Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

This week we have only published 6 snapshots. One was held back as we identified an issue in one package (libfdisk1) which requires manual intervention (on transactional updates) or an error to be ignored. The problem is in the %postun script of the package, so it’s already ‘on disk’, and thus not fixable. But having seen it, we at least wanted to make sure this will only happen once, and not a 2nd time later on when the script is fixed (transactional-update will learn how to deal with this specific package in the following days; so you can safely let it revert the update for now and let the process play out).

The 6 snapshots published were 0302, 0303, 0304, 0306, 0307, and 0308 and they contained these changes:

  • KDE Plasma 5.27.2
  • KDE Gear 22.12.3
  • Linux kernel 6.2.1. A lockdown patch set was enabled, which created much more issues with 3rd party drivers than it was supposed to. Kernel 6.2.2 will have this disabled again for the time being.
  • YaST has seen a generic version bump to 4.6.0 This was only a version bump without code changes (to open the branch for internal SLE 15SP6 submissions)
  • Mozilla Firefox 110.0.1
  • Python 3.10.10
  • SELinux 3.5
  • libqt5: drop support for systems without SSE2 to fix boo#1208188; this unblocked the LegacyX86 port again
  • GTK 4.10.0
  • A bunch of new x86-64-v3 libraries is showing up in the distribution. Reminder: please don’t blindly enable this on all libraries, but assess benefits (some were identified to have negative impacts in the original analysis)

Staging projects are currently busy testing these changes/additions:

  • Rust 1.68
  • Linux kernel 6.2.2
  • Systemd 253.1
  • Podman 4.4.2 (snapshot 0309)
  • GCC 13 as the distro default compiler