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This weeks highlights in Tumbleweed

December 5th, 2014 by

Here are some highlights from this week’s Tumbleweed snapshot.

The default kernel has upgraded from 3.17.2 to 3.17.4 and several enhancements have been made to the Btrfs command-line tools.

AutoYaST import initializes now the correct FTP server used for configuration. The file package-manager.desktop has been moved from the package desktop-data-OpenSUSE to YaST2-packager.

Updates to the ebook management program Calibre has bugfixes and improves the search and replace function mode; a new function is able to process multiple files better while performing a Replace All.

The free open-source anti-virus software ClamAV now works with OpenSSL in FIPS compliant
mode. It supports the XDP file format and extracting, decoding, and scanning PDF files within XDP files.

DigiKam has several updates to include optional features for face detection (kface) and geotagging (kmap). Improvements for the white balance and auto-rotation of images were implemented as well.

Wine updated to a 1.7.32 development snapshot and has a new version of the Mono engine.

LXSession added the ESCAPE key to close the lxsession-logout menu and has created a lock file to prevent more than one log-out dialog.

Thai fonts have an updated version from 0.6.0 to 0.6.1 and provide a new Laksaman font.

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2 Responses to “This weeks highlights in Tumbleweed”

  1. garry fielding

    As a tumbelweed user I enjoyed this update. Lets have a weekly tumbleweed update

  2. Anamezon

    How is the new 3.17.4 kernel working together with kernel-firmware-20141122git-1.1, the newest version in the Tumbleweed OSS repo? Recently I have twice updated the kernel-firmware package from 20140903git-2.2 to 20141122git-1.1 and both times it ended in a disaster – the 3.17.2 kernel(-desktop) was waiting indefinitely for some (not indicated which) kernel modules to load. It was an endless & uninterruptable sleep (bar hard reboot), so I could not troubleshoot deeper, but the hardware it happened on (FSC Amilo Pro v3205 laptop) is quite common and old, so no such worries were expected nor had ever happened. For now I have locked the package to the September version and it gives me no trouble, but it would be good to know whether it is safe to unlock it?

    here is my lsmod output:

    Module Size Used by
    nf_log_ipv6 12726 5
    xt_pkttype 12504 3
    nf_log_ipv4 12767 5
    nf_log_common 13317 2 nf_log_ipv4,nf_log_ipv6
    xt_LOG 12690 10
    xt_limit 12711 10
    af_packet 40034 8
    bnep 19624 2
    ip6t_REJECT 12939 3
    xt_tcpudp 12884 3
    nf_conntrack_ipv6 14798 3
    nf_defrag_ipv6 34841 1 nf_conntrack_ipv6
    ip6table_raw 12683 1
    ipt_REJECT 12541 3
    iptable_raw 12678 1
    xt_CT 12956 4
    iptable_filter 12810 1
    ip6table_mangle 12700 0
    nf_conntrack_netbios_ns 12665 0
    nf_conntrack_broadcast 12589 1 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns
    nf_conntrack_ipv4 14806 3
    nf_defrag_ipv4 12758 1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
    ip_tables 27240 2 iptable_filter,iptable_raw
    xt_conntrack 12760 6
    nf_conntrack 114266 6 xt_CT,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_conntrack,nf_conntrack_broadcast,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ipv6
    ip6table_filter 12815 1
    ip6_tables 27026 3 ip6table_filter,ip6table_mangle,ip6table_raw
    x_tables 34059 15 xt_pkttype,ip6table_filter,xt_CT,ip6table_mangle,ip_tables,xt_tcpudp,xt_limit,xt_conntrack,xt_LOG,iptable_filter,ip6table_raw,ipt_REJECT,ip6_tables,iptable_raw,ip6t_REJECT
    binfmt_misc 17468 1
    ecb 12815 1
    btusb 36347 0
    bluetooth 489107 21 bnep,btusb
    iTCO_wdt 13480 0
    iTCO_vendor_support 13718 1 iTCO_wdt
    dm_mod 111107 0
    snd_hda_codec_conexant 23064 1
    snd_hda_codec_generic 77129 1 snd_hda_codec_conexant
    snd_hda_intel 34575 5
    snd_hda_controller 35968 1 snd_hda_intel
    snd_hda_codec 152116 4 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
    coretemp 13441 0
    i2c_i801 22454 0
    arc4 12608 2
    snd_hwdep 13602 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 54174 0
    iwl3945 68933 0
    pcspkr 12718 0
    joydev 17344 0
    serio_raw 13434 0
    snd_pcm 120953 4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
    snd_seq_dummy 12798 0
    r852 18075 0
    snd_seq_oss 38144 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq 71266 5 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy
    iwlegacy 80724 1 iwl3945
    sm_common 16860 1 r852
    nand 73134 2 r852,sm_common
    nand_ecc 13312 1 nand
    nand_bch 13227 1 nand
    nand_ids 12723 1 nand
    bch 17397 1 nand_bch
    mtd 60252 2 nand,sm_common
    snd_seq_device 14497 3 snd_seq,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_dummy
    snd_timer 33609 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    mac80211 706211 2 iwl3945,iwlegacy
    cfg80211 544680 3 iwl3945,iwlegacy,mac80211
    sdhci_pci 23301 0
    sdhci 39589 1 sdhci_pci
    snd_mixer_oss 22413 2 snd_pcm_oss
    snd 87947 20 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_device,snd_mixer_oss
    lpc_ich 21093 0
    r592 18040 0
    mfd_core 13435 1 lpc_ich
    memstick 16966 1 r592
    mmc_core 133427 2 sdhci,sdhci_pci
    i915 1038580 2
    e100 40834 0
    mii 13934 1 e100
    rfkill 26772 4 cfg80211,bluetooth
    soundcore 15047 3 snd,snd_hda_codec
    thermal 22971 0
    shpchp 32951 0
    acpi_cpufreq 19433 0
    video 24467 1 i915
    battery 23237 0
    drm_kms_helper 102496 1 i915
    ac 13335 0
    drm 337258 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit 13413 1 i915
    button 14015 1 i915
    processor 40484 3 acpi_cpufreq
    xfs 1017133 1
    libcrc32c 12644 1 xfs
    sr_mod 22416 0
    cdrom 60734 1 sr_mod
    ata_generic 12923 0
    ata_piix 35052 0
    firewire_ohci 44598 0
    firewire_core 72767 1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t 12707 1 firewire_core
    sg 44817 0