Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers

During the last two weeks, openSUSE Tumbleweed has been reconfigured to build all packages (where possible) using LTO (Link-Time Optimization). Whenever we have such a big change in compiler or compiler flags, we are rebuilding the entire distribution. With the  12k source packages, that can take a moment. Even OBS has a limited number of workers it offers to produce the distro. Since the last review, we published 4 snapshots (0708, 0713, 0716 and 0717). Sadly, the announcer did miss two of those snapshots (0708 and 0713), due to technical difficulties (in manager lingo – in technical language, there was simply a bug exposed in Leap 15.1 and the machine creating the announcements was updated from Leap 42.3 to 15.1).

The snapshots contained those changes/updates:

  • Full rebuild with LTO enabled
  • Meas 19.1.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 60.8.0
  • KDE Applications 19.04.3
  • FreeType2 2.10.1
  • Linux kernel 5.1.16
  • TeXLive 2019

These things are currently being forged and tested:

  • Add -Werror=return-type to CFLAGS
  • Squid 4.8
  • Linux Kernel 5.2.1
  • Dracut 049
  • KDE Frameworks 5.60.0
  • KDE Plasma 5.16.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 68.0