Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Week 40 marked the beginning of autumn – and at least where I am located, the weather seems to agree. Days are getting shorter, time to sit in front of the computer screen is getting more. What can we all do together to move openSUSE Tumbleweed forward? A lot, as it seems. During the last week, 4 snapshots have been published (0925, 0928, 0929 and, 0930). Some larger, some smaller, some were tested but then discarded by openQA – all in all, an average week.

The changes shipped with those 4 snapshots included:

  • GNOME 3.36.6
  • dracut 50+suse.226 & 50+suse.227; version +suse.226 has shown some very negative side-impacts, with segfaults while creating the initrd. A fix was thus made available as quickly as possible in the TW update channel too
  • Samba 4.13.0
  • Tracker 3, parallel installable with tracker 2. Preparations for GNOME 3.38

Many changes are still being prepared in the staging areas:

  • Linux kernel 5.8.12
  • Mesa 20.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 78.3.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 81.0
  • openssl 1.1.1h (1 build fail left, neon (gh#notroj/neon#38)
  • KDE Plasma 5.20 (currently beta being tested)
  • openssh packaging layout change: ‘openssh’ will be a meta-package, pulling in openssh-server and openssh-clients. The first snapshot with this change was discarded. We have seen the service transparently being disabled (boo#1177039)
  • glibc 2.32 – one more build failure, installation images (boo#1176972)
  • gettext 0.21
  • bison 3.7.1
  • SELinux 3.1
  • binutils 2.35
  • openssl 3.0