Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

Full steam ahead – with 7 snapshots published in one week. of course, most of those snapshots were not drastically changing the world. Vacation season on one hand and lots and lots of discussions around ALP and prototyping take some resources away. Nevertheless, Tumbleweed is supposedly staying the base for it all, and it is thus just natural to let it roll.

The 7 snapshots (0630, 0701…0706) consisted of these changes:

  • Mesa 22.1.3
  • Pipewire 0.3.53
  • Vim 9.0
  • Linux kernel 5.18.9
  • KDE Plasma 5.25.2

For the following snapshots in the works, there are some things the community has been waiting for. you can expect these changes to happen rather sooner than later:

  • GCC 12.1.1
  • Libvirt 8.5.0
  • Pipewire as a replacement for PulseAudio: The default has been switched in Snapshot 0708 to install Pipewire by default instead of Pulseaudio. Existing systems will not be migrated automatically. If you wish to perform the switch: zypper in pipewire-pulseaudio and let zypper remove the Pulseaudio packages
  • Perl 5.26.0: breaks texlive and one yast’s Perl bindings
  • systemd 251.2: blocked by SELinux reports (boo#1200911)
  • KDE Applications 22.04.3
  • GNOME Shell 42.3 (sort of GNOME 42.3, but again without the actual gnome-desktop version bump)
  • Linux kernel: re-enabling simpledrm (3rd attempt)