Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

During this week, we managed to set a new record: the most broken Tumbleweed snapshot handed over to openQA. W whopping 9 tests out of > 220 passed, everything else failed. What a luck we have openQA, right? Nothing of that was mirrored out and sent out to users. Fur the curious ones: the issue came from an incomplete rebuild after the switch to Ruby 2.7. Still, we managed to release 6 snapshots during this week (0429, 0501, 0502, 0503, 0504 and 0506)

The major changes included:

  • GNOME 3.36.2
  • VLC 3.0.10
  • Mesa 20.0.6
  • Linux kernel 5.6.8
  • QEmu 5.0.0
  • Reverted plymouth to 0.9.5+git20190908
  • Switch to Ruby 2.7: all rubygem-* packages are now built for ruby 2.6 AND ruby 2.7. Ruby 2.7 became the detault. Unfortunately, we can’t drop Ruby 2.6 just yet (e.g. vagrant)
  • pam-config 1.3: the default pam configuration was switched from pam_cracklib to pam_pwdquality

Most of the larger things listed on Staging last week are still there:

  • MozillaFirefox 76.0
  • KDE Plasma 5.18.5
  • Linux kernel 5.6.11
  • TeXLive 2020
  • RPM change: %{_libexecdir} is being changed to /usr/libexec. This exposes quite a lot of packages that abuse %{_libexecdir} and fail to build
  • Qt 5.15.0 (currently beta4 is staged)
  • Guile 3.0.2: breaks gnutls’ test suite on i586
  • GCC 10 as the default compiler