Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

7 days have passed since my last review – and as many snapshots have been released since then too. And this even includes my error of one day performing the check-in ‘slightly too late’ (i.e. past midnight). That’s the reason that 0119 did not exist. The check-in was too late and it was already January 20th by then. The snapshots released were numbered 0113, 0114, 0115, 0116, 0117, 0118, and 0120.

The relevant changes/updates published during this week included:

  • SQLite 3.37.1 & 3.37.2
  • linux-glibc-devel 5.16: syncing up with the kernel
  • strace 5.16
  • Poppler 22.01.0
  • Mesa 21.3.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 96.0.1
  • shadow 4.11.1 (updated from 4.9)
  • Linux kernel 5.16.1

The staging projects are still under control, and there is some space left for your submissions. Keep them coming. Just like these things being worked out at the moment:

  • KDE Plasma 5.24 (currently beta is staged and being tested)
  • Ruby 3.1 to be introduced and become the main ruby interpreter. Ruby 2.7 and Ruby 3.0 will disappear at the same time (waiting for apparmor fix)
  • Python 3.6 interpreter will be removed (once all python36-FOO modules are gone)
  • Python 3.10 as the distro default interpreter (a bit down the line)
  • GCC 12 introduction has started to be as ready as possible for when the upstream release happens.