Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Summer holiday seems to have ended for many of our contributors and the pace of the snapshots, and their size seems to be increasing again. There were 5 snapshots in the last week (0817, 0819, 0821, 0822 and 0823) which brought some long awaited updates, like:

  • Linux kernel 4.12.7 (0817) and 4.12.8 (0819)
  • Latest updates from GNOME 3.24.x
  • Wine 2.15, supporting AES encryption and improved bezier support in Direct2D
  • PostgreSQL updates (all 4 shipped branches)

The future will bring you a big bunch more:

  • Linux kernel 4.12.9
  • GCC 7.2 as Tumbleweeds default compiler
  • Glibc 2.26
  • KDE Applications 17.08.0
  • KDE Plasma 5.10.5
  • PHP5 is end of life and will disappear from Tumbleweed
  • OpenSSL 1.1 as default – efforts have been resumed
  • The YaST Team’s libstorage-ng implementation
  • Freetype 2.8

As usual, you are welcome to look at the Staging dashboard and submit fixes for any failure you see to the devel project. Also, there are > 150 build failures in openSUSE:Factory, that can use extra eyes and hands in order to get addressed. An up-to-date overview can be found at