Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,
Tumbleweed keeps being predictable when it comes to the update cadence. This week, we could publish 5 fully tested snapshots (1104, 1105, 1106, 1107, and 1110).
The main changes contained in these snapshots were:
* Mozilla Thunderbird 91.3.0 * Mozilla Firefox 94.0.1 * KDE Gear 21.08.3 * Meson 0.59.4 * GNOME 41.1 * Libvirt 7.9.0 * More improvements to rpmlint 2
Based on the staging projects and the snapshot currently under build, we predict to be able to deliver these items soon™:
* Coreutils 9.0 * X.org server 21.1: the reported DPI change has been reverted, as it was much more intrusive than anticipated * XEN 4.16.0 * Linux kernel 5.15.1: in a later step, the compression method for kernel modules will be changed from xz to zstd * Rust 1.56 * ICU 70.1 * Bash: moving away from update-alternatives to handle /bin/sh; To allow busybox to step in as ‘sh’ provider, we are switching to a package replacement model (e.g. bash-sh, bysybox-sh). Those packages will install the relevant /bin/sh symlinks * tbb 2021.4: breaks opencv3 * gc 8.2.0: breaks texlive and guile * openSSL 3.0: No visible progress in the staging. Main blockers so far seems to be python 3.6 and python-cryptography