Newest GNOME, KDE, Kernel Arrive in Tumbleweed

6. Apr 2017 | Douglas DeMaio | No License

Eighteen openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots brought several new packages to users last month, which included both  GNOME 3.24 and KDE Plasma 5.9.4.

GNOME 3.24 received most of the hype in snapshot 20170322, but that release also included Mozilla Firefox’s newest 52.0.1 version, which added support for WebAssembly, an emerging standard that brings near-native performance to Web-based games, apps, and software libraries without the use of plugins.

Closing out the month, snapshot 20170331 brought git 2.12.2 that provided a Command Line Interface output fix and python 3.6.1, which provided some bug fixes and updates to documentation. Ruby 2.2 switched to git-branch based patching and patched an exploitable heap overflow vulnerability for CVE-2016-2339.

GNOME documentation for 3.24 was added to the repositories with snapshot 20170329. The Linux Kernel was updated in the snapshot to version 4.10.5 and improved the driver stack, core networking and few hardware architectures. The snapshot also brought developers Flatpak 0.91, which gives developers new build-runtime and build-extension properties with flatpak-builder and makes it easier to build runtimes and extensions. YaST2 had multiple new versions for the -bootloader, -network, -installation and -storage as well as many others.

KDE Plasma 5.9.4 and Frameworks 5.32.0 came in snapshot 20170328 and now knotifications has support for Flatpak portals. Additionally, Enterprise Content Management requirements for the 5.32.0 release were added.

The update to cpupower 4.10 in snapshot 20170324 now has the latest kernel 4.10 sources for its library cleanup patch and cups-filter fixed an OpenPrinting bug 1388. ImageMagick added the -authenticate option for PDF and support for the namespaces for the security policy in the snapshot as well.

The newest snapshot to arrive in openSUSE Tumbleweed is 20170403. The snapshot brought the Linux Kernel to version 4.10.8, which could be the last of the 4.10 kernels as the release candidate for 4.11 appears to be getting closer to a release.

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