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KDE Plasma, Gear, Frameworks Update in Tumbleweed

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The past week produced two openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots and both included a lot of updates for users of KDE.

Plasma, Gear and Frameworks weren’t the only packages to update in the snapshots.

Snapshot 20211019 offered quite a bit of updated packages. Remote access package remmina 1.4.21 provided updates for the GNOME 40 runtime and made some backward compatibility with WebKit versions under 2.32.0. The refreshable braille display package brltty updated to version 6.4 and made sysusers.d a new package while also removing some old SUSE RPM constructs. The PDF rendering library poppler 21.10.0 fixed the rendering of some odd splash patterns and added support for setting custom stamp annotations. Mesa 21.2.4 had several fixes and rolled out patches for both PowerPC and LLVM i386 compiling. A package to get a major update in the snapshot was rdma-core 37.1, which focuses on userspace components for the Linux Kernel’s drivers/infiniband subsystem; this new major version fixed cmake flags to correct paths for pkg-config. KDE’s 5.87.0 Frameworks version had an enormous amount of updated packages in the snapshot. Among the updates was the removal of defunct Python and Ruby script engines with Plasma Framework. The 5.87.0 Breeze Icons package added 22px variants of the preferences icons and the same version of the UI framework package Kirigami fixed Breadcrumb Control on mobile when using layers.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the week 2021/42

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the week 2021/42

    This week has been overshadowed a lot with Snapshots that did not pass openQA – in total, we have had 6 snapshots in QA – of which only 2 made it through and have been published. Of course, all the issues identified have resulted in relevant bug reports which the maintainers will be working on, fixing, resubmitting the packages that needed to be reverted, and then we move forward. After all, openQA does exactly what we want it to do: it protects you, the users, from getting broken snapshots.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Has Received a Bunch of Updates

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed Has Received a Bunch of Updates

    OpenSUSE has received the latest set of updates and fixes. Douglas DeMaio from OpenSUSE project has announced the new Tumbleweed snapshots.

    Two snapshots were released this week for OpenSuSE Tumbleweed. As you know, the Tumbleweed distro is a pure rolling release version of openSUSE containing the latest stable versions of all software instead of relying on rigid periodic release cycles.

    For those that may enjoy the rolling-release nature of openSUSE Tumbleweed but want to be a bit more conservative with the updates, Tumbleweed supports the concept of snapshots.

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