Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Tumbleweed keeps being predictable when it comes to the update cadence. This week, we could publish 5 fully tested snapshots (1104, 1105, 1106, 1107, and 1110).

The main changes contained in these snapshots were:

  • Mozilla Thunderbird 91.3.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 94.0.1
  • KDE Gear 21.08.3
  • Meson 0.59.4
  • GNOME 41.1
  • Libvirt 7.9.0
  • More improvements to rpmlint 2

Based on the staging projects and the snapshot currently under build, we predict to be able to deliver these items soon™:

  • Coreutils 9.0
  • server 21.1: the reported DPI change has been reverted, as it was much more intrusive than anticipated
  • XEN 4.16.0
  • Linux kernel 5.15.1: in a later step, the compression method for kernel modules will be changed from xz to zstd
  • Rust 1.56
  • ICU 70.1
  • Bash: moving away from update-alternatives to handle /bin/sh; To allow busybox to step in as ‘sh’ provider, we are switching to a package replacement model (e.g. bash-sh, busybox-sh). Those packages will install the relevant /bin/sh symlinks
  • tbb 2021.4: breaks opencv3
  • gc 8.2.0: breaks texlive and guile
  • openSSL 3.0: No visible progress in the staging. Main blockers so far seems to be python 3.6 and python-cryptography