Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

This week, we had a little bit of a fight with our snapshots in openQA: not because of openQA, but actually because some issues could not have been in staging but became visible in the full product tests (e.g. ncurses memory leak, which manifested while installing a full Tumbleweed fro the net installer). So, out of the 7 snapshots produced and tested, we only managed to publish 3 (1111, 1116, and 1117).

the main changes included in those snapshots were:

The currently being tested snapshot and staging projects promise these changes in the future:

  • Linux kernel 5.15.2: kernel modules compressed using zstd
  • ICU 70.1
  • Mesa 21.3.0
  • cmake 3.22.0
  • pipewire 0.3.40, with a move to from pipewire-media-session to wireplumber; currently failing openQA
  • Rust 1.56
  • 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, busybox-sh). Those packages will install the relevant /bin/sh symlinks
  • tbb 2021.4
  • openSSL 3.0: No visible progress in the staging. Main blockers so far seems to be python 3.6 and python-cryptography