Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

During this week, the updates have not caused any stir in the mailing lists, which is usually a good sign. We have released a total of 5 snapshots (0618, 0620, 0621, 0622, and 0623).

The main changes included in those snapshots were;

  • Mutter & gnome-shell 40.2 (some late-bloomers to the GNOME 40.2 update)
  • KDE Plasma 5.22.1
  • Linux kernel 5.12.12
  • Python Sphinx Documentation generator 4.0.2 (updated from 3.5.4)
  • Cinnamon Desktop 5.0

So, all in all, it was steadily rolling, without any massive overhaul of the base system. The future looks somewhat similar; these are the main topics currently being tested in the staging areas:

  • Mesa 21.1.3
  • VLC 3.0.16
  • Mozilla Firefox 89.0.2: Fix occasional hangs with Software WebRender
  • Linux kernel 5.12.13
  • KDE Plasma 5.22.2
  • Qt 5.15.5
  • systemd 248: openQA found some regression
  • sysuser-tools: accepting a 3rd parameter for the config: the upgrade order of packages is important, as this requires systemd 238+ capabilities. Depending on how old the snapshot to be upgraded was, we saw issues in openQA. Things are being worked out and it should be ready together with systemd 248
  • RPMLint 2.0