Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

This week felt like I was fighting with OBS and openQA, and packages breaking Tumbleweed. This also shows in the number of released snapshots: ‘only’ 3. But there was a huge gap between 0121 (reviewer last week) and 0126 (first published snapshot this week). But I’m sure you all prefer longer gaps, but working snapshots. The longer the gap, the more packages are in there, so the total net change remains the same. This wee, we released 0126, 0127, and 0128.

The main changes included:

  • Automake 1.16.3
  • findutils 4.8.0
  • Linux kernel 5.10.9
  • libvirt 7.0.0
  • Sudo 1.9.5p2 (CVE-2021-3156)

Plenty of submissions are being tested in the Staging projects – almost all of them are filled. The main upcoming changes will be:

  • Mozilla Firefox 85.0
  • Linux kernel 5.10.11
  • util-linux 2.36.1
  • Rust 1.49.0
  • More work on python-rpm-macros, used for multiple python flavors (aka python singlespec)
  • This will come together with python 3.8.7
  • Postfix: change the default database format to lmdb, migrating away from BerkeleyDB (3rd attempt, previous two were reverted)
  • Bison 3.7.5
  • Firewalld 0.9.3
  • Pulseaudio 14.2
  • Bind 9.16.11: changed protection of/against “named” from chroot jail to systemd protection. This obsoletes subpackage named-chrootenv.
  • KDE Plasma 5.21: currently 5.20.90 being tested
  • openssl 1.1.1i, based on centralized crypto-policies package