Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Looking at the snapshots (and the non-released snapshots) one could believe we entered spring break already. There have been only 3 snapshots released this week, a few more tested and discarded, for different reasons. The released snapshots were 0320, 0324 and 0326 and brought you these updates:

  • Mozilla Firefox 59.0
  • KDE applications 17.12.3
  • KDE Frameworks 5.44.0
  • Postfix 3.3.0
  • PostgreSQL 10.3
  • Linux kernel 4.15.11 & 4.15.13
  • libtirpc1.0.3: special note here: there were changes in how ports are being assigned, which impacts NIS servers, or rather communication with them. See and RedHat Bug for more information.

The future snapshots will bring these updates/changes:

  • Mesa 18.0 final
  • KDE Plasma 5.12.4
  • LibreOffice
  • Kubic will switch to a multi-step installation process
  • Samba4.8
  • Kernel config change: support signed modules; loading modules with none/invalid signatures will be possible, but result in warnings.
  • Automake 1.16: as usual, a bunch of builds will fail, mostly for patching the build system and then relying on an implicit automake call, which only works as long as the automake version did not change.
  • vpnc and networkmanager-vpnc will be removed from the distro: openvpn supports those use cases now.
  • LLVM 6.0
  • cmake 3.11.0