Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Even though the year is not yet completely over, this will be the last review for this year: starting from today on, I will be on annual leave until January 9th 2017, when I will resume all activities. Tumbleweed of course will not stop rolling at this time: it is YOU that makes it rolling after all. Nevertheless, you should not be surprised if the pace goes a bit down as many people will be busy with other things during this period.

So, back to the review of Tumbleweed – let’s see what we got in the last week. Namely there were 7 snapshots again and I will cover {1209..1215}.

Noteworthy updates in those snapshots:

  • GStreamer 1.10.2
  • shim: the ms-signed uefi loader is now binary-shared with Leap
  • Linux kernel 4.8.13
  • Wine is closing in to 2.0 with rc1 released
  • pitivi 0.9.8 fixes a lot of bugs

Many of the things we had on the incoming list last week are still there:

  • systemd 232: needed some packaging adjustments, but there is already an update hanging which causes issues in openQA. systemd will thus have to stay in line
  • 1.19: as mentioned, this causes issues in openQA, where the screen apparently freezes (keyboard input / command execution seems to be handled though
  • KDE Applications 16.12.0: We had big hopes to get this into the 1216 snapshot, but some minor packaging issues with regards to ppc64le made this slip. But it can’t be that long anymore until we can ship it
  • Linux kernel 4.8.14
  • KDE Frameworks 5.29.0 will be shipped in the same snapshot as the KDE Applications update
  • Qt 5.7.1

With this, I want to wish those that celebrate christmas a happy festive season. Everybody else, simply have a great time ahead.