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Tumbleweed Updates Several GNU Packages

March 8th, 2018 by

openSUSE’s rolling distribution Tumbleweed has had five snapshots so far this month and a lot of those snapshots have includes several GNU packages.

There were many other packages and the first snapshot of the month included an update for KDE Plasma. Here are just a few of those packages that have been updated so far this month.

The Japanese-English Dictionary package edict was updated in snapshot 20180306 and  about 6,000 new dictionary entries were added. Application developers will be happy to see flatpak-builder 0.10.9 fixed the build issues with glibc 2.27. The Windows registry hive extraction library hivex 1.3.15 improved performance by using a cache of iconv handles, especially when dumping out large hives and rubygem-unf_ext was bumped up a version number to add Windows binaries for Ruby 2.5.

The 20180305 snapshot had a little more than a handful of upgraded packages with two related to the chinese language. GNOME desktop developers received the Rapid Application Development (RAD) tool glade 3.20.3, which added the GtkStackSidebar to the toolbox. The ibus-libpinyin package for pinyin and bopomofo input methods based on libpinyin for IBus fixed the config and translate input method name with the updated for 1.9.1 to 1.9.3. The libpinyin package moved to 2.1.91 and fixed zhuyin parsers. The 0.3.5 version of the xfce4-panel-plugin-pulseaudio package fixed a volume sink delay and added new management features for media players.

ImageMagick removed some patches and fixed some timeout and exceeded memory issues in snapshot 20180304. Autoyast2 add missing textdomains to create proper pot files in version 4.0.36. The set of libraries and drivers for fast packet processing through the Data Plane Development Kit package dpdk 17.11.1 made numerous fixes and changed the locations of the GPL and LGPL licenses. The snapshot also updated the GNU Compiler Collection from 7.3.0 to 7.3.1 and add conflicts to non-bootstrap variant for cross packages to silence the repo-checker. The text editor for the GTK toolkit geany 1.33 improved GTK3 theming and documentation and added a tool tip showing the full path on menu items representing documents. The libepoxy 1.5.0 update added new Application Programming Interface and updated the Graphic Library registry to OpenGL 4.6. The libstorage-ng 3.3.182 version updated translations and added unit tests documentation. More than 10 YaST packages were updated in the snapshot; the yast2-samba-server and yast2-samba-client packages replaced SuSEFirewall2 with firewalld.

The Linux Kernel 4.15.7 was updated in snapshot 20180302  and it was filled with desktop translations for about every language you can think of. The java-1_8_0-openjdk package fixed several Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE).

Beginning the month, snapshot 20180301 brought Plasma 5.12.2 release; The release adds a a week’s worth of new translations and fixes from KDE’s contributors. Gawk 4.2.1 added various bug fixes in the snapshot and dropped a fold-string patch. GNU C library glibc 2.27 made several optimizations; the malloc API family of functions will no longer print a failure address and stack backtrace after detecting heap corruption to support faster and safer process termination. The gpg2 2.2.5 fixed some regressions and added support for the KDF Data Object of the OpenPGP card 3.3.

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3 Responses to “Tumbleweed Updates Several GNU Packages”

  1. Sam

    Good to see constant movement. However, I am really surprised that Mate 1.20 has still not arrived a month after its release.

  2. Dylan Taylor

    Excellent work! Can’t wait to see GNOME 3.28 land in Tumbleweed

  3. I just loved Tumbleweed, but the fixes are slow, don’t know why ??
    I guess there needs to be more documentation.

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