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  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/20

    Posted on May 21st, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger 1 comment

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    This week we finally could add the long awaited Qt 5.6 to Tumbleweed. It was blocked for a long time as it exposed a bug in, what showed, icewm (the window manager used during installation). This bug though is so deeply nested in the architecture of icewm, that in the end, it was decided to workaround the bug with a ‘fix’ in YaST directly.

    During this week, there were 4 snapshots published (0514, 0516, 0517 & 0519).

    The most notable changes were:

    • Qt 5.6 – as mentioned in the intro
    • KDE Framework 5.22.0
    • Plasma 5.6.4
    • GNOME 3.20.2 – packages were spread over a longer period to get you fixes as early as possible

    The season of ‘larger’ changes has started – and we now have in Staging:

    • GCC6 as default compiler for our distribution
    • Perl 5.24.0 – It would not be perl if nothing would break
    • KDE Applications 16.04.1 – Shaping up, mostly legal reviews pending
    • Linux kernel 4.6

    Have a great time and use every moment to have a lot of fun

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/19

    Posted on May 14th, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger 1 comment

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    Despite the ‘shorter’ work-weeks we currently see in Europe due to various celebrations, Tumbleweed keeps on rolling. This is of course thanks to our community that does not let itself be stopped by some days off from work.
    This review will touch the snapshots 0508, 0511 and 0512.

    Note-worthy updates shipped in those snapshots:

    • Plasma 5.6.3
    • Linux kernel 4.5.3

    What is cooking:

    • Qt 5.6 – It is coming. Last night, a fix to address this was checked in to YaST. YaST is trying to work around an icewm issue, which would be much more complex to fix.
    • A switch away from sun rpc to tirpc. This is done in pam now and will move along to other areas, including glibc
    • KDE Application 16.04.1
    • Perl 5.24.0 – let’s be surprised on how much we might need to fix

    Have a great weekend