Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Week 49 felt like a normal week, with no disasters happening, steady rolling distribution, openQA being on our side, blocking one snapshot that could have caused quite some pain to you, the users. So all in all, exactly what we want from a stable, rolling distribution. And this still resulted in 5 snapshots released during this week (1127, 1129, 1130, 1201, 1202).

The main changes in those five snapshots included:

  • Mozilla Firefox 83.0
  • Grep 3.6: the GREP_OPTIONS environment variable no longer affects grep’s behavior
  • GNOME 3.38.2
  • Linux kernel 5.9.11

In the staging projects, these changes are being tested and worked on:

  • KDE Plasma 5.20.4
  • KDE Applications 20.12 (currently RC being tested)
  • icu 68.1: breaks a couple of builds (Staging:I)
  • brp-check-suse: a bug fix in how it detected dangling symlinks (it detected them, but did not fail as it was supposed to)
  • permissions package: prepares for easier listing, while supporting a full /usr merge
  • RPM 4.16: still a few packages build failures (postgresql, Mozilla *, openblas)
  • Ruby 3.0: mainly YaST not ready for that switch
  • First experiments with rpmlint 2.0 started in Staging:M
  • openssl 3.0: currently alpha 9 in Staging:O