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GNOME, KDE Frameworks, Mutt update in Tumbleweed

Four openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots have been released since last Thursday. Only two packages came in the most recent 20201124 snapshot. Email client mutt had a version bump from 1.14.7 to 2.0.2; the new major release was not because of the magnitude of features but because a few changes are backward...

Posted on 26 November 2020 | 12:00 am

News in openSUSE Packaging

If you are interested in openSUSE, sooner or later you will probably learn how packages and specfiles work. But packaging is not static knowledge that you learn once and are good to go. The rules change over time, new macros are created and old ones are erased from history, new...

Posted on 23 November 2020 | 12:00 am

Xfce Virtual Machine Images For Development

The openSUSE distributions offer a variety of graphical desktop environments, one of them being the popular and lightweight Xfce. Up to now there was the stable tested branch available in Tumbleweed already during install. Furthermore, for interested users the development OBS repository xfce:next offered a preview state of what’s coming...

Posted on 23 November 2020 | 12:00 am

Two Tumbleweed Snapshots update PostgreSQL, Mesa

Two openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released so far this week. Snapshot 20201117 provides the latest update of packages for the rolling release. Among the packages to update was Mozilla Thunderbird to version 78.4.3; the email client updated a Rust patch and brought in a new feature from a previous minor...

Posted on 20 November 2020 | 12:00 am

openSUSE Board Election 2020 announced

The openSUSE Regular Board Election has been announced for the 15th of December 2020. Results will be published on the new year’s eve, i.e 31st December. Call for nominations and applications for the openSUSE Board candidacy is now open. It’s election time (again)! Yes, but this time, it is the...

Posted on 16 November 2020 | 12:00 am

New AppArmor 3, KDE Applications, GStreamer Update in Tumbleweed

This week there were six openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots released. Some minor email changes have affected the Tumbleweed snapshot reviewer, so reviewer ratings won’t be listed. The latest snapshot, 20201111, updated a half dozen RubyGems. The 4.11.0 rubygem-mini_magick package fixed the fetching of metadata when there are GhostScript warnings and fixed...

Posted on 13 November 2020 | 12:00 am

Survey for the future of openSUSE on Arm

The openSUSE release team has established a survey to gain greater insights into the use cases of people using or developing for ARMv6, ARMv7 and ARMv8. The introduction to the survey explains that ARMv7 architecture is currently being challenged by the new Jump development model of openSUSE Leap. The Jump...

Posted on 9 November 2020 | 12:00 am

Updates for Poppler, Plasma, Xfce, LLVM 11 Arrive in Tumbleweed

Four openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released since our last blog more than a week ago. These four snapshots had a variety of package updates that included updates for LLVM, Wireshark, Node.js, Plasma and Xfce. A few hours ago, the first snapshot of the month of November was released with snapshot...

Posted on 6 November 2020 | 12:00 am

openSUSE Developers Kickoff Leap 15.3

Members of the openSUSE community are separated by great distances, but that didn’t keep them from coming together virtually on Nov. 4 to kickoff the development of the next release;openSUSE Leap 15.3! Several people attended the kickoff, which lasted a couple hours, and the kickoff started with a video from...

Posted on 5 November 2020 | 12:00 am

PostgreSQL 13, Latest Stable Kernel Update in Tumbleweed

The past week has been pretty productive for openSUSE Tumbleweed as five major version updates landed in the rolling release. Five snapshots have so far been released since the last Tumbleweed article. One of the two major version updates in the latest 20201026 snapshot was a Mozilla Firefox 82.0 update;...

Posted on 29 October 2020 | 12:00 am