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LLVM, KDE Gear, GNOME Update in Tumbleweed

Six openSUSE Tumbleweed were released this week. The snapshots delivered updated versions of curl, KDE Gear, LLVM, GNOME 40, Mozilla’s Firefox and Thunderbird and much more. The 20210428 snapshot updated the Linux Kernel to version 5.12 and text editor vim to version 8.2.2800. The virtualbox update to 6.1.20 took care...

Posted on 30 April 2021 | 12:00 am

openSUSE Leap 15.3 Enters Release Candidate Phase

The openSUSE Project and its community, contributors and release engineers have entered the Release Candidate phase for the upcoming openSUSE Leap 15.3 version today after a snapshot was released, which transitions the release to a new phase. The RC signals the package freeze for software that will make it into...

Posted on 28 April 2021 | 12:00 am

Tumbleweed Gamers Get Updates of Mesa, Pentobi

Gamers using openSUSE Tumbleweed have at least two package updates in the rolling release that enhanced performance on their system and offer new features. Both the 3D Graphics Library Mesa and computer opponent package Pentobi each landed in a separate snapshot. There have been four Tumbleweed snapshots released so far...

Posted on 23 April 2021 | 12:00 am

GNOME 40, KDE Frameworks, Plasma Update in Tumbleweed

Two openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released since last week’s blog. The snapshots brought the much anticipated GNOME 40 as well as an update of KDE Frameworks 5.81.0, Plasma 5.21.4 and several other packages. The 20210414 snapshots was a monster; the amount of packages updated in the snapshot was ginormous. The...

Posted on 16 April 2021 | 12:00 am

A Message from the openSUSE Board

(This message was originally published on the mailing list on April 2, 2021) We, the members of the openSUSE Board, strongly value the openSUSE Code of Conduct and Guiding Principles: https://en.opensuse.org/Code_of_Conduct https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Guiding_principles Inclusion is a fundamental pillar of our community and the broader free software and open source communities that...

Posted on 12 April 2021 | 12:00 am

Two Tumbleweed Snapshots Update Fetchmail, Mesa, More

A couple of openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released since the beginning of the month. The two snapshots updated more than 30 packages and the latest snapshot, 20210406, gave rolling release users an update of Mozilla Firefox 87; the new release had several fixes including a fix to the video controls,...

Posted on 9 April 2021 | 12:00 am

Upgrading to the next PostgreSQL version

We upgraded our internal PostgreSQL cluster to the latest version last week. Time passes by so quickly: we installed our PostgreSQL cluster around 2008. At least, this was the time of the first public MirrorBrain release 2.2, which was the reason to run a PostgreSQL installation for openSUSE. But MirrorBrain...

Posted on 6 April 2021 | 12:00 am

YaST Packages, Nmap Get Updates in Tumbleweed

Three openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released since last Thursday. Most of the package updates focused on libraries and YaST packages as well as documentation and nmap. The snapshot from Tuesday, 20210330, updated an enormous amount of YaST translations and minor style adjustments and improvements were made with the yast2-theme 4.3.8...

Posted on 1 April 2021 | 12:00 am

Entire Rebuild of Tumbleweed Brings Enormous Update

There were few packages untouched in openSUSE’s rolling release distribution Tumbleweed this week as updates poured out of five new snapshots. The 20210311 snapshot provided an entire rebuild of the distribution, which is something that occasionally happens. The most recent 20210317 snapshot updated more than a half dozen packages, which...

Posted on 19 March 2021 | 12:00 am

Playing along with NFTables

By default, openSUSE Leap 15.x is using the firewalld firewall implementation (and the firewalld backend is using iptables under the hood). But since a while, openSUSE also has nftables support available - but neither YaST nor other special tooling is currently configured to directly support it. But we have some...

Posted on 17 March 2021 | 12:00 am