Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers

During week 2019/30, I tried to slow down the check-in cadence a little bit, in order to allow the ARM build system to catch up. Especially the full rebuild with LTO enabled caused a much higher load on the ARM workers than would be normal. And I am happy to announce that on the morning of July 26, an ARM-based snapshot made it to QA. Usually, I don’t talk about architectures, and ‘just’ focus on x86_64, but there was some team effort to also bring aarch64 back into shape.

As for the ‘regular’ x86_64 Tumbleweed snapshots, there were 4 of them released during this week: 0718, 0721, 0723 and 0724, containing those updates:

  • gcc 9.1.1, with some more LTO-specific fixes
  • dracut 049
  • Linux kernel 5.2.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 68.0.1
  • squid 4.8

What can you expect to come your way in the next days/weeks?

  • KDE Frameworks 5.60.0
  • KDE Plasma 5.16.3
  • Addition of “-Werror=return-type” to CFLAGS for all builds
  • Almost two months worth of YaST changes/fixes/updates
  • Mesa 19.1.3