Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

We’re slowly reaching the end of the year, and some people have less time for openSUSE, as the holiday season is upon us. Others use their free time from work to contribute more time to openSUSE. In any case, we’re not seeing any slowdown just yet and Tumbleweed keeps moving, again with 7 snapshots released during this week (1209…1215).

The main changes in these snapshots are:

  • KDE Gear 22.12.0
  • KDE Frameworks 5.101.0
  • Linux kernel 6.0.12
  • Python 3.10.9
  • RPM 4.18.0
  • systems 252.3
  • GNOME Shell & Mutter 43.2
  • Xen 4.17.0
  • git 2.39.0
  • Protobuf 21.11
  • strace 6.1
  • pipewire 0.3.62
  • procps 4.0.2: the default install remains with procps 3 for now. The last tests showed that things like salt did not like procps4, thus we only offer it as an addon for now, and to help identify issues
  • pcre2 10.42
  • gcc13: first round: we change the libraries (like libgcc, libstdc++, …) to be provided by gcc13.The compiler used is still gcc12

With GCC 13 library switch done, one of the more complex stagings could be checked in, leaving room for all the rest. Currently, we’re testing submissions in these areas:

  • Linux kernel 6.1
  • Boost 1.81.0: breaks libetonyek and libreoffice
  • util-linux 2.38.0
  • Ruby 3.2 (currently RC) is being tested to become the default ruby version (switch would happen when ruby 3.2 sees a final release)
  • Switch to openSSL 3: tracked in Staging:N, main failures are nodejs18, nodejs19, OpenSSH, mariadb
  • Python pytest 7.2.0