Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Even though Tumbleweed did not have any snapshots that needed to be cancelled this week, we only got two snapshots out (1006 and 1010). Or, wording this positively: we released twice as many snapshots as last week. It’s not all that dark though: quite some human resources seem to have shifted to Leap 42.2.

The snapshots delivered these interesting updates:

  • KDE Plasma 5.8.0
  • Kernel 4.7.8
  • LXQt 0.11.0
  • Freetpe 2.7 – some people say it’s better, some say it’s worse
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 45.4.0
  • Postgresql 9.5

Pretty much what was promised last week. The things that are still pending are:

  • Bash 4.4 – Nobody touched dracut yet
  • Kernel 4.8 – boo#1003623
  • linux-glibc-devel 4.8: 4 build fails to be addressed
  • KDE Plasma 5.8.1
  • KDE Applications 16.08.2
  • Boost 1.62.0 – So far it looks like a positive surprise: no issues seen yet

Let’s see if next week the pace can be doubled again (to the regular 4 snapshots)