Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

It feels like time is flying. Already week 7 over, again with 6 snapshots released since my last review (0208, 0209, 0210, 0212, 0213, 0214). Some users are still reporting about issues with corrupt Mesa/Qt shadar caches, but it is currently not entirely clear if all those users had the fixed Qt/Mesa packages on their machine, and non-corrupt caches, before doing further update. If you’re  affected by this issue, please record in a log when you remove caches, what versions Qt/Mesa you had (and from what repo) and what updates you got, in case you run again into corruptions. I’m sure the responsible developers will be able to correlate issues much better like this.

As for the 6 snapshots, they delivered those updates:

  • RPM 4.14.1
  • Freetype 2.9
  • Linux kernel 4.15.2 & 4.15.3
  • Mono 5.8.0
  • KDE Applications 17.12.2
  • NetworkManager 1.10.4
  • Firewalld 0.5.1
  • Liberation2 fonts (a fork / rework of liberation fonts) was removed.
  • VLC 3.0

And there are of course things coming your way in the next few days/weeks, some with more, some with less impact, as usual:

  • GLibc 2.27, without sunrpc support
  • KDE Frameworks 5.43.0
  • Adoption of SPFX-3.0 license strings (so far, SPDX-3.0 is not yet accepted by the various scripts/bots)