Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Week 41 felt rather ‘quiet’, don’t know why. it’s not as if nothing would have happened. There were, after all, 5 snapshots released (1005, 1006, 1007, 1009 and 1010), delivering on the promises from last week.

Those snapshots contained those noteworthy updates:

  • GNOME 3.26.1
  • KDE Plasma 5.11
  • Linux Kernel 4.13.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 56 (not for i586!)
  • Mesa 17.2.2
  • Zypper 1.13.37: if you keep on running ‘zypper up’ with this on Tumbleweed, you will get a warning that this is not the correct way. You stay in control, but at least we can refer to: I told you so. It looks something like this:

There are quite some larger things happening in Staging, which is why we opened two new staging projects (Staging:N and Staging:O)

  • openSSL 1.1 as default (Staging:N)
  • Remove python2 from a default installation (Staging:O)
  • PostgreSQL 10 is still on the todo (the submitted packages are not all installable)
  • Linux Kernel 4.13.6

Besides all this progress, please take note that various openSUSE services will not be available on the weekend OCt 14/15, as was announced