Tumbleweed Enhances Encryption, has Massive Updates

2. Sep 2016 | Douglas DeMaio | No License

Tumbleweed-black-greenopenSUSE users are at no loss for getting new software as this week the rolling distribution Tumbleweed had several snapshot releases and there was a beta release for openSUSE Leap 42.2.

openSUSE’s rolling distribution Tumbleweed, which was originally created by Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, had six snapshots two weeks ago and four last week. This week we will look at another six snapshots.

The most recent snapshot, 20160831, updated seven packages. VirtualBox updated to version 5.1.4 and Pango, a library for laying out and rendering of text, which an emphasis on internationalization updated to version 1.40.2. LibreOffice had several subpackages updated in version

Users waiting for new KDE software were probably ecstatic to see KDE update all three of its projects at once in snapshot 20160830. Plasma 5.7.4, Applications 16.08.0 and Frameworks 5.25.0 all came in this enormous 20160830 snapshot that will have people scrolling down the list for a while to see what was updated. YaST was the other version updated in this snapshot.

Snapshot 20160822 provided updates to ceph, GNOME and YaST packages. GTK3 updated to version 3.20.9 and GNU Compiler Collection 6 update cleaned up some spec files.

Release 20160825 updated the Linux Kernel to 4.7.2. Mozilla  had its first minor release for Firefox 48 and PHP updated to version 5.6.25. GNOME shell had an update to version 3.20.4 and YaST continues to fix bugs for openSUSE Leap and SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Grub2 and Xen had updates in the 20160826 snapshot. The PDF rendering library Poppler updated to version 0.47 and wayland-protocols updated to 1.6, which added to two new protocols.

Snapshot 20160828 had few updates, but one that was upstreamly fast in Tumbleweed. Kernel-firmware 20160824 made it into Tumbleweed four days after upstream released the firmware. GNOME Map users had an update to version 3.20.3 and disk encryption package cryptsetup updated from 1.7.0 to 1.7.2.



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