Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Winter has come – at least that’s what I heard some colleagues talk about these days. Luckily, for me, there is no snow out yet and Tumbleweed has sufficient grip to roll ahead without getting stuck. As such, we have published 7 snapshots this week (1118…1124).

The main changes published as part of those snapshots were:

  • Linux kernel 5.15.2 & 5.15.3
  • Mesa 21.3.0
  • Node.JS 16.13.0
  • Firewalld 1.0.2
  • php 7.4.26
  • util-linux 2.37.2
  • cURL 7.80.0
  • git 2.34.0
  • systemd 249.7
  • icu 70.1
  • Rust 1.56.1
  • tbb 2021.4.0

That’s quite a big bunch of what was in the stagings over the last few days/weeks. Some things are still left, and other new stuff has landed for testing:

  • Linux kernel 5.15.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 94.0.2
  • Virtualbox 6.1.30
  • Poppler 21.11.0
  • Automake 1.16.5: strict on not calling twice AM_AUTOMAKE_INIT in
  • GCC 11: Enable the full cross compiler, cross-aarch64-gcc11 and cross-riscv64-gcc11 now provide a fully hosted C (and C++) cross compiler, not just a freestanding one
  • cmake 3.22.0
  • Moving default php version from php7 to php8
  • pipewire 0.3.40, with a move to from pipewire-media-session to wireplumber; currently failing openQA
  • 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
  • openSSL 3.0: No visible progress in the staging. Main blockers so far seems to be python 3.6 and python-cryptography