Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

This week, the openSUSE/LibreOffice conference has started, but Tumbleweed did not let itself be stopped by that. During this week, we have seen 5 snapshots being published (1008, 1009, 1011, 1012, and 1014).

The most relevant changes included:

  • Mozilla Firefox 81.0.1
  • Linux kernel 5.8.14
  • LibreOffice 7.0.2rc2
  • GNOME 3.36.7
  • KDE Applications 20.08.2
  • KDE Frameworks 5.75.0
  • KDE Plasma 5.20.0

This is mostly as announced last week about the upcoming things. This leaves us currently with these major changes left in planning/staging:

  • GNOME 3.38.1 (mozjs78 has since been improved, but is not yet available in Tumbleweed)
  • Mesa 20.2 (The transparency issues seem to be fixed in combination with Plasma 5.20.0, so it’s shaping up well)
  • openssl 1.1.1h (neon (gh#notroj/neon#38 issue still valid, but the maintainer debugged and accepted the test failures)
  • openssl 3.0 (long-term; no progress in the last few weeks)
  • RPM 4.16: steady progress made with package fixes.
  • nasm 2.15.4: breaks dav1d, firefox, and thunderbird (which both ship embedded dav1d)
  • libmicrohttpd 0.9.71: breaks pcp and libyui
  • jsoncpp 1.9.4: breaks libyui