Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

During week #4, we have released five snapshots. And this, despite having discarded two snapshots for QA issues. openQA saved our users from crashing chromium inside a KDE/Wayland session for example. The five snapshots released were 0116, 0117, 0118, 0121 and 0122.

The releases contained these updates:

  • Mesa 19.3.2
  • systemd 244
  • Dracut 049+git118: the purge-kernels-service has been removed in favor of being in a separate package, based on zypper commands. That service is as of now not yet auto-enabled though (the zypper call negatively interacts with the PackageKit notification applets, fixes are being prepared)
  • Linux kernel 5.4.12 & 5.4.13
  • Qt 5.14.0
  • Poppler 0.84.0

This was quite a bit of what was reported last week as being in the works. Staging/integration tests are curretnly busy with these changes:

  • Python 3.8
  • Removal of python 2
  • gettext 0.20.1
  • libcap 2.30: breaks fakeroot and drpm
  • GNU make 4.3: has some major incompatibilities. Observe fallouts at in Staging:O.
  • KDE Plasma 5.18 (currently beta being tested)
  • Linux kernel 5.4.14+
  • netcfg moves a few files from /etc to /usr/etc (services,. protocols): currently, AppArmor is blocking access to those files, so we need some changes there