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  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/34

    Posted on August 27th, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger 1 comment

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    Time seems to be flying, it feels like I only just wrote review of week 33 and now week 34 is already over again. A perfect moment to look back what the three snapshots (0818, 0820 and 0822) offered us.

    • GNOME Maps – New Map provider
    • A lot of YaST updates
    • Kernel Firmware 20160804
    • Skanlite 2.0 – ported to KDE Framework 5
    • Linux Kernel 4.7.1
    • GCC 6.2 RC1

    Quite the list, updated kernel, updated compiler. One snapshot had been discarded this week: we are trying to align the usage of /etc/os-release which resulted in Tumbleweeds snapshot version to be shown in GRUB.

    What will be coming your way soon:

    • GCC 6.2
    • ModemManager 1.6.0 – I know some of you are waiting for it
    • Linux Kernel 4.7.2 – Upstream is fast, so are we
    • Pattern changes: The ‘Minimal Server Selection’ was removed from the installer. It was basically identical to the ‘Server (Text Mode)’ entry
    • KDE Applications 16.08.0
    • KDE Framework 5.25.0
    • Plasma 5.7.4

    Have a great time!

  • 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.