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[opensuse-factory] openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Week 2016/24
Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

It has been a very busy week, but it has shown how much enthusiasm
every contributor puts into Tumbleweed. There have been again 4
snapshots released (0609, 0611, 0612 and 0613) and this marks the end
of ‘Tumbleweed being built using GCC 5’. As usual, one end is just the
beginning of something new: starting with Snapshot 0614 (or any higher
number, in case openQA won’t agree) the entire distribution is built
using GCC 6 as compiler.

Let’s first look back what the four snapshots delivered:

  * QEmu 2.6.0 (we were at 2.4 for way too long, and missed openGL
  * Wayland 1.11.0 – stable release (you already enjoyed the RCs
  * Mozilla Firefox 47.0
  * Linux kernel 4.6.2 – Some broadcom users were waiting for that
  * A lot of YaST updates – See also the YaST reports [0] for what nice
things they work on

What can we expect from the future? As mentioned, snapshot 0614 is
currently being built using GCC 6. This will be a rather large update,
as literally everything is being rebuilt again. After being in Stagings
for quite a while, everything up to Ring2 (stuff on the DVD, ~2200
packages) built. With GCC 6 now being the default compiler, it was
expected that quite some of the non-ring packages (another ~ 7000
packages!) will cause some trouble. The build is not all done yet, but
we are at around 200 errors that need fixing (see boo#984984 [1] for a
reference what still needs work).

And despite all this, no contributor is getting tired and many more,
even bigger updates are scheduled in the Staging areas:

  * Qt 5.6.1 – some important bug fixes it seems
  * KDE Applications 16.04.2
  * KDE Framework 5.23.0
  * TeXLive 2016
  * GIT 2.9.0

If there is anything you want to discuss with the community, next week
is THE opportunity, as the openSUSE conference [2] will be held in
Nuremberg, starting Wednesday, June 22nd. I am looking forward to see
you there.

A note regarding the breakage we had seen in snapshot 0605 (pam config
files getting overwritten): we have since configured a new test in
openQA that installs a current Tumbleweed snapshot and will try to
update this new install right to the snapshot that is being tested.
This should help us catch such issues next time around.

Let’s have a lot of fun,

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