[qubes-users] Qubes OS 4.1.1 has been released!

Dear Qubes Community,

We're pleased to announce the stable release of Qubes 4.1.1! This release aims to consolidate all the security patches, bug fixes, and upstream template OS upgrades that have occurred since the initial Qubes 4.1.0 release in February. Our goal is to provide a secure and convenient way for users to install (or reinstall) the latest stable Qubes release with an up-to-date ISO.

Qubes 4.1.1 is available on the [downloads](Download Qubes OS | Qubes OS) page.

## Reminder: Qubes 4.0 approaching end-of-life

As we recently [announced](Qubes OS 4.0 reaches EOL on 2022-08-04 | Qubes OS), Qubes 4.0 reaches EOL (end-of-life) on 2022-08-04. If you're using Qubes 4.0 and have been waiting for an opportunity to upgrade to Qubes 4.1 via the [clean reinstallation](How to upgrade to Qubes 4.1 | Qubes OS) method, we strongly recommend using this Qubes 4.1.1 release to do so, as this is the last Qubes 4.1 patch release before Qubes 4.0 reaches EOL.

## Existing Qubes 4.1.0 and release candidate users

If you are already using Qubes 4.1.0 or [Qubes 4.1.1-rc1](Qubes OS 4.1.1-rc1 has been released! | Qubes OS), then you should simply [update normally](How to update | Qubes OS) (which includes [upgrading any EOL templates](How to update | Qubes OS) you might have) in order to make your system essentially equivalent to this stable Qubes 4.1.1 release. No special action is required on your part.

## What's new in Qubes 4.1.1?

Qubes 4.1.1 includes numerous updates over the initial 4.1.0 release, in particular:

- All 4.1.0 dom0 updates to date
- Fedora 36 template (upgraded from Fedora 34)
- Linux kernel 5.15 (upgraded from 5.10)

## What is a patch release?

The Qubes OS Project uses the [semantic versioning](https://semver.org/) standard. Version numbers are written as `<major>.<minor>.<patch>`. Hence, we refer to releases that increment the third number as "patch releases." A patch release does not designate a separate, new major or minor release of Qubes OS. Rather, it designates its respective major or minor release (in this case, 4.1.0) inclusive of all updates up to a certain point. Installing Qubes 4.1.0 and fully updating it results in essentially the same system as installing Qubes 4.1.1. You can learn more about how Qubes release versioning works in the [version scheme](Version scheme | Qubes OS) documentation.

This announcement is also available on the Qubes website:

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Danm! That’s a long a** message to read, and most importantly, the qubes release note was written with 4.1.2 instead of 4.1.1.

Danm! That's a long a** message to read, and most importantly, the qubes
release note was written with 4.1.2 instead of 4.1.1.

Hi Howard,

I'm not sure what you mean. 4.1.2 doesn't exist yet, and it isn't mentioned anywhere in this announcement. Where are you seeing 4.1.2?

Also, this announcement isn't actually that long, but it's divided up into small sections anyway, so feel free to skim and skip the ones that aren't relevant to you.


P.S. -- Please avoid top-posting.

It might be the release notes has turned into patch 2 for the qubes and correcting them in the process.

From Qubes-OS 4.1.0 I updated dom0 today, and see the 5.15 kernel at reboot, and xen-4.14.5-6 etc. However, the ‘release’ info in the file /etc/qubes-release and from the ‘About’ tab in Qubes Manager still says R4.1 – is this any indication that my update did not fully bring the system to R4.1.1 and there are additional steps needed? Thank You.