Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

This week was the week of the Linux desktop – as it is every week anyway. Specifically, we have seen all components from KDE (Plasma, Frameworks, Gear) being refreshed during the last week. Of course, this is not everything the 7 snapshots (0908…0914) brought you.

The main changes delivered this week were:

  • KDE Plasma 5.25.5
  • KDE Frameworks 5.98.0
  • KDE Gear 20.08.1
  • Squid 5.7
  • pipewire 0.3.57
  • Mozilla Firefox 104.0.2
  • GTK 4.8.0
  • Linux kernel 5.19.8
  • LibreOffice 7.4.1

In the staging projects we are currently testing the integration of these updates:

  • Meson 0.63.2
  • GNOME 43: currently Release Candidate in staging, Final release is scheduled for Sept 21
  • grep 3.8: declares egrep and fgrep as deprecated. Switch to grep -E resp grep -F
  • LLVM 15: breaks all versions of PostgreSQL
  • util-linux 2.38.1: this also brings a massive package layout change, which will probably take some time to settle. It’s part of the distro bootstrap and we have to be careful not to blow it out of proportion
  • fmt 9.0: Breaks ceph and zxing-cpp
  • gpgme 1.18: breaks LibreOffice
  • libxslt 1.1.36: breaks daps