Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

The last week of the year was tranquil, and I think nobody is surprised by this. The holiday takes time away from computers and redirects it to other important events. Yet, sufficient requests had been submitted to openSUSE Tumbleweed to let the distro roll on with another 7 snapshots published (1223…1229). Granted, there have not been ground-breaking changes happening.

But let’s see what the snapshots DID bring then:

  • Mozilla Firefox: build fixes for i586 added, so this is back in shape (ppc64le missing)
  • cURL 7.87.0
  • util-linux 2.38.1
  • bind 9.18.10
  • WebKit 2.38.3
  • XFCE 4.18
  • GStreamer 1.20.5
  • Samba 4.17.4
  • Spamassassin 4.0.0
  • Linux kernel 6.1.1
  • Kernel firmware 20221216

Staging projects are mainly carrying the same longer-lasting changes:

  • Boost 1.81.0: breaks libetonyek and LibreOffice
  • Libzypp 17.31.7: PackageKit needs adjustments
  • Ruby 3.2 is being tested to become the default ruby version: YaST is failing
  • Switch to openSSL 3: tracked in Staging:N, main failures are nodejs18, nodejs19, OpenSSH, mariadb
  • Python pytest 7.2.0