Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Another week comes to an end – and what a week this was for Tumbleweed! A full set of 5 snapshots (0914, 0916, 0917, 0920 and 0921) has been released, with some much anticipated and large changes:

  • KDE Frameworks 5.26.0
  • KDE Applications 16.08.1
  • GNOME 3.22.0
  • Linux Kernel 4.7.4
  • gcc 5.4.1 (for the ones still relying on it; the distro is built using gcc 6.2.1)
  • Vim 8.0

And if all this was not enough yet, there are things already piling up in Staging and Testing areas:

  • Steam fix: a workaround to get Steam back on the horse for you
  • Mozilla Firefox 49.0

The following few things moved to the backlog due to insufficient manpower to get resulting issues fixed:

  • Freetype 2.7: breaks libgd and python(3)-Pillow’s test suites
  • Emacs 25.1: needs some work in the packaging area to go on a dependency diet

With all those updates, don’t forget to still leave your desk once in a while – and in any case: have a lot of fun!