Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

My week is a bit skewed this week: after having have systemd 248 in staging for what felt like an eternity, we could finally finish off the issues identified around it. This was some issues in yast, some regressions seen in systemd itself, and some adjacent issues exposed by sysuser-tools, where we needed to be sure to get the update order in a defined form. Of course, this is just my feeling: more has happened this week. After all, we published a total of 5 snapshots (0625, 0626, 0628, 0629, and 0701).

The most notable changes included:

  • systemd 248.3 (updated from 246.13)
  • sysuser-tools: accepting a 3rd parameter for the config
  • Mesa 21.1.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 89.0.2
  • Node.JS 16.4.0
  • VLC 3.0.16
  • OpenSSH: don’t remove /etc/ssh/sshd_config on upgrades (does not restore already removed ones, but protects in the future)
  • KDE Plasma
  • Linux kernel 5.12.13
  • SQLite 3.36.0

In the staging projects we currently test:

  • Mesa 21.1.4
  • libxcrypt 4.4.23: addition of CRYPT_SALT_METHOD_LEGACY; needs a fix in pam
  • RPMLint 2.0
  • Linux kernel 5.13
  • linux-glibc-devel 5.13: breaks llvm and gcc10
  • MOTD (mot of the day) handing moves from login.defs to pam_motd: during the transition you might see it in double. When complete, it becomes more flexible though (incl. cockpit having chances to write to /etc/motd.d)
  • Rust 1.53
  • fmt 8.0.0: breaks ceph