Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

The year has been started well, but Tumbleweed has had a slower start than expected. So far, we released only 4 snapshots in the last 3 weeks. But we’re using the lower pace to also restructure some product internals, like for example how we generate the DVD content. We aligned Tumbleweed’s way with how Leap has been doing it for a while, making the content generation a bit more transparent, based on meta packages inside OBS, no longer in a git repo that is most of the time not accurately representing what the product uses. For the user side of things, we expect the DVD to deliver the same content it did before.

Despite only shipping four snapshots (0108, 0110, 0112 and 0115), I think the content of those snapshots does not have to shy though. See for yourself:

  • KDE Applications 18.12.0
  • KDE Plasma 5.14.5
  • Squid 4.5
  • Linux kernel 4.19.12 & 4.20.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 60.4

The stagings keep on being busy, with larger and smaller stacks. The most noteworthy things at the moment are

  • python 3.7: there are ‘just’ some cycles to be sorted out, and we should be good to go (
  • glibc 2.28: once python 3.7 is ready, glibc seems to become an easy one. But more issues could still show up
  • Bash 5.0
  • Tcl 8.6.9
  • KDE Applications 18.12.1
  • KDE Frameworks 5.54.0
  • Linux kernel 4.20.2