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New Kernel, KDE Applications to arrive in Tumbleweed

June 1st, 2016 by

Tumbleweed-blackopenSUSE Leap 42.2 Alpha 1, which is now available for testing, made some news last week, but this week’s news focuses more on openSUSE’s rolling distribution.

Developers have been focusing on  moving Tumbleweed to GNU Compiler Collection 6, which is always challenging for a distribution.

In the openSUSE Tumbleweed’s Review of the Weeks 2016/21 email sent out last week by Dominique Leuenberger, he listed the progression of moving GCC 6 to the default compiler, which can be viewed on the wiki.

Leuenberger also hinted at the Linux Kernel 4.6 possibly being ready for a snapshot this week. It looks like 4.6 will be in a snapshot with week along with KDE Applications 16.04.1 and Perl 5.24.

This week had three openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots. New perl and wine package updates are in the Tumbleweed repository from snapshot 20160530 .

Several main KDE packages in snapshot 20160529 were updated to version 16.04.1 to include kalgebra, libkdegames, ksudoku, konquest and the Japanese reference/learning tool kiten. GNOME’s gtk3 updated from 3.20.4 to 3.20.6 in the snapshot and libvirt has updated subpackages mostly for drivers as well as some for client, storage and daemon-config-network. Yast2-dns-server is available for update with version 3.1.21 in the Tumbleweed repositories.

Wayland-protocols 1.4 became available in the 20160526 snapshot. Xf86-input-evdev added a kiosk mode for touch screens patch in that snapshot as well and linux-glibc-devel 4.6 had an update to kernel headers 4.6. Xorg-x11-server also had a small update.

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3 Responses to “New Kernel, KDE Applications to arrive in Tumbleweed”

  1. Aleksander

    Guys! I really lovee openSUSE but this last upgrade makes system unusable! KDE doesn’t work under NVIDIA crad. On Intel it’s so unreliable that I cannot work. In particular Mozilla stuff behaves unpredicatable. I cannot shutdown or reboot my system from graphical UI. Just need to get back to login window – then only I can perform those operations (shutdown/reboot). No updates available because “no proper credentials” were provided – none was asked by update applet. Seems to be a Qt problem and/or system policy problem? Ahhh and USB sticks cannot ve mounted under any of graphical environment. Please! Tumbleweed was supposed to be a STABLE versions based system – not Factory… I beg you to reconsider your updates with that policy of stability that you advertise.

    Yours faithful user
    Aleksander Mendyk

    • Mohammad Ali

      Unfortunately i have to say the latest stable version is 42.1, Tumbleweed is unstable and under testing

  2. akaper

    This issue is discussed in the openSUSE forums.
    On the factory mailinglist is a solution that worked for me.
    If not for you, please visit the forum and get some help.