Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

This was quite a strange week. Almost every single day has shown a new problem, be it with new Tumbleweed snapshots directly, or, more often, the infrastructure used to build/test it. Luckily, we do have a testing framework that saves us from publishing all those problems, and most infra issues also did not cause real problems, that would not be solved by simply waiting longer. With all this, we ended up publishing just two snapshots this week (1114 and 1117).

The main changes in those two snapshots were:

  • Mesa 20.2.2
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 78.4.3
  • KDE Plasma 5.20.3
  • Linux kernel 5.9.8
  • PostgreSQL 13.1

The Staging area is currently filled with these changes:

  • firewalld: switch from iptables backend to nftables
  • The YaST changes as promised in
  • 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
  • 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

The attentive reader might have seen that GNOME 3.38.1 is neither listed in the updates that were shipped, not in the staging areas. It is in the current snapshot in QA, so no longer staged, but also not yet shipped. No promise yet, not all tests are conclusive, but there is a chance that it will finally be part of Tumbleweed in the next days.