Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Week 2 this year brings you what many have been asking for: Kernel 5.4! YES, After the holiday season came to an end and the right people were back in business, we could address the issue around the invalid certificate chain and correct the issue. In total, Week 2 brought you five snapshots: 0103, 0105, 0106, 0107 and 0108, with all these nice changes:

  • Linux kernel 5.4.7 (Snapshot 0108, fresh off the press)
  • NetworkManager 1.22.2
  • Flatpak 1.6.0
  • Mesa 19.3.1
  • Rust 1.40

Also, the staging projects are making progress and some of the long-standing areas are likely to be checked in rather soon. The major things coming your way in the near (or maybe distant) future are:

  • RPM 4.15.1: tests have all passed, you can expect this to come your way next week
  • systemd 244: one package’s test suite keeps on failing without anybody understanding what’s going on. Since this is a legacy package, it was decided to disable the test suite. So systemd 244 should now also be ready and be checked in soon
  • Qt 5.14: we are awaiting some legal reviews. Tests by openQA have all passed
  • Kubernetes 5.17: the last tests were still failing, but just today we received a submission that is supposedly fixing it
  • Python 3.8: not going to happen very soon – but it’s being worked on
  • Removal of python 2: python 2 is now officially no longer maintained by upstream. Work is undertaken to lower the usage footprint of python2, to the point where it can be removed from the distro
  • SQlite 3.30: python-Django is still failing
  • More kernels from the Linux 5.4 branch. You can expect them to come more frequent again
  • Mozilla Firefox 72
  • KDE Applications 19.12.1
  • KDE Plasma 5.17.5

As you can see, the holiday is over – and things are being thrown at me at a high pace, in the hope to get it all integrated into Tumbleweed quickly. I’ll do what I can – but OBS and openQA resources tend to be limited 🙂