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  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/33

    Posted on August 19th, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger 1 comment

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    Week 33 brought us again 5 snapshots (0812, 0813, 0815, 0816 and 0817). There were some smaller and bigger updates, as usual.

    The noteworthy updates were

    • Mozilla Firefox 48.0
    • KDE Plasma 5.7.3
    • Mozilla NSS 5.24 – Most SSLv2 code disappeared
    • Linux Kernel – some security fixes
    • PAM Config 0.91 – this time without the regression of ‘last time’

    And a couple more things are being prepared in staging areads

    • Linux kernel 4.7.1
    • KDE Applications 16.08.0
    • glibc 2.24 – one more package needs to be fixed (openmpi)

    Most of those things are likely to reach you during next week.

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/31 & 32

    Posted on August 12th, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger 2 comments

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    First, apologies for skipping last weeks review. There was only one single snapshot (0730) released in this time. This snapshot alone would have given enough reason for a post though. But let me catch up on that, including the snapshots of this week (0803, 0805, 0806, 0808, 0810 and 0811).

    Last week, there was only one snapshot as we were fighting issues with two systems which are crucial to openSUSE Tumbleweed: openSUSE Build Service and openQA. Both had some unrelated failures and both teams managing them were more than helpful in getting to the bottom of the issues – Thank you guys!

    Now, with so many snapshots to report on, what did we get?

    • Linux Kernel 4.7.0 (0730). As usual, 3rd party drivers have proven to be a source for frustration
    • libinput 1.4.0 (the version is ‘done’ as per upstream’s blog. To be read with a grain of salt)
    • GIMP 2.8.18
    • GNOME Maps 3.20.2 – As MapQuest changed their ToS, a new tile provided needed to be added
    • LXDM was dropped: users are migrated to lightdm
    • Plasma 5.7.2

    Quite a list – and I did not mention all packages, as usual. You can find more details in the various changelog files / snapshot announcement mails.

    So, with so many things provided: are we done? Of course not: Tumbleweed is rolling – and nothing is taking it the wind out of the sails. Things queued up to reach you soon are:

    • Plasma 5.7.3
    • Mozilla Firefox 48.0
    • glibc 2.24

    Thanks to all the contributors keeping this distribution rolling.