Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

During this week, openSUSE Tumbleweed was once again able to showcase the power there is in using OBS (open build service), openQA, and a dedicated team to make things happen. After six months of development, GNOME 43.0 has been released upstream on Sep 21. The openSUSE GNOME Team has been closely following progress and kept packages updated in the devel branch throughout the alpha/beta/RC phases. All the relevant package updates had been ready shortly after upstream released the tarballs and GNOME 43.0 could be shipped as part of Snapshot 20220921. This one snapshot only serves as an example of what happens in the various development areas. And this was just ONE of the snapshots published during this week. One, in a group of a total of 7, that is.

The 7 snapshots (0915…0921) released during this week brought you these changes:

  • Plymouth: minor packaging change, allowing buildcompare to do its job better
  • meson 0.63.2
  • FFmpeg 5.1.1 (note: default FFmpeg is still version 4, but a lot of progress has happened in the last weeks towards changing this)
  • grep 3.8: egrep and fgrep are deprecated. Scripts relying on this spit out warnings and should be changed to using grep -E, resp grep -F
  • gawk 5.2.0
  • Python 3.10.7 (CVE-2020-10735)
  • Virtualbox 6.1.38
  • GNOME 43.0

In the staging projects, we currently test submissions like:

  • Linux kernel 5.19.10
  • Mesa 22.2.0
  • KDE Plasma 5.26 (5.25.90 staged, Staging:K)
  • LLVM 15: breaks all versions of PostgreSQL
  • fmt 9.0: Breaks ceph and zxing-cpp
  • gpgme 1.18: breaks LibreOffice
  • libxslt 1.1.36: breaks daps
  • 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