VIM, Xen, Git Packages Updated in This Week's Tumbleweed Snapshots

28. Sep 2018 | Douglas DeMaio | No License

There were a total of four openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots this week that updated packages like VIM, Xen, Git and ImageMagick.

The latest snapshot, 20180925, updated three packages. All the packages updated in this snapshot were zero dot packages. The updated packages were obs-service-set_version 0.5.10, purple-carbons 0.1.6 and shotwell 0.30.0. The obs-service-set_version 0.5.10 version fixed a zip file crash associated with python. The version change regarding purple-carbons 0.1.6 was basically cleaning up the code. The shotwell 0.30.0 package updated translations and fixed random segfaults in GNOME settings.

The 20180924 snapshot updated a little more than a handful of packages. Among the package updates were hdf5’s jump from version 1.10.1 to 1.10.3. The HDF5 package is a high performance data software library and file format to manage, process, and store heterogeneous data. The version added a few patches and had an upstream fix that dropped a warning patch. The text-mode web browser links 2.17 package had multiple changes. Among some of the most important fixes for the package was verifying SSL certificates for numeric IPv6 addresses and fixing an infinite loop that happened in graphics mode if the user clicked on OK in the “Miscellaneous options” dialog when more than one window was open. The nano 3.1 version fixed a fix a misbinding of ^H that had an effect with some terminals on certain systems. Three rubygem packages were also updated in the snapshot. The packages were rubygem-marcel 0.3.3, rubygem-sass 3.6.0 and rubygem-uglifier 4.1.19.

The Tumbleweed snapshot that had the most packages updated in the week was snapshot 20180920. Roughly 17 packages were updated in this snapshot. ImageMagick added support for a “module” security policy and disabled PDF coders in default policy.xml. The GNOME library gtksourceview 3.24.9 improved the syntax highlighting of Haskell, C++, GLSL, and Markdown. Text editor vim 8.1.0401 refreshed a patch that is still working through some various issues. The newer version update of pciutils 3.6.2 fixed a couple of bugs in computation of bus topology.

Snapshot 20180919 updated the Linux Kernel to 4.18.8, which has a new Force CONFIG_PM on Rockchip systems. Git 2.19.0 added a new configuration variable core.usereplacerefs to help server installations that want to ignore the replace mechanism. The package also introduced a git range-diff, which is a tool for comparing two sequences of commits including changes to their order, commit messages, and the actual content changes introduced. Input-method framework ibus 1.5.19 provided some Emoji feature improvements, YAY, 😊  and XML parser expat 2.2.6 fixed bugs and regressions while making some autotools and cmake changes. Some xen 4.11.0 changes addressed some Common Vulnerability and Exposure issues.

All snapshots are rated as stable with a rating of 93 or above according to the Tumbleweed snapshot reviewer.

In other Tumbleweed new this past week, Tumbleweed Snapshots, fixed repositories containing previously released versions of Tumbleweed, are now officially hosted on, according to an email on the factory mailing list.

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