Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Week 27 has mostly been in the light of the release of openSUSE Leap 15.2. With the developers mostly focusing on getting the best Leap release yet out of the door, it’s just natural that Tumbleweed has seen a bit less of churn. But honestly: has it? We have released 6 snapshots during this week so that does not talk for the ‘less active development’ of Tumbleweed during this period. The snapshots released were 0625, 0626, 0627, 0628, 0630, and 0701.

The most relevant changes in these snapshots were:

  • Linux kernel 5.7.5
  • KDE Plasma 5.19.2
  • systemd 245.6
  • Mesa 20.1.2
  • Valgrind 3.16.0
  • hplip 3.20.6

So, not much of a slow-down to be seen. And the staging projects are also still busy with various things, like:

  • Python3 packaging rework: switch away from multiple spec files to OBS multi build flavors.
  • openSSL 3.0
  • RPM change: %{_libexecdir} is being changed to /usr/libexec. This exposes quite a lot of packages that abuse %{_libexecdir} and fail to build