Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Tumbleweed has been on the roll for the last two weeks and, thanks to all your efforts, a total of 7 snapshots reached the users since my last review. The snapshots had the versions 1013, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1022, 1023 and 1025 as usual, some had more or less impact on your daily work

The noteworthy changes are:

  • Linux kernels 4.13.6, 4.13.8 and 4.13.9 (crazy, 3 kernels in 2 weeks!)
  • LLVM4 has been reworked into a single libLLVM library
  • LibreOffice 5.4.2
  • Display Manager is no longer chosen via /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager: YaST is simplifying and default things like DMs are easier picked on a prioritization list based on installed packages. Since the ‘Desktop selection’ had been reworked majorly, YaST had a hard time guessing what the right value might be. You can use ‘yast alternatives’ (yast2-alternatives package) to set the right value for default-displaymanager.
  • KDE Applications 17.08.2
  • KDE Plasma 5.11.1 (completion)
  • Qt 5.9.2
  • Samba 4.7.0

And as if that was not enough, there is, as usual things piled up and ‘almost ready to be shipped’:

  • Linux Kernel 4.13.10
  • KDE Plasma 5.11.2
  • KDE Frameworks 5.39.0
  • openSSL 1.1 as openSUSE’s default
  • PostgreSQL 10

As a reminder, if you want to get started with contributing to openSUSE, an easy entry point, besides reporting bugs, is submitting (often) simple build fixes for packages that no longer build in openSUSE:Factory. An up-to-date list of current build issues can be found at

Another thing you can keep an eye on is the InstallCheck report, published at – packages that are not installable need some work (often it’s due to some build fails, sometimes just missing/changed dependencies)