Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,
After releasing daily snapshots without interruption for 17 days, Tumbleweed did slow down a bit during the last week. As already mentioned in my last review, 1124 had been canceled due to an issue with sddm installing strange branding configurations. And later on, we ‘broke’ our own staging setup and needed to bootstrap a few of them, making the throughput much lower than you were used to. So, we ended up with 3 snapshots since my last review: 1125, 1128 and 1129.
The snapshots contained these interesting updates:
- KDE Plasma 5.8.4
- A couple X.org driver updates, in preparation for X 1.19
- SDDM 0.14.0
- LightDM 1.21.1
So, even if we got less snapshots, we just make them bigger – to ensure you get your frequent dose of updates.
And those things are in the pipeline:
- X.Org 1.19 – pending on virtualbox fix
- All the nice things the YaST Team promised
- Hunspell 1.5 – waiting for KDE Frameworks 5.29
Note that the next snapshots might again be a bit slower due to the OBS scheduler reconfiguration that was announced by Adrian.
Thanks of lot to the whole openSUSE development team for the job being done. Sincerely, the Tumbleweed distribution is simply excellent. As a experienced user of our beloved distribution I recommend it to all the users out there who want to stay up to date with recent software releases. Leap is good but I think it is for newcomers and surely for corporations alongside SLE 12. I just have a request. When do you plan an upgrade to systemd? I recently grabbed a source package of it from the OBS repository of FBUI and made packages of the latest release (systemd-232) and while trying to install them, the only failed dependencies are some packages of samba. I finally compiled it with the same configure options as in the specfile of the source rpm package and everything works fine in my system. I hope that this is a good contribution of mine to make our beloved distribution available to the free and open source community.
openSUSE Linux is unbreakable. Have a lot of fun…!
Franck (fbui) is actually the person working on the update of systemd to version 232; not too long ago he asked for users testing the package before he will submit it into Tumbleweed, to get some ‘brave users real life testing’. See https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2016-11/msg00550.html
You should reply to this thread on the mailing list and mention the issues you had found so far with the package. The better test coverage we can get upfront, the lower the risk of breaking something for the less experienced users.