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  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the week 2016/4 & 5

    Posted on February 5th, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger No comments

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    Last week I slacked and missed to post the review. I will cover both weeks now, covering the snapshots 0126, 0128, 0130 and the just to be released 0203. As you already see from the number of snapshots, we had a lower pace than we’re used to – it was 4 snapshots in 1 week, now it’s in 2 weeks. Reasons for that are mostly that OBS seems to have quite some trouble in churning packages. Despite there being a queue, a lot of workers were idle. On PPC64LE it even seems as if the queue is not getting any smaller at all.

    So, what did those 4 snapshots bring us (are just about to bring us):

    • KDE Applications 15.12.1, as promised. It should be complete.
    • KDEPIM5 is now set as default in the patterns
    • Systemd 228 (in snapshot 0203). NOTE: we have seen some cases where the network intarfaces change between predictable and persistent names, notably when updating from 13.2 to TW. Be aware of this when updating.
    • The CD Images can be written to USB again and are bootable. The defective driver has been fixed.
    • PulseAudio 8.0

    Quite some changes… and more currently living in stagings. The main points there being:

    With all those exciting news I wish you happy hacking on the weekend!

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the week 2016/1

    Posted on January 9th, 2016 Dominique Leuenberger No comments

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    This is the first review of the year – and will cover the four snapshots 20151231, 20160101, 20160105 and 20160107.

    First off, we heard about your issues with Plasma5/Akanodi/KDEPIM5. A short explanation: only things up to ring2 are tested in stagings to not break with checkins. Up to now, kdepim4 is in ring2 (as part of the default patterns, it is installed). kdepim5 is not. And thus, breakage, direct or indirect, is hardly seen. I heard from the KDE Team that there is a plan to correct this – then we will see kdepim5 as part of the rings and get more testing attention, as it deserves.

    Now, to the ‘better’ news – what did you get with those 4 snapshots:

    • Plasma 5.5.2
    • KDE Framework 5.17.0
    • KDE Applications 5.12.0 (sadly, not complete, which causes above mentioned issues)
    • Mesa 11.1.0
    • Rework Tumbleweed theme, based on the new graphics. Some minor glitches here and there to be corrected
    • and as usual, all the smaller library updates

    What are the things to expect soon:

    • Hopefully a fully working and stable Plasma environment with a complete set of KDE Applications 5.12.0
    • systemd 228: still pending as our test machine loses network connectivity after updating from 13.2
    • gcc 5.3.1: some more failures to fix with yast/boost: gcc got a bit more consistent and raises -Wdeprecated-declarations to errors when -Werror is also passed. This in turn makes some yast modules fail to build (yast uses -Werror, but the deprecation warnings come actually from boost).

    Have a great weekend, I’m looking forward to another exciting year for openSUSE