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  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the week 2016/4 & 5

    Posted on February 5th, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger No comments

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    Last week I slacked and missed to post the review. I will cover both weeks now, covering the snapshots 0126, 0128, 0130 and the just to be released 0203. As you already see from the number of snapshots, we had a lower pace than we’re used to – it was 4 snapshots in 1 week, now it’s in 2 weeks. Reasons for that are mostly that OBS seems to have quite some trouble in churning packages. Despite there being a queue, a lot of workers were idle. On PPC64LE it even seems as if the queue is not getting any smaller at all.

    So, what did those 4 snapshots bring us (are just about to bring us):

    • KDE Applications 15.12.1, as promised. It should be complete.
    • KDEPIM5 is now set as default in the patterns
    • Systemd 228 (in snapshot 0203). NOTE: we have seen some cases where the network intarfaces change between predictable and persistent names, notably when updating from 13.2 to TW. Be aware of this when updating.
    • The CD Images can be written to USB again and are bootable. The defective driver has been fixed.
    • PulseAudio 8.0

    Quite some changes… and more currently living in stagings. The main points there being:

    With all those exciting news I wish you happy hacking on the weekend!

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the week 2016/3

    Posted on January 24th, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger 1 comment

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    As the ones amongst you closely following Tumbleweed have seen without doubt, one of the snapshots was much larger this week than what is perceived normal. This is due to a human error, which triggered a full rebuild from the base stack up. Actually, not so many packages have had seen changes. On the other hand, though, I will have to slow down Tumbleweed checkins a bit, as OBS all repos building against openSUSE:Tumbleweed now got a much larger base to rebuild against, which in turn means OBS is way more busy than it normally already is. Our sincerest apologies for this. Of course we will try to deliver important updates as fast as we can.
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