Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

I have the feeling this year is moving a bit faster than me. Not sure why. But Tumbleweed is keeping up with the fast pace and we have seen five full snapshots released during the week 2020/05 (0123, 0124, 0125, 0127 and 0128).

Those snapshots brought you those major changes:

  • Libvirt 6.0.0
  • SQLite 3.30.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 72.0.2
  • Shadow 4.8
  • Linux kernel 5.4.14
  • PostgreSQL 12
  • gettext 0.20.1

Some of the big topics from last week are still held up in stagings. Seems are progressing, but more help is appreciated. Things currently being worked on:

  • Qt 5.14.1 (Snapshot 0130+)
  • Python 3.8
  • Removal of python 2
  • 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 5.5
  • 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 (Snapshot 0130 and later)
  • RPM: Change of the database format from bdb to ndb
  • Initial work is being done for GCC10