Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

This week might not have seen the highest count of snapshots being published (only 3, 0212, 0215, and 0217), but for sure we reached the highest count of packages to replace on your system and megabytes to transfer this year (so far). We have few reasons to trigger rebuilds of all packages, and most of the time I do that on a glibc update and when we switch the default compiler (in both cases to make use of new technologies). This week, glibc was the ‘guilty’ one.

The three snapshots contained the following changes (and more):

  • glibc 2.33
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 78.7.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 85.0.1
  • Linux kernel 5.10.14 & 5.10.16
  • LibreOffice
  • KDE Plasma 5.21.0
  • KDE Frameworks 5.79.0
  • postfix 3.5.9: note: the default format for its databases changed from bdb to lmdb; bdb support is in postfix-bdb

That is almost everything I promised you last week. Almost! But don’t worry: while we all enjoy a stable, rolling release, the developers keep on submitting new changes. Currently, we are testing the integration of these parts:

  • Linux kernel 5.11.x
  • Binutils 2.36
  • GNOME 3.38.4 (GNOME 40.beta is being tested in GNOME:Next)
  • openssl 1.1.1i, based on centralized crypto-policies package
  • Use GCC 11 as default compiler (Staging:Gcc7)