Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

After I left you and Tumbleweed in the capable hands of Richard for two weeks, it is good to be back. The week has seen a slightly lower count of published snapshots, but only because openQA was nice enough to find bugs that we did not you having to fight with. So, we only released two snapshots (0408 and 0414). As usual, the large gap means a few snapshots were tested in between, and things accumulated.

As a result, we managed to deliver these updates to the users:

  • openSSL 1.1.1k
  • systemd 246.13
  • libvirt 7.2.0
  • KDE frameworks 5.81.0
  • KDE Plasma 5.21.4
  • GNOME 40.0
  • GStreamer 1.18.4
  • Linux kernel 5.11.12
  • Ruby 2.7.3 and Ruby 3.0.1

Staging projects are busy, but luckily with a bit of space to actually stage new requests. The main changes currently being tested and coming to you in the future are:

  • LXQt 0.17.0
  • Python 3.9 modules: besides python36-FOO and python38-FOO, we are testing to also shop python39-FOO modules; we already have the interpreter after all. Python 3.8 will remain the default for now. Building in snapshot 0415
  • Linux kernel 5.11.14+
  • LibreOffice
  • UsrMerge is progressing well, thanks to Ludwig for his continued work here
  • GCC 10.3.0
  • GCC 11 as the default compiler