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  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the week 2016/3

    Posted on January 24th, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger 1 comment

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    As the ones amongst you closely following Tumbleweed have seen without doubt, one of the snapshots was much larger this week than what is perceived normal. This is due to a human error, which triggered a full rebuild from the base stack up. Actually, not so many packages have had seen changes. On the other hand, though, I will have to slow down Tumbleweed checkins a bit, as OBS all repos building against openSUSE:Tumbleweed now got a much larger base to rebuild against, which in turn means OBS is way more busy than it normally already is. Our sincerest apologies for this. Of course we will try to deliver important updates as fast as we can.
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  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the week 2016/2

    Posted on January 15th, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger No comments

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    Another week – some new snapshots: 5 to be precise (0108, 0110, 0111, 0112 and 0113 will hit the mirrors soon). Sadly, the automatic snapshot announcements did no go out since 0111, something we will be looking at next week and then resume to automatic announcements of new snapshots.

    So, what fun things did the snapshots bring last week:

    • KDE Applications 5.12.0 completed – incl. spectacle
    • NetworkManager 1.0.10, vpn plugins 1.0.8
    • lightdm 1.17.3
    • Linux kernel 4.4 (in 20160113!)
    • GTK+ 3.18.6 & Nautilus: external media is properly listed for eject again

    Things currently in Staging are:

    • Systemd 228 (still pending on boo#960669)
    • libproxy 0.4.12 – should finally fix crashes in KDE where Qt5 based apps loaded Qt4 libs
    • Some pattern changes: Plasma5 will use KDEPIM5 by default
    • Plasma 5.5.3 / KDE Framework 5.18: on a fresh install, the desktop layout looks broken; see: https://openqa.opensuse.org/tests/113806/modules/first_boot/steps/1 )

    With this, I release you all into a well deserved weekend – but rest assured: Tumbleweed keeps on rolling over the weekend