Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

The week started a bit bumpy for Tumbleweed, as openQA was having some technical difficulties over the weekend. But nothing that our skilled epxerts could not solve within a few hours. Once every thing was back in shape, Tumbleweed started rolling full steam ahead and we managed to release 5 new snapshots (0710, 0713, 0714, 0715 and 0716)

The changes included in those snapshots were:

  • KDE Plasma 5.19.3
  • KDE Frameworks 5.72.0
  • KDE Applications 20.04.3
  • Poppler 0.90.0
  • GNOME 3.36.4
  • Subversion 1.14.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 78.0.2

The staging projects are filled up with:

  • Kubernetes 1.18.6 and 1.17.9
  • LibreOffice 7.0rc1
  • Linux kernel 5.7.9
  • GCC 10.2 rc1
  • openSSL 3.0
  • Python3 package will be renamed to python38. The goal will be to allow multiple python versions to more easily coexist.
  • RPM changes: %{_libexecdir} is being changed to /usr/libexec. This exposes quite a lot of packages that abuse %{_libexecdir} and fail to build. Additionally, the payload compression is being changed to zstd