Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Just like the previous week, we have again released 4 snapshots since last Friday (1003, 1004, 1007 and 1009). 3 more have been tested but have been discarded by openQA; two of them only due to OBS being ‘too fast’ and random failures marking a snapshot as failed; likely they would have been ok. Snapshot 1010, on the other hand, was declined by openQA as the yast software management was not usable due to an ABI break. This has since been fixed and snapshot 1011 is expected to be releasable again (currently building).

So, what did those 4 snapshots bring? Looking at the changelogs, I can see those noteworthy changes:

  • poppler 0.81.0
  • Linux kernel 5.3.2 & 5.3.4
  • systemd 243
  • open-vm-tools 11.0
  • qemu 4.1.0

Things being worked on and that are currently staged:

  • GStreamer 1.16.1
  • KDE Plasma 5.17.0: current alphas are staged and being tested
  • GNOME 3.34.1
  • Linux kernel 5.3.5
  • Kubernetes 1.16
  • createrepo_c 0.15: the new version is very strict on ‘broken’ changelogs with control chars < 32. It will refuse to build snapshots/metadata for every package it detects. You might have received submit requests to address such issues: please accept them
  • Mesa 19.2
  • openssl 1.1.1d: breaks nodejs8, nodejs10 and python3