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Samba, Ceph, LightDM Update in Tumbleweed Snapshots

April 20th, 2017 by

Snapshots released the past two weeks of openSUSE Tumbleweed have slowed down a bit, but new software continues to be updated in the five snapshots that have been release since April 6.

The most recent snapshot, 20170417, brought Samba 4.6.2, which had an enormous amount of bug fixes and addressed regression issues introduced by the security fixes for CVE-2017-2619. gPhoto had lots of improvements thanks to the update to libgphoto2 2.5.13. The snapshot also updated ethtool to version 4.10, which synchronized the utility used for displaying and modifying some parameters of network interface controllers with the upstream release, and yast2-fonts’ 3.2.0 version fixed regression introduced in version 3.1.17 and added UTF-8 encoding to Ruby strings.

Snapshot 20170414  provided the 3.5.25 version of squid in the repositories, which fixed aspects involved with data connections and FTP traffic intercepts, and yast2-dhcp-server’s 3.2.2 version fixed a crash happens with the latest yast2-core and yast2-ruby-bindings packages. The premier library for Internationalization Components for Unicode (ICU), which provides globalized support for software applications, was updated to version  58.2 and fixed some issues for Cantonese, Greek and Arabic users as well as updated Emoji characters and 19 new symbols for the new 4K TV standard.

Mozilla Firefox fixed a startup crash on Linux with it’s 52.0.2 release in Tumbleweed’s 20170413 snapshot and the Linux Kernel was updated to version 4.10.9. Linux Kernel initiator open-iscsi had a large amount of patch removals and additions. The btrfs file system matured even more with the release of version 4.10.2. The suite and art application Calligra received a fix for crash when using arrow keys in version 3.0.1 and it’s Flow chart added undo commands. The snapshot also merged upstream Ceph fixes for the codestream. WindowMaker 0.95.8 added some patches and new features for veteran users.

Mesa 17.0.3 was updated in the 20170407 snapshot and libvirt 3.2.0 dropped some patches and added a fix for an IPv6 failure. Cryptsetup 1.7.4 fixed LibreSSL compatibility and added support for OpenSSL 1.1.0.

LightDM 1.22.0 was made available in snapshot 20170406 along with ImageMagick, which deleted unneeded patches, and ccache 3.3.4 documented the different cache statistics counters and fixed a regression in version 3.3 related to “potentially” bad content of dependency files.

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3 Responses to “Samba, Ceph, LightDM Update in Tumbleweed Snapshots”

  1. berlac

    I know this are Tumbleweed news. But does someone know, which kernel/x.org/Mesa versions are planned for openSUSE Leap 42.3? If Leap 42.3 stays on the same versions as Leap 42.2, I think I give Tumbleweed a chance, because with the versions from Leap 42.2 my graphics card don’t work with 3D acceleration.

    • bernard

      I’ve been following Leap 42.3 for a while. Kernel 4.4 goes EOL next April, I would suspect they will bundle kernel 4.9 which is the most recent LTS kernel. Yet everything in OBS has the kernel at 4.4, so who knows. I jumped ship to TW (again) last week due to some upgraded hardware and because I was running a handful of “bleeding edge” programs already. Immediately gnome started segfaulting from doing stuff in the tweak tool. I laughed. Then cried. I’m really excited to see if BFQ ends up being integrated in kernel 4.12 which is another benefit of TW if it does.

  2. René Krell

    Very good overview for Tumbleweed users. This article would be probably appreciated to read also in the opensuse-factory list, instead of double effort summarizing the latest changes.