Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

While a lot of people were having fun during openSUSE’s Hackweek 0x10 (Edition 16), Tumbleweed kept on rolling (mostly) – and I am sure we will soon see the various fruits from this hackweek. SUSE engineers having fun does not equate with fewer changes in Tumbleweed: there have been 7 snapshots released since my last review (1109, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115 and 1116, which hit the mirrors just moments ago)

The list of changes is as you expect: overwhelming. And we successfully delivered again on our promise to give you a ‘stable, rolling, up-to-date distribution’:

  • Mesa 17.2.4, followed shortly after by 17.2.5
  • Linux kernel 4.13.12
  • Mozilla Firefox 57
  • KDE Plasma 5.11.3
  • KDE Applications 17.08.3
  • KDE Frameworks 5.40.0
  • Java 10 tech preview

The staging areas are already all filled up again and contain those interesting changes/updates:

  • Linux kernel 4.14.0
  • openSSL 1.1 as default (will probably still be a bit)
  • PostgreSQL 10 (some package conflicts to be worked out)
  • Java OpenJDK 1.7 will be removed from Tumbleweed (there is still 1.8, 9 and 10 there for you)
  • The efforts to get YaST/libstorage-ng ready are going to be resumed