toddlyons With Solus rebasing onto Serpent OS, will Solus retain its desktop-focused kernel?
Hi. Serpent OS Dev and Solus Team Member here.
The short answer is "Yes".
The slightly longer answer (related to Solus 5.x/V) is that, as developers of Serpent OS, we will dogfood Serpent OS on our desktop systems and will likely build a specifically tuned desktop kernel for that purpose.
The Solus 4.x release series will obviously retain its current desktop-focused kernel configuration in the interrim, with the expectation being that both the Solus 4.x desktop kernel config and the in-development Serpent OS desktop kernel config will -- over time -- begin sharing specific settings and patches related to performance and responsiveness under load in desktop use cases (they share the same three kernel maintainers).
Once the Solus Team decides that the time is right to rebase onto Serpent OS for Solus 5.x/V, I would expect the two desktop kernel configurations to be essentially identical.