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  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Week 2016/48

    Posted on December 2nd, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger No comments

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    After releasing daily snapshots without interruption for 17 days, Tumbleweed did slow down a bit during the last week. As already mentioned in my last review, 1124 had been canceled due to an issue with sddm installing strange branding configurations. And later on, we ‘broke’ our own staging setup and needed to bootstrap a few of them, making the throughput much lower than you were used to. So, we ended up with 3 snapshots since my last review: 1125, 1128 and 1129.

    The snapshots contained these interesting updates:

    • KDE Plasma 5.8.4
    • A couple driver updates, in preparation for X 1.19
    • SDDM 0.14.0
    • LightDM 1.21.1

    So, even if we got less snapshots, we just make them bigger – to ensure you get your frequent dose of updates.

    And those things are in the pipeline:

    • X.Org 1.19 – pending on virtualbox fix
    • All the nice things the YaST Team promised
    • Hunspell 1.5 – waiting for KDE Frameworks 5.29

    Note that the next snapshots might again be a bit slower due to the OBS scheduler reconfiguration that was announced by Adrian.

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Week 2016/47

    Posted on November 25th, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger 1 comment

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    It seems unbelievable, but we did it again: a week with a new snapshot every single day. This review will cover the 7 snapshots {1117..1123}. Unfortunately, That’s the end of the streak, as we had to cancel 1124 already due to sddm doing something strange with the login screen. But we’re confident that the currently building snapshot will be fine again and will reach you tomorrow.

    What did the 7 snapshots bring to the openSUSE Tumbleweed userbase:

    • Mesa 13.0.1 – minor update from 13.0.0
    • Mozilla Firefox 50.0
    • KDE Frameworks 5.28.0
    • 3 Kernel updates (4.8.8, 4.8.9 and 4.8.10)
    • cmake 3.7.0
    • systemd package closing the gap to SLE, preparing for more intrusive updates

    And there are some things piling up to be delivered to you:

    • X.Org 1.19.0 – some driver updates are ready, some still need adjustments
    • sddm 0.14.0 – second attempt

    That’s just the noteworthy things that are already in the queue to Tumbleweed; but I’m sure the various developer teams are preparing many more things in their dev spaces.