Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Tumbleweed is a bit of a quiet place these days… as you can imagine, resources are almost completely redirected to openSUSE Leap 42.1 – that’s contributor and CPU resources. Yet, two snapshots have been released within the last week.

The few noteworthy updates where:

  • Linux Kernel 4.2.3. The merge of the -desktop flavor into the -default flavor is now reality. You setup will replace the kernel-desktop package(s) with kernel-default. One side effect is that ALL kernel-desktop versions are removed, not only the latest version. You can avoid this with a zypper lock (zypper al kernel-desktop)

Problems I heard of in the past weeks, which might impact you too:

  • Libreoffice 5.0 crashes on saving files: LO5 has a new GTK3 integration module, which is, sadly, not up to the standards yet. But it was realized too late. The next LO5 package will have the GTK3 variant split in a separate package, so that the devs can work with it and debug it. Until then, if you suffer from LO5 crashes, the easiest way is to delete the file /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/ (you could also uninstall libreoffice-gnome, but then LO will look really bad)

What is brewing in the Staging Areas:

  • KDE Applications 15.08.2 will be in Snapshot 20151022+
  • KDE Frameworks 5.15.0
  • Plasma 5.4.2
  • GCC 5.2 will come your way
  • GNOME 3.18.1

But of course, openSUSE Leap 42.1 will remain the main focus point in the next few days; after all, we want to make this a great release.

Have a great weekend and a lot of fun.