Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

The year 2019 is slowly coming to the end, yet Tumbleweed keeps on rolling (so far). During that week we could publish three snapshots (1213, 1214 and 1216).

The changes contained therein were:

  • KDE Applications 19.12.0
  • PHP 7.4

One complete snapshot was built (but not released) using kernel 5.4. Unfortunately, we had to revert this update again, as kexec functionality was non-functional with our signed kernel. The issue is being analyzed and fixes are being looked for. Unfortunately, with the holiday season, I can’t predict when this will happen.

Other than that, we still have a few things piling up in stagings, like:

  • Python 3.8
  • Rust 1.39
  • systemd 244
  • Qt 5.14
  • Kubernetes 1.17

Unfortunately, there is also an openQA/Networking issue present at the moment. Our openQA workers are unable to connect to multiple sites (all * and thus fail to test any of the snapshots/staging areas. We are busy trying to find resources that can fix this up, but this proves not so easy over this period. I hope we can soon resume testing activity with working network setup and restart rolling Tumbleweed