Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

The year 2019 is coming to an end and this is the final week of the year. As you are surely aware, in many regions people tend to stay away from computers during this period of the year and it is thus not surprising, that Tumbleweed has been rolling a bit slower. But actually: has it? During the last week, 2 snapshots (1221 and 1225) have been published to the users. But there were also snapshots tested and discarded (e.g. 1223 and 1224). Just because we have a snapshot does not mean we distribute it (in this case the issues were around libmozjs60 switching to be an i686 base library, but polkit being an i586 application linking this library). But anyway: let’s talk about the success of this week and what updates those two published snapshots brought the users in the end:

  • KDE Frameworks 5.65.0
  • QEmu 4.2.0
  • PHP 7.4.1
  • zsh 5.8 (pre2)

The staging areas are still all filled up with the following updates:

  • Python 3.8
  • Rust 1.39.0 (Thunderbird failing to build)
  • Mozilla Firefox 71.0 (currently staged together with rust, which I’d hope to get ready soon)
  • systemd 244 (Need a fix for python-prompt_toolkit1)
  • Qt 5.14 (looks like being ready soonish)
  • Kubernetes 5.17 (one failing openQA test identified)
  • RPM 4.15
  • Linux kernel 5.4.x (kexec identified issues around the used signing infrastructure)
  • SQLite 3.30.1 (breaks python-Django)