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  • 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

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the weeks 2015/52 & 53

    Posted on December 31st, 2015 Dominique Leuenberger 1 comment

    Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

    This is the last review you will get this year and it spans actually two weeks this time, as I missed sending out the one last week on December 25th. Shame on me!

    So, the two weeks gave us 5 Snapshots – some had to be discarded due to issues with systemd (more on this below).
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