Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

While some folks are enjoying/celebrating Halloween, Tumbleweed stayed away from being scary. Even though there have been 5 snapshots (1024, 1025, 1027, 1028 & 1030) released this week, nothing there should scare you – at all: simply upgrade to the latest snapshot, as you always do.

The notable changes in these snapshots were:

  • Mesa 19.2
  • Linux kernel 5.3.7
  • LLVM 9.0 as the default when using llvm
  • openSSH 8.1p1
  • KDE Plasma 5.17.1

Things going on in staging:

  • More work to support /usr/etc (e.g. util-linux coming next)
  • Mozilla Firefox 70.0
  • java-12-openjdk will be removed from Tumbleweed (java has a very short support window nowadays)
  • Linux kernel 5.3.8
  • python 3.8
  • openssl 1.1.1d: breaks nodejs8, nodejs10 and python3