Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

This week you ‘only’ had to update your machine 5 times – for the snapshots 0505, which was for some reason not announced, 0506, 0507, 0509, and 0510 (the last one fresh off the press). 0508 would have been ok, but QA was slightly slower than OBS and so the new snapshot moved to QA before the old one was completely tested. Oops. Anyway, nothing was lost, all good things from that snapshot are still shipped, just a day later.

So, what did those 5 snapshots bring you? The most interesting changes include:

  • Mesa 22.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 100.0
  • KDE Plasma 5.24.5
  • Meson 0.62
  • gpg 2.3.6: Up to five times faster verification of detached signatures
  • Linux kernel 5.17.5
  • gnome-shell & mutter 42.1 (late arrivals to the GNOME 42.1 update)
  • Poppler 22.05.0
  • Virtualbox 6.1.34
  • GCC 12.1 – with snapshot 0510, gcc12 has become the distro default compiler. All packages have been attempted to be rebuilt. This also means that the recently enabled FullRelRo support (-z now) is enabled across the board. There are currently about 370 build failures reported in openSUSE:Factory (non-ring packages)
  • systemd 250.5

This makes for quite an impressive list in just one week. Granted, a few of those things had been in staging areas for a while (days to weeks).

And as you’re already used to, this is no reason to stop. Au contraire: the stagings are already filled again with the following presents:

  • KDE Gear 22.04.1
  • Attempting to build the distro using FORTIFY_SOURCE=3 instead of FORTIFY_SOURCE=2
  • Linux kernel 5.17.7
  • GStreamer 1.20.2
  • Perl 5.34.1
  • Python 3.10 as the default interpreter