Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Overall, week 46 was good. A steady flow of new snapshots, staging projects that keep on moving – and we delivered 6 snapshots during this week (1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1110, and 1111).

The most noteworthy changes include:

  • AppArmor 3.0
  • libvirt 6.9.0
  • binutils 2.35
  • Mozilla Firefox 82.0.3
  • GStreamer 1.18.1
  • KDE Applications 20.08.3

The staging projects are currently all filed, with more or less impacting changes. The bigger things there are:

  • firewalld: switch from iptables backend to nftables
  • The YaST changes as promised in
  • KDE Plasma 5.20.3
  • Linux kernel 5.9.8
  • glibc: CET enablement (Intel Control-flow Enforcement Technology)
  • brp-check-suse: a bug fix in how it detected dangling symlinks (it detected the, but did not fail as it was supposed to) is causing some package build failures now (Staging:A at this moment)
  • permissions package: prepares for easier listing, while supporting a full /usr merge
  • GNOME 3.38.1: some openQA tests need adjustments, but getting closer
  • RPM 4.16: still a few packages build failures
  • Ruby 3.0: mainly YaST not ready for that switch
  • First experiments with rpmlint 2.0 started in Staging:M
  • openssl 3.0: currently alpha 9 in Staging:O