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Systemd Gets Important Commit in Tumbleweed

March 9th, 2017 by

A total of five snapshots this week brought openSUSE Tumbleweed users and developers several new packages and an important systemd commit.

Topping this week’s updates were Wireshark, Wayland and KDE Frameworks  5.31.0.

Snapshot 201700308 brought an import commit for systemd that makes sure to destroy all name watching bus slots when kicked off the bus, according to the change log. The snapshot also produced an update to e2fsprogs 1.43.4, which provided a fix for e2fsck’s handling of system.data extended attributes for small files and file 5.30 added some upstream patches.

The 201700305 snapshot produced several packages including diffutils 3.5.15, tcpdump 4.9.0, libX11 1.6.5 and google-noto-fonts 20161025. Grep had a major version update to 3.0 and uses fdupes to replace duplicate files with symlinks. The bluetooth protocol stack BlueZ was updated in the snapshot for version 5.44.

Wireshark 2.2.5 arrived in snapshot 201700304 and fixes minor vulnerabilities that could be used to trigger a dissector crash or infinite loops by sending specially crafted packages over the network. Also in the snapshot, Libvirt-python added new Application Programming Interfaces (API) and constants in libvirt 3.1.0 and Wine 2.3 improved Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) support on 64-bit.

Wayland 1.13.0 added various API additions in the 201700303 snapshot and modules now have python bindings with KDE Frameworks  5.31.0. The snapshot also brought yast2-iscsi-client 3.1.30, which provides a redesign authentication User Interface and online help.

Starting off the week, openSUSE Tumbleweed users got the newest specifications for high performance graphics with Vulkan 1.0.41 in snapshot 201700302 and Virtualbox provided a fix for 3D acceleration that currently only works for GNOME desktops. Digikam also added a patch to fix build with the latest KDE Frameworks 5.31.0.

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2 Responses to “Systemd Gets Important Commit in Tumbleweed”

  1. How to install Wayland with KDE? Is it stable enough for a try out?

    • Standa

      Unless you want to test Wayland, dont bother with it. It will be usable maybe in 2018-2019. Not now definately.