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Thunar, Firefox, Python Update in Tumbleweed

Five Tumbleweed snapshots became available to users of openSUSE’s rolling release this week. A couple smaller- and medium-sized snapshots brought new software updates for Xfce’s Thunar, the Linux Kernel, Mozilla Firefox, PostgreSQL, Python and more. The 20210915 snapshot had two package updates. There was an update of translations for the...

Posted on 17 September 2021 | 12:00 am

KDE Gear, Plasma, systemd Update in Tumbleweed

There was one openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot this week out of five that brought an enormous amount of package updates for those using the rolling release. Snapshot 20210904 brought updates for systemd, GTK4, Mesa, KDE’s Plasma and Gear and many other packages. The most recent snapshot to be released was 20210908;...

Posted on 10 September 2021 | 12:00 am

openSUSE Results from Google Summer of Code

The openSUSE Project participated in this year’s Google Summer of Code along with several mentoring organizations. Six of the seven accepted projects were successfully completed and mentors of the participating projects helped students improve their programming skills and knowledge of open source over the 10-week program. Let’s review the contributions!...

Posted on 6 September 2021 | 12:00 am

Wireshark, PipeWire, Audacity Update in Tumbleweed

Snapshot releases of openSUSE’s rolling release Tumbleweed have been constantly trickling out to users since last week’s review. This review will cover the five snapshots made available since August 26. Each of the snapshots delivered about a handful of updated software packages. Snapshot 20210831 updated bind to version 9.16.20, which...

Posted on 3 September 2021 | 12:00 am

Tumbleweed Updates Kismet, PulseAudio, Python

Snapshot releases of openSUSE Tumbleweed began to flow this week for the rolling release. Moving past last week’s build failures and the obstacles with the ISO media size being excessively large, three snapshots were released this week. The latest 20210824 snapshot updated Mozilla Thunderbird from version 78.13.0 to version 91.0.1,...

Posted on 25 August 2021 | 11:30 pm

Tumbleweed Fast Forwards with KDE Gear, Frameworks Updates

A lot of work this week has been taking place in the background to release openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots. Documented on the mailing list in the latest openSUSE release engineering meeting was information about some challenges Tumbleweed development had this week building images with the Open Build Service. There were some...

Posted on 20 August 2021 | 12:00 am

Recently and soon in openSUSE #1

Community meeting: Tell us everything! Today (Saturday 31st of July, 17:00 UTC) is the third installment of the recently rejuvenated Community meetings! Taking place on Jitsi Meet, it will be an excellent opportunity to discuss and coordinate on solutions for improving things in the Project. One important topic will be...

Posted on 31 July 2021 | 7:30 am

Node.js, curl update in Tumbleweed

Six openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released this week. Among the updated packages that landed this week in the rolling release were curl, GNU Compiler Collection, Node.js, redis and LibreOffice. The office suite package LibreOffice came in snapshot 20210728. The update to version 7.1.5.2 provided bugfixes addressing some regressions and a...

Posted on 30 July 2021 | 12:00 am

Deactivating connect.opensuse.org

Our community portal, reachable via https://connect.opensuse.org, accompanied our community now since 2010. A long, long time. Especially, if you compare it with Facebook (which started in 2006) or LinkedIn (who became an international company in 2010). While Facebook and LinkedIn are meanwhile multi-billion dollar markets, our community portal is meanwhile...

Posted on 26 July 2021 | 12:00 am

GNOME, Wireshark update in Tumbleweed

Since last Friday, five openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots have been released. GNOME 40, btrfs, Mesa, Wireshark and several other package updates landed this week in the rolling release. The last snapshot posted to the openSUSE-Factory mailing list was 20210721. The snapshot contained updates for both GNOME 40 and the userspace utility...

Posted on 23 July 2021 | 12:00 am