Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

I decided to try to spread the word even a bit further with those weekly reviews, and you can now also get them aggregated on

As promised last week, you received a snapshot that contained:

  • systemd 224
  • Linux Kernel 4.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 41.0
  • libQt 5.5.0

Users of Virtualbox were a bit bitten by this update, as virtualbox did not successfully build with kernel 4.2 (not due to a vbox issue, but due to dependency issues with the systemd update, which manifested in virtualbox). Of course, virtualbox has since been fixed and you can expect this problem solved in the next snapshot.

The next snapshot will have some larger updates again, which is why it takes a bit longer to get this out to you guys, in fully working state. The updates that will guaranteed be in are:

  • GNOME 3.18.0
  • KDE Applications 15.08.1

As you’d expect, we’re working hard to get these updates out to you as quickly as possible.

What is currently being prepared in stagings:

  • Python 3.5 update: this will need some work, as there are multiple packages failing to build (e.g. pythonn3-setuptools, which is quite basic requriement).
  • Plasma 5.4.2

Have a great weekend a lot of fun.