Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

The weekly review for 2020/50 is a bit late, but technically, it is still week 50, so ‘just in time’. Since my last review, Tumbleweed has managed to publish 5 snapshots (1203, 1205, 1207, 1209 and 1211). The fact that they are 2-day intervals is pure co-incidence and by no means planned. 1204 simply never was published, as 1205 reached QA before all reviews could be completed and the snapshot was discarded. 1206 was not produced, as I skipped the check-ins last Sunday. 1208 was again a ‘too fast build compared to test time; and 1210 was discarded due to packaging / build issues around the kubernetes 1.20 updates.

Anyway, the five snapshots that were published accumulated these changes:

  • KDE Plasma 5.20.4
  • gdb 10.1: now with debuginfod support
  • Pulseaudio 14.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 78.5.1
  • Linux kernel 5.9.12
  • SQLite 3.34.0
  • Mesa 20.2.4
  • NetworkManager 1.28.0
  • QEmu 5.2.0
  • Wine 6.0 rc1
  • Kubernetes 1.20

The staging projects are currently filled with these updates/changes:

  • 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 (Mozilla *, openblas)
  • Ruby 3.0: mainly YaST not ready for that switch. We are likely to stay on 2.7 as ‘default ruby’ version, but add rubygem packages for Ruby 3.0 by end of the year
  • First experiments with rpmlint 2.0 started in Staging:M
  • openssl 3.0: currently alpha 9 in Staging:O