Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Due to my vacation, the review for the weeks 13 – 16 had been skipped. My last review touched the snapshots up to 0322 and I am trying to get the interesting bits out of the snapshots up to 0426; just as I announced, Tumbleweed did roll a bit slower during my absence, which also happened to be the Easter break for a lot of contributors. So in fact, there were ‘only’ 16 snapshots which brought about those interesting bits and pieces:

  • A lot more python packages have been converted to the singlespec packaging method
  • KDE Frameworks 5.32.0
  • Plasma 5.9.4
  • Flatpak 0.9.1
  • Linux kernels 4.10.8, 4.10.10 and 4.10.12
  • Lightdm 1.22.0 – which would have some Mir support
  • Wine 2.5
  • Samba 4.6.2
  • SQlite 3.18.0
  • Thanks to expired patents, MP3 and a52 support have been added to multiple packages

Quite an impressive list! And as you got to expect from Tumbleweed, the tested, rolling distribution we all love, there is more coming up in the next weeks to come. The things that are currently being molded are:

  • GCC 7 as default compiler for the distro
  • Even more python singlespec changes
  • GNOME 3.24.1 updates
  • KDE Applications 17.04.0
  • Plasma 5.9.5
  • Linux kernel 4.10.13 – and beyond
  • Reworked patterns, allowing for easier delegation of maintenance for various patterns

And all this happens in parallel to the openSUSE Conference being planned. You should think about participating! It is always informative, a lot of discussions happen in face-to-face meetings and, in openSUSE’s tradition, everybody is having a lot of fun. If you can plan a visit, you absolute should do so.