Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

One week – 7 snapshots. That means a week fully maxed out, more would not be possible without changing the version scheme of Tumbleweed (and no, I’m not considering that). So, since my last review, we published snapshots 1026 – 1101. As usual, some larger, some smaller – but none scary.

The snapshots brought you those updates:

  • Mesa 17.2.3
  • KDE Frameworks 5.39.0
  • KDE Plasma 5.11.2
  • SQLite 3.21.0
  • Mono 5.4.0
  • Linux Kernel 4.13.10

Snapshot 1101 was unfortunately released with corrupted/no AppStream metadata (again) which resulted in being broken. The next snapshot 1102 (currently in openQA) fixes this again – and we are looking into ways to detect this potential failure before publishing a new snapshot.

What else is being prepared (note: no time promises):

  • PostgreSQL 10
  • OpenSSL 1.1 as default (getting closer, not there yet)
  • RPM moves its database from /var/lib to /usr/lib
  • GNOME 3.26.2
  • Probably many other things which developers prepare, but that are not yet submitted to Staging areas