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Tumbleweed, what’s happening with Leap

July 16th, 2015 by

TumbleweedSince our last update on news.opensuse.org about Tumbleweed, a lot has happened. The rolling release now uses GCC 5 for the compiler. There was a large chunk of bugfixes and powerpc backports. The list for the July 2 snapshot was lengthy and quite a few packages were removed from that snapshot. Apparmor and many libraries a had extensive work done, but the real story about that snapshot is how GCC 5 was tested extensively in openQA and before being released as a Tumbleweed snapshot.

“Better tested/failed in openQA than tested/failed on your own machine, right?” wrote Dominique Leuenberger, the Factory master.

This proves the environmental care and trust people have with using Tumbleweed.

The next big thing coming in Tumbleweed will be Perl updates.

The July 11 snapshot focused primarily on KDE Plasma updating to 5.3.2 and providing bugfixes.

The last Tumbleweed snapshot on July 13 had minimal updates, but there is a reason. Why? Leap!

Leap’s milestone is being tested in openQA and receiving attention. People involved within Factory may want to check and submit the packages, for example xfce.

Polishing patterns will advance the release of the Leap milestone and some incomplete packages need attention.

The snapshot released 15 minutes ago just updated the Linux Kernel from 4.0.5 to 4.1.1.

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3 Responses to “Tumbleweed, what’s happening with Leap”

  1. This is a fantastic development.

    I had been compiling independent packages with patches. I look forward to trying out the snapshot release.

    Great job by the opensuse community.

    warm regards

  2. Franz

    Great , its really great my favorite Linux Distro
    Top Job from the opensuse community
    best regards

  3. Holger Wagemann


    I will give the new tumbleweed another try. I’m a little disappointed: openSUSE stand for a good kde integration and a hight quality of localization. But with new kf5 stuff this seems to be difficult for openSUSE developers: kf5 comes in a wild mix of english and german, installing further language packages doesn’t help. In k-menu you can find an entry for yast and also entries for every yast modul. Sorry, but this makes k-menu nearly unusable. Arch based distributions and also Debian Derivat siduction ship with current kf5 stuff, there I have no wild mixture of english and german and the k-menu is well configured.

    Since version 12.3 openSUSE ships with systemd, this new init system offers some new possibilities for handling nfs mounts. But why isn’t there any help in yast nfs modul refering to systemd? For a notebook user the following mount options maybe interesting:
    noauto,x-systemd.automount,x-systemd.device-timeout=10,timeo=14,hard,intr,noatime 0 0

    This you can find in manjaro wiki:

    It seems, that the developers of yast nfs modul still ignore, that there is systemd in opensuse since version 12.3. Why using yast, when you get better help in a wiki of an arch derivat? In openSUSE community siduction and arch based distribution often titled as tinkered stuff, not making for productive work. But refering to openSUSE this are little distributions with few developers, and they give a proper kf5 and plasma5 integration without a language mix since some months.

    I hope, openSUSE will follow this distributions. I like Debian, Derivats of Debian , arch based stuff and also openSUSE. I know, there are a lot of people spending time to offer a distribution and I appreciate this. But dear developers oof openSUSE, please don’t neglect new kf5.

    Kind regards,
    Holger (started as a linux user with S.u.S.E 5.3)