Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

This week, we were finally getting some fixes together for the glibc/i586 issues that plagued us for a while. Unfortunately, also for the x86_64 users, this meant once again a full rebuild of the distribution (which was published just recently with snapshot 0311). But the 4 snapshots published during this week (0305, 0306, 0307, and 0311) also had something for everybody anyway.

The main changes in those 4 snapshots include:

  • glibc: Disable x86 ISA level for now
  • Linux kernel 5.11.2 & 5.11.4
  • gnutls 3.7.0
  • openssl 1.1.1j, based on a centralized crypto-policy package
  • Libvirt 7.1.0
  • KDE Applications 20.12.3
  • KDE Plasma 5.21.2
  • LibreOffice

That actually almost is everything I had listed last week as coming soon. Only GCC 11 as the default compiler remained, and that one is still going to be with us for a few weeks. But things did not stop there, and the stagings are already filled with other things again:

  • Linux kernel 5.11.6
  • Python 3.9 modules: besides python36-FOO and python38-FOO, we are testing to also shop python39-FOO modules; we already have the interpreter after all. Python 3.8 will remain the default for now.
  • UsrMerge is gaining some traction again, thanks to Ludwig for pushing for it
  • GCC 11 as default compiler