Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

We have seen a lengthy rebuild phase of one snapshot due to Perl being upgraded to 5.32, which required all Perl modules to be rebuilt for them to install to the right location. Despite this delay, we still managed to publish three snapshots (1029, 1030, and 1104).

The most relevant changes as part of these snapshots includes:

  • poppler 20.10.0 (new version format, last was 0.99.0)
  • polkit 0.118, using spidermonkey 78
  • KDE Plasma 5.20.2
  • LibreOffice
  • LXQt 0.16.0
  • LLVM 11
  • Perl 5.32.0

As usual, the staging projects are in full swing and the next snapshots are already being built. Planned changes include:

  • AppArmor 3.0
  • Linux kernel 5.9.6
  • Binutils 2.35
  • GLibc will be configured with CET enabled (Intel Control-flow Enforcement Technology)
  • RPM 4.16 (Staging:A – some help to fix issues is welcome)
  • Ruby 3.0: mainly YaST not ready for that switch
  • GNOME 3.38.1: awaiting sec review for malcontent (parental control feature)
  • openssl 3.0 (long-term; no progress in the last few weeks)