Xen 4.14 > - Fedora 32 in dom0 > - Fedora 34 template > - Debian 11 template > - Whonix 16 Gateway and Workstation templates > - Linux kernel 5.10 > > > How to test Qubes 4.1-rc3 > ------------------------- > > If you're willing to test  this release candidate, you can help to > improve the stable release by reporting any bugs you encounter . > Experienced users are strongly encouraged to join the testing team ! > > How to migrate to 4.1-rc3: > > - If you're already on any 4.1 release candidate, simply perform a > normal update . > - If you're not on a 4.1 release candidate yet, you have two options: > 1. Back up  your current installation, download  4.1-rc3, > perform a fresh install , then restore  from your backup. > 2. Perform an in-place upgrade . > > > Release candidate planning > -------------------------- > > With each new release candidate, Qubes 4.1 becomes more and more stable > as our testers report more bugs, and our developers fix them. As > explained in our general release schedule , this cycle will continue > until no major bugs are discovered, at which point the last release > candidate will be declared the stable 4.1 release. Until then, we plan > to have new release candidates approximately every five weeks. > > >  https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/how-to-update/ >  https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2020/03/18/gui-domain/ >  https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2020/06/22/new-qrexec-policy-system/ >  > > https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2020/10/05/new-gentoo-templates-and-maintenance-infrastructure/ >  > > https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2021/10/08/reproducible-builds-for-debian-a-big-step-forward/ >  https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/releases/4.1/release-notes/ >  > > https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-issues/issues?q=milestone%3A%22Release+4.1%22+is%3Aclosed+-label%3A%22R%3A+duplicate%22+-label%3A%22R%3A+invalid%22+-label%3A%22R%3A+cannot+reproduce%22+-label%3A%22R%3A+not+an+issue%22+-label%3A%22R%3A+not+our+bug%22+-label%3A%22R%3A+won%27t+do%22+-label%3A%22R%3A+won%27t+fix%22+ >  https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/testing/ >  https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/issue-tracking/ >  https://forum.qubes-os.org/t/joining-the-testing-team/5190 >  > > https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/how-to-back-up-restore-and-migrate/#creating-a-backup >  https://www.qubes-os.org/downloads/ >  https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/installation-guide/ >  > > https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/how-to-back-up-restore-and-migrate/#restoring-from-a-backup >  https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/upgrade/4.1/ >  https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/version-scheme/#release-schedule > > This announcement is also available on the Qubes website: > https://www.qubes-os.org/news/2021/12/21/qubes-4-1-rc3/ > > -- > Andrew David Wong > Community Manager > The Qubes OS Project > https://www.qubes-os.org > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/8b03a5a1-a20a-492e-be45-316f35465901n%40googlegroups.com.