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Tumbleweed updates Kernel, Mesa, gstreamer

May 4th, 2016 by

Tumbleweed-blackPlans to update to GCC 6

After an entire full rebuild last week, openSUSE Tumbleweed is shifting its focus to another area.

Tumbleweed is planning to switch the compiler to GCC 6, and if all goes well, according to Dominique Leuenberger, it might be available in a few weeks, but will certainly trigger another full rebuild.

For TW users waiting for Qt 5.6, they will have to wait a little longer due to a bug that is holding up its release.

Less than an hour ago, snapshot 20160503 was released and it updates Mesa to version 11.2.1, virtualbox to 5.0.18, snapper to 0.3.2) and perl-Bootloader to 0.912.

Perhaps a little more exciting was the 20160430 snapshot, which had an enormous amount of updates. Updated versions of libzypp, libvirt, the Linux Kernel, sssd and many others were made available in this snapshot. Gstreamer’s newest stable and tested version in Tumbleweed is 1.8.0. Libreoffice updated to version 5.1.3.1. Wireshark 2.0.3 has fixes for some crash issues and gettext-runtime updated to version 0.19.7.

After a recent YaST sprint, further developments continued as autoyast2 updated to version 3.1.125. Kiwi updated to 7.03.67 and apparmor updated to 2.10.1. The only major version update was to cpupower, which is now at 4.6 from 3.19.

Tumbleweed snapshot 20160502 updated kernel-firmware to 20160421, which provided an update firmware file for Intel Bluetooth 8265. Wine was updated twice during the past week and is now at version 1.9.9. The perl-Image-ExifTool, which had the most changes in the snapshot, updated to 10.1 5.

GGC 5 was updated in Tumbleweed less than a year ago.

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3 Responses to “Tumbleweed updates Kernel, Mesa, gstreamer”

  1. Tumbleweed was updated to gcc5 a year ago, and leap 42.1 was still built using 4.8.
    I wonder if compatibility with SLES12.1 will force them to do the same again for 42.2, or whether the rumoured ‘capability enhancement’ for SLES12.2 will allow them to update things like GCC for leap 42.2?

  2. Ravi

    But won’t upgrade to GCC6 break Qt5, Chromium and many packages.

  3. Just another SUSE user

    Oh. That explains why cpupower suddenly stopped working. Command cpupower frequency-set doesn’t affect my cpu’s clocks and governor anymore.