Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

During week 50/2018 Tumbleweed has received 4 snapshots: 1206, 1208, 1211 and 1212. The main changes were in those packages:

  • Linux Kernel 4.19.7
  • Ruby Rails (CVE related changes)
  • Guile 2.2.4, updated from 2.0 branch
  • util-linux 2.33
  • Updated XFCE4 theming, as announced in the mailing list

There are mostly the same big chunks left in the staging areas, some making minor progress though:

  • glibc 2.28, Python 3.7, openssl 1.1.1: the main blocker, that prevented this staging from building at all, could be identified (perl5.28 caused an endless loop in makeinfo during execution). The staging is still far from ready though, as Python 3.7 is known to be incompatible to Salt
  • Mesa 18.3
  • LLVM7: rust fails to build with LLVM7
  • Installer redesign: the sidebar is coming back (showing where in the installation workflow one is currently)
  • PostgreSQL 11
  • Linux kernel 4.19.8
  • Perl 5.28
  • Qt 5.12.0
  • KDE Applications 18.12.0

Seems like the list of staged changes is getting bigger by the week – partially owned to the fact that more and more developers seem to be busy with holiday preparations. But there are still many around to keep Tumbleweed rolling.