Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

We have officially reached ‘spring’ (according to some calendars/regions). We cleaned up the staging projects: we accepted all the good things you submitted that passed staging. Neat, eh? That’s what we do all the time anyway, so it’s not that special. The progress on RPM 4.20 fixes in the spec files has been slowing down a bit, but we’re nearing the end. This morning, there were 235 spec files left in Factory that needed touching – and many submit requests are still pending.

In sum, we have released again 6 snapshots this week (0301…0306), containing these changes:

  • ImageMagick
  • Python 3.x fixes for CVE-2023-6597 (TmpDir cleaning)
  • Linux kernel 6.7.7
  • kernel-firmware 20240229
  • openblas 0.3.26
  • Tcl 8.6.14
  • RPM: patches to better support reproducible builds. Factory will test-enable this feature on Monday (March 11)
  • Shadow 4.14.6
  • openjpeg 2.5.2
  • GStreamer 1.24.0: We have heard of some users having issues with their local caches.If you experience issues, try “rm ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0/registry.x86_64.bin”
  • postfix 3.8.6
  • wireplumber 0.4.90

Staging projects are mainly busy with the same things that take some more time to prepare. Luckily, this does not stop progress at all and we have sufficient capacity to test things in parallel. The current list here is:

  • libvirt 10.1.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 123.0.1
  • Poppler 24.03.0
  • KDE Frameworks and Plasma 6: Lots of progress since last week. By now we reached the QA phase. Optimistic souls bet on next week (no promises though!)
  • KDE Gear 24.02.0 – Requires KDE Frameworks 6 and will land at the same time
  • Systemd 255.3: issues with OBS/build and transactional-update were identified. Once addressed, this should move forward soon too.
  • python 3.9 deprecation: we decided to postpone this a little bit due to the still large fallout from Python 3.12 addition. Removing a Python flavor will require us to rebuild all the Python packages for the new builds to drop the python39 flavor. Too many packages fail to build at this moment.
  • dbus-broker: no progress this week
  • libxml 2.12.x: slow/no progress
  • GCC 14: phase 2: use gcc14 as the default compiler