Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Week 11 has been a busy one behind the curtain – not a single snapshot hit the mirrors due to the detected issues with the 32bit kernel (for reference, see here). Last night, OBS produced the first i586 ISO that I was able to boot again – And Snapshot 20160317 has been given the openQA attention it deserves. openQA gave the snapshot a ‘GO’!

Of course, the week did not just go by waiting for the fix for 32bit systems, but a lot, and I mean a lot, was merged into this snapshot.

The most interesting bits and pieces are:

  • Linux Kernel 4.5 – incl. a patch to also boot on i586 when built with binutils 2.26
  • TeXLive 2015
  • KDE Framework 5.20.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 45.0
  • CMake 3.5.0
  • llvm 3.8.0
  • Python 3.5.1
  • postgresql 9.4.6. The update comes with a warning: IMPORTANT Users of version 9.4 will need to reindex any jsonb_path_ops indexes they have created, in order to fix a persistent issue with missing index entries.
  • VirtualBox 5.0.16

An impressive list, but it has been 10 days since the last release was published, so a larger update was expected.

Things on the radar to come:

  • GNOME 3.20. The 2nd release candidate (3.19.92) has been submitted to openQA. It is not expected to show new errors. The upstream release of GNOME 3.20 is planned for next week (March 23 2016). It will be a bit longer of course to merge it all once the release is done, but you can expect it rather quick after the release
  • NetworkManager config change – captive portal detection (enabled via -branding-openSUSE)

I wish you a fun weekend – enjoy the new snapshot!