Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

The biggest trouble of the week was the mirror infrastructure having a hard time catching up to the full rebuild. Tumbleweed itself was, as usual, solid and has been steadily rolling. In total, there were 4 snapshots (0312, 0315, 0316, and 0317) released last week.

The main changes in those snapshots included:

  • Mozilla Thunderbird 78.8.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 86.0.1
  • KDE Frameworks 5.80.0
  • Bison 3.7.6
  • grub2: boothole v2 fixes: the first iteration was blocked, as dual boot was broken. New signing certs and revocation of old certs will follow.
  • PipeWire 0.3.23
  • Linux kernel 5.11.6
  • SQLite 3.35.0
  • Systemd 246.11

The staging projects are largely unchanged, the main topics there are still:

  • KDE Plasma 5.21.3
  • Perl 5.32.1
  • SELinux 3.2
  • 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 the default compiler