Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

This was week 42 – The openSUSE LEAP week of the Year. It can’t be a co-incidence that the Release Candidate 1 was announced in Week 42, on the 2nd day (42.2 – European counting, we start our week on Monday, not on Sunday).

But also in Tumbleweed things are not standing still: of course many of the things are well in line with what Leap received (like for example Plasma updates), but Tumbleweed rolls at a different pace ahead of the game.

So, this week we delivered these noteworthy updates in four snapshots (1013, 1014, 1018 and 1019):

  • KDE Applications 16.08.2
  • KDE Plasma 5.8.1
  • GNOME 3.22.1
  • Boost 1.62

On the side of what you will be receiving soon, things are also moving:

  • Kernel 4.8.2 – in snapshot 1020+
  • linux-glibc-devel 4.8: only one more build failure (lirc)
  • Bash 4.4: the dracut issue remains
  • KDE Plasma 5.8.2 is lined up
  • Kernel 4.8.3 – likely in snapshot 1021+

Keep on running Tumbleweed, keep on testing Leap 42.2 – help ensure that bugs you find in one of the two are also fixed in the other.