Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Happy new year! The year 2020 has started in full swing and I wish everybody a great new year!

For Tumbleweed, things have started off reasonably well: Snapshot 20200101 (first one of the year) has been published, and 0102 will be discarded. Ups 🙂 But let’s step back a bit and do the review of the whole week (which was the crossing over of 2019 to 2020). In the last week, we have released a total of 6 snapshots! Ok, I admit, they were all rather ‘small’ updates, as many contributors are with their families and have better things to do than submitting breaking updates. The six updates released were, still from 2019: 1227, 1228, 1229, 1230 and 1231 and from 2020 the one mentioned earlier: 20200101. The snapshots contained these package changes:

  • Ruby RSpec 3.9.0
  • Wireshark 3.2.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 71.0
  • Rust 1.39.0

Obviously, with so many contributors on leave, the stagings that are actually in need of attention barely moved. So it is no big surprise that the list of ‘things being forged’ is largely unchanged:

  • RPM 4.15: most issues are solved by now, one final piece of post-build-checks has been submitted and supposedly makes this acceptable soon
  • Python 3.8
  • systemd 244: mostly ready, but python-prompt_toolkit1 keeps on failing with this update
  • Qt 5.14. Build and testing have been completed. There are some legal reviews pending
  • Kubernetes 5.17: openQA still failing
  • Linux kernel 5.4.x: Issues to be resolved in the used signing CA and the certificate in use.
  • SQLite 3.30: python-django still failing, despite fix-patches added to sqlite
  • Rust 1.40

I expect, with the holiday season mostly being over, to see an increase in submissions again. Let’s hope OBS will not meltdown under the pressure