Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Week 40 was progressing nicely, with a new Perl version. Perl upgrades are known to always cause a few hiccups because new versions keep on getting stricter and stepping on the toes of lesser maintainer packages. But thanks to a handful of contributors, this went rather smooth (one snapshot was discarded in order to get more fixes in). In total, we released 3 snapshots: 0929, 1001 and 1003.

The snapshots included these updates:

  • Perl 5.26.1 (NOTE: $CWD is no longer in @INC, this breaks a few programs)
  • Linux Kernel 4.13.4
  • webkitgtk3 (webkit1 for gtk3) has been removed (gtk2 variant is next!)

The planned updates include:

  • GNOME 3.26.1
  • KDE Plasma 5.11
  • Linux Kernel 4.13.5
  • PostgreSQL 10
  • rpmlint 1.10
  • Mozilla Firefox 56

Just mentioning it again here: Tumbleweed is supposed to be kept up-to-date by using “zypper dup”; any other method can potentially leave you with an incomplete set of updated packages.