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Systemd updates in Tumbleweed, Leap to have GNOME 3.20

July 14th, 2016 by

Tumbleweed-blackThe last update provided on Tumbleweed was almost a month ago and a lot has happened since then.

Besides the release of a an Alpha 2 for openSUSE Leap 42.2 and the five-day openSUSE Conference in Nuremberg, Tumbleweed snapshots have been rolling along with 10 snapshots since the last update, which highlighted the addition of GNU Compiler Collection 6 as the default compiler for Tumbleweed.

The latest snapshot, 20160710, brought a major release for python3-setuptools to version 24.0.2. Systemd also added some subpackages and python3-numpy squashed some bugs.

Recent snapshots brought LibreOffice 5.2, Mesa 12.0, Kernel 4.6.3 and PulseAudio 9 to Tumbleweed.

Plans for future snapshots have Freetype 2.6.5, disabling a new subpixel hinting mode that was added to version 2.6.4, but it shouldn’t be long for that option to be re-enabled in a future Tumbleweed snapshot.

As for Plasma 5.7.0, the version is still in staging and needs some bug fixes before it will be released.

The planned release in November of the next openSUSE Leap version will have GNOME 3.20, Plasma 5.6.4 and KDE Framework 5.23. The Linux Kernel will be 4.4.

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9 Responses to “Systemd updates in Tumbleweed, Leap to have GNOME 3.20”

  1. etam

    What are the plans for Plasma 5.7? Are there any blocking bugs or mailing-list discussions?

  2. jedibeeftrix

    “The planned release in November of the next openSUSE Leap version will have GNOME 3.20, Plasma 5.6.4 and KDE Framework 5.23.”

    Is that official confirmation that 42.2 will not have KF52.4 and KP5.8 (for Kwayland lovelyness and LTS KDE), or a mistype that is really only restating what is in Alpha2 right now?

  3. twuser

    “The last update provided on Tumbleweed was almost a month ago and a lot has happened since then.”

    I think you might want to change that to “The last news update…”, otherwise it seems slightly misleading to those who dont use TW.

  4. aram

    It is really sad to see not maintained and not stable KDE’s Plasma version in the second round of Leap. My hope is that we will eventually see Plasma 5.8 LTS in the Leap 42.2 during one of its updates as it was for Plasma 5.5 in the current version of Leap.
    Anyway, other updates are very exciting and I am thanking all the people who have part in bringing openSUSE to public!

  5. Daniel

    It is sad. In 4.6 kernel is fixed issue with my notebook and this fix is not present in 4.4 :-(
    Plasma 4.8 in Leap would be great. Plasma 5.8 and QT 5.6 is targeted as LTS.

    • aram

      the problem is that Plasma releases its 5.8 version too late to be fully tested before inlusion in the distro… So let’s hope this will be done after the release at least :-)

    • Peter

      >>It is sad. In 4.6 kernel is fixed issue with my notebook and this fix is not present in 4.4 :-( <<

      Hi
      I was under the impression that enterprise Linux kernels as used by RHEL/CentOS and SLE/SLED/openSUSE Leap backport features into their kernels and thus a kernel version number is not reflective of its full features and hardware support.