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GNOME 3.24.1, Plasma 5.9.5 Arrive in Tumbleweed

May 5th, 2017 by

A total of seven openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released since last week’s update, which brought several minor version updates and less than a handful of major version updates.

A change on the server that prepares the .diff emails that are generated caused a hiccup for the Tumbleweed announcer, so snapshots 20170428, 20170429, 20170430 and 20170502 were all listed in snapshots 20170503. The change to the server was to create a similar data comparison file to generate emails for Leap 42.3, so it could list packages that are changed during its rolling development process.

The combined announcement for the 20170503 snapshot listed roughly 200 package changes and topping the list was a major version upgrade for Mozilla’s Thunderbird. Thunderbird upgraded from version 45.8.0 to version 52.1.0. The new version adds several new features like support for Twitter direct messages and add on blocklist updates; there were also several Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) that were eliminated in the new major version. Libosip2’s new 5.0.0 version provided several patches and fixed overflow issues. Libpqxx was the last of the major version updates this week with its 5.0.1 version, which added new configure options.

Snapshot  20170503 listed changes for KDE’s Plasma 5.9.5 and Frameworks 5.33.0 as well as GNOME 3.24.1. Python-qt5 5.8.2, which had fixes for the OpenGL detection, and Linux Kernel 4.10.13, which added some keyboard timeout options for Dell laptops, were also among the several packages updated in the repositories.

Snapshots 20170426 had only two packages. Google’s croscore-font fixed some grammar errors and the 4.10.12 Linux Kernel was made available in the snapshot.

The snapshot a day before, 20170425, offered many more package updates. Mesa 17.0.4 offered fixes for an Nouveau driver. Vim 8.0.566 fixed several problems and sysconfig 0.84.1 cleaned up some temporary directories. Yast2-bootloader’s 3.2.19 version added the possibility to use trusted boot for Extensible Firmware Interface and zypper ‘s updated to 1.13.24 fixed a crash when exiting after pressing CTRL-C quickly or more.

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