Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,
This week, timing is on our side – and we pushed out 8 snapshots in 7 days. Of course, this could only happen because openQA was so very swift in testing yesterday’s snapshot – it passed the entire QA run in just a bit over 3 hours (314 test runs).
The snapshots published were numbered 0427 through 0504 and they contained these changes:
- openSUSE:Factory is now using suse_version 1699 (unless you need to distinguish it from ALP, keep using > 1500 or >= 1550 as done in the past. No need to use the new version just yet in normal cases
- Mozilla Firefox 112.0.2
- OpenVPN 2.6.3
- gnome-shell / mutter 44.1 (late joiners for GNOME 44.1)
- Boost 1.82
- postfix 3.8.0
- Mesa 23.0.3
- Wayland 1.22.0
- Linux kernel 6.3.1
- libvirt 9.3.0
Staging projects are quite busy, most relevant changes happening at the moment are:
- Adjustments for packaging guidelines: packages with more than one spec file (multispec) must now mention the additional spec files in _multibuild. This is needed for future changes to git-based source management, where package links are not supported.
- systemd 253.4
- PHP 8.2.5
- libxml2 2.11.1: breaks quite a few things. Users that have the package installed from the devel project (no Tumbleweed QA runs!) experience issues with zypper failing to cache repositories
- Switching default from ffmpeg-5 to ffmpeg-6 (only chromaprint blocks this by now)
- openSSL 3.1: still a few broken packages – see https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1209430
- ICU 73.1: breaks libqt5-qtwebengine
Is there any workaround for the issue with libxml2-2.11.1? I cannot do any distribution update using zypper dup. Thanks in advance.
Follow the thread on the mailing list: https://email@example.com/thread/KABVHHEGJCTZOME2CQC7JG6O77NQ6F37/
(in short: manually install the packages from TW instead from an untested devel project)