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[opensuse-factory] Tumbleweed - Review of the weeks 2017/21 & 22
Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

From May 26 to 28, many contributors and users found their way to
Nuremberg in order to attend the openSUSE Conference. Many would have
believed that this is a period when Tumbleweed is less likely to roll –
and we have proven them wrong. Actually while most contributors were
together at the conference, we took the opportunity to clean out final
issues and switched the distribution to use the GNU C Compiler 7, in
combination with Position Independent Executables/Address Space Layout
Randomization (PIE/ASLR).

Despite this already very big change (which resulted in a full rebuild
of all packages, giving you a large download), the 5 snapshots
delivered (0521, 0522, 0524, 0529 and 0601) in the last two weeks also
contained these gifts from the community to the community:

* Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird 52.1.1
* GNOME 3.24.2
* git 2.13.0
* Linux Kernel 4.11.1 & 4.11.2
* KDE Applications 17.04.1
* Perl 5.24.1
* KDE Plasma 5.10.0
* KDE Frameworks 5.34.0

Despite all the fun people had at the conference, a lot of future
updates are already being prepared for you:

* Qt 5.9
* openSSL 1.1.x as default implementation (a lot of help needed!)
* GStreamer 1.12 – with MP3 support enabled out of the box
* go 1.8
* LibreOffice 5.4

With the switch to GCC 7, some non-ring packages have not been fixed in
time. There are currently about 200 packages failing (out of ~ 12000)
that still need your attention and love. Packages that remain
unbuildable for a long time are considered unmaintained and risk to be
removed – so even if you do not yet maintain any package, this might be
the perfect moment to step up and helpf fix the ones you care for. If
you need help getting started, feel free to reachout to to the
community, best on this very list.

With all the updates, don't forget to have a lot of fun!
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