Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

The weather is getting colder, days shorter, motivation to go outside is shrinking. Which leaves more time in front of the computer, helping Tumbleweed roll. And roll it did during the last week! We have published 6 snapshots (number 7 needed to be discarded due to vi installation issues). The snapshots released were numbered 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1101, and 1102.

The most relevant updates shipped as part of those snapshots were:

  • pcre2 10.38 (I wish we could get rid of the old pcre 8.x version at least in the bootstrap cycle)
  • KDE Plasma 5.23.2
  • pipewire 0.3.39
  • Mesa 21.2.5
  • Bison 3.8.2
  • GDB 11.1
  • Meson 0.59.3

Staging projects are almost all filled up, you can expect changes like these in the near (for most parts) future:

  • Mozilla Thunderbird 91.3.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 94.0
  • KDE Gear 21.08.3
  • More improvements to rpmlint 2: next up: Fix “no-library-dependency-for” errors
  • Bash: moving away from update-alternatives to handle /bin/sh; To allow busybox to step in as ‘sh’ provider, we are switching to a package replacement model (e.g. bash-sh, bysybox-sh). Those packages will install the relevant /bin/sh symlinks
  • Meson 0.59.4 (followed by the stricter 0.60 branch)
  • Linux kernel 5.15
  • tbb 2021.4: breaks opencv3
  • gc 8.2.0: breaks texlive and guile
  • server 21.1: causes some havon on openQA as font rendering changed due to DPI reporting changes
  • Coreutils 9.0
  • openSSL 3.0