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[opensuse-factory] Tumbleweed - Review of the week
Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

It ha been rather quiet in the land of Tumbleweed last week - the
Easter Weekend (western christian church last week, Eastern this
weekend) might have been a cause for this.

Nevertheless, we had some snapshots released. The major changes were:

Firefox 37 made it into the repositories. the biggest change is likely
for users with Turkish locale: the default search engine has been
switched to be Yandex.

Other than that, we now finally have fully dynamic AppStream meta-data
published in Tumbleweed. Each snapshot gets the meta-data updated
automatically as well.
This means that GNOME Software starts to make a bit more sense, as it
actually sees CURRENT software in the repository (for 13.2 this was
cheated by injecting an online update with a static set of meta
data... something that worked fine for a static release as 13.2, but
was not usable for a rolling distribution such as Tumbleweed). As
informed earlier [1], not all applications with a .desktop file show
up yet, and there might be some work necessary for you if you want
your app to show up (at this moment GNOME Software is the only
consumer of these metadata, but this is certainly going to change in
the future. Also, despite it being called GNOME Software, there should
not be anything restricting it to run in a GNOME Desktop).

Currently I maintain a short statistical overview of how it bhaves at - Not much change is expected in one
day normally (except for structural changes as could be seen between
the two snapshots 20150316 and 20150318.

Next week is very likely again going to be a quiet week: HackWeek [2]



Dimstar / Dominique Leuenberger <dimstar@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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