Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

During this week, many developers took part in HackWeek, resulting in resources being deviated from regular distro maintenance to other areas of interest. I’m certain to see some great outcomes of this hackweek over the next weeks/months (see for example the thread on Creating a Leap replacement based on ALP). Of course, Tumbleweed has been keeping up with all the changes and supports everybody in getting their results delivered to users. And it did so by delivering the usual 7 snapshots in a week (0126…0201)

The main changes found in those 7 snapshots were:

  • Node.JS 19.5.0
  • Mesa 22.3.4
  • pipewire 0.3.65
  • btrfsprogs 6.1.3
  • Systemd 252.5
  • XTerm 378
  • libnvme 1.3 and nvme-cli 2.3
  • Boost 1.81.0

The next few snapshots might be really interesting though: Snapshot 0202, which is currently building, will be the first to have switched the default openssl implementation from openssl 1.1 to 3.0. This was a major project spanning quite a long period, but it finally ended.

Here is an overview of what the next week’s snapshot promise to deliver:

  • Switched openssl by default to the 3.0 branch (currently 3.0.7)
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 102.7.1
  • GStreamer 1.22.0
  • KDE Gear 22.12.2
  • Rust 1.67
  • KDE Plasma 5.27 beta (5.26.90)
  • Binutils 2.40
  • Enabling of python311 modules (keeping python 3.10 as the default interpreter in a first step)
  • Staging:H still tests ruby 3.2 as the new default (yast2-packager is the only failing package left)
  • Staging:L holds some packages breaking others stuff taking more time, like gpg2, and ant
  • Staging:Gcc7 tests the impact of using GCC 13 as the default compiler