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  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/38

    Posted on September 23rd, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger 1 comment

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    Another week comes to an end – and what a week this was for Tumbleweed! A full set of 5 snapshots (0914, 0916, 0917, 0920 and 0921) has been released, with some much anticipated and large changes:

    • KDE Frameworks 5.26.0
    • KDE Applications 16.08.1
    • GNOME 3.22.0
    • Linux Kernel 4.7.4
    • gcc 5.4.1 (for the ones still relying on it; the distro is built using gcc 6.2.1)
    • Vim 8.0

    And if all this was not enough yet, there are things already piling up in Staging and Testing areas:

    • Steam fix: a workaround to get Steam back on the horse for you
    • Mozilla Firefox 49.0

    The following few things moved to the backlog due to insufficient manpower to get resulting issues fixed:

    • Freetype 2.7: breaks libgd and python(3)-Pillow’s test suites
    • Emacs 25.1: needs some work in the packaging area to go on a dependency diet

    With all those updates, don’t forget to still leave your desk once in a while – and in any case: have a lot of fun!

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/37

    Posted on September 16th, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger 7 comments

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    Last week, the list of things ‘in the makings’ was rather long – yet, I can happily announce that the four snapshots released this week (0909, 0911, 0912 and 0913) contain pretty much what was promised last week. That means no large, unforeseen issues came up which the maintainers did not already anticipate before submission. Great job everybody!

    So, what DID we get in those 4 snapshots:

    • Mesa 12.0.2
    • glibc 2.24
    • AppStream metadata contains info about translations
    • wayland-protocols 1.7 (xdg-shell version 6)
    • libvirt 2.2.0
    • wireshark 2.2.0
    • Linux kernel 4.7.3, fixes CVE-2016-6480

    There has been some big item regarding KDE on last weeks announcement. This is currently in openQA and, unless something very weird is found, will be part of the upcoming snapshot 0914.

    What else is being molded:

    • KDE Frameworks 5.26.0 (snapshot 0914+)
    • KDE Applications 16.08.1 (snapshot 0914+)
    • GNOME 3.22 (3.12.92 in staging, a timely release after the announcement upstream should be possible
    • Freetype 2.7 – New subpixel hinting mode. There are currently two known failures that need to be addressed: libgd and python-Pillow. Volunteers welcome
    • Linux kernel 4.7.4
    • KDE Plasma 5.8 (5.7.90 in staging)
    • GNOME 3.22 (3.12.92 in staging, a timely release after the announcement upstream should be possible

    Those things will keep us all busy for the next couple days again