Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Unfortunately, I missed writing up the weekly review last week, so I am spanning once again two weeks here. And Tumbleweed has been so stable for the last weeks, even the snapshot count shows this. For example, in the period from snapshot 1116 to 1222, only a total of three snapshots were not released (1204, opneQA issues, and 1216 & 1217 due to a new pango version having an impact on the rendering, which required a lot of needles to be created, which we could not do in time before the next snapshots reached QA). looking only at the time since my last weekly review, we have published 12 snapshots (1209..1215 & 1218..1222). Despite the holiday season, there seem still to be ample changes incoming (but it is getting less, as the look at the Staging dashboard reveals at the moment).

The main changes published in the snapshots of the last two weeks included:

  • Linux kernel 5.15.7 & 5.15.8
  • Mozilla Firefox 95.0
  • Rust 1.57
  • Kubernetes 1.23
  • KDE Gear 21.12.0
  • KDE Frameworks 5.89.0
  • GNOME 41.2
  • pipewire 0.3.40 & 0.3.42, with wireplumber as the used session-manager
  • Pango 1.50.1 & 1.50.2
  • Lots of yast modules prepared for Ruby 3.0

The staging projects are mostly empty due to the holiday season being upon us. Only some of the longer-standing changes are still there. New snapshots will be generated as submissions permit, but the snapshots are probably getting a bit smaller over the next few days. Changes being worked on include:

  • Qemu 6.2.0 (Snapshot 1223+)
  • Boost 1.78.0 (Snapshot 1223+)
  • Gimp 2.10.30
  • Moving default php version from php7 to php8 (builds basically ok, but our openQA tests are not ready, as they to often explicitly test php7-*)
  • Testing the results when moving system ruby from 2.7 to 3.0: the YaST team is moving quickly to make this happen
  • Enabling the build of python310-* modules; the move of the devault python3 provider to python310 should follow soon after
  • openSSL 3.0