Applications, PostgreSQL, Zypper Packages Update in Tumbleweed

13. Sep 2019 | Douglas DeMaio | No License

The past week produced four openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots.

The snapshots brought an update of KDE Plasma and Applications along with an update for the input framework ibus, two PostgreSQL versions and the command line package manager zypper.

KDE Applications 19.08.1 improvements to Kontact, Dolphin, Kdenlive, Konsole, Step, and more arrived in snapshot 20190909. Several regressions in Konsole’s tab handling were fixed and olphin again starts correctly when in split-view mode. The updated of the anti-virus package clamav 0.101.4 address two Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures. The GNOME web browser package epiphany 3.32.5 fixed a memory corruption and broken web process extension connection when using WebKit trunk. An update of links 2.20.1 brought stability improvements and also addressed a bug when connected with tor would send real dns requests outside the tor network when the displayed page contains link elements with rel=dns-prefetch. The Plasma desktop received a minor update to 5.16.5 and fixed KWayland-integration builds with recent frameworks and Qt 5.13. Some notifications were changed in the new minor version and the some functionality was improved for current weather conditions. The qrencode 4.0.2 package improved support for cmake. The snapshot was trending at a rating of 84, according to the Tumbleweed snapshot reviewer.

Multiple packages arrived in snapshot 20190907, which was also trending at a rating of 84. An update of ImageMagick properly identifies the DNG and AI image format. About 15 CVE’s were addressed in the update of Mozilla Firefox to version 68.1.0, which included a fix for type confusion in Mozilla’s JavaScript engine Spidermonkey. An update for the Wayland input-method protocol was made in ibus 1.5.21 and improved Single Instruction, Multiple Data (SIMD) decoding of 24 bit files was made with the Free Lossless Audio Codec (flac) 1.3.3 package update. Improved performance of various Application Program Interface (API) such as JSON.parse and methods called on frozen arrays were made with the nodejs12 12.10.0 update and php7 7.3.9 provided a bug fixing release that fixed an Exchangeable image file format (Exif) crash (bus error) due to wrong alignment and invalid cast. Many other libraries were updated in the snapshot including a couple YaST packages.

More than half a dozen packages were updated in the 20190905 snapshot. Among the most notable packages in the snapshot were kdevelop5 5.4.2 and iproute2 5.2, which Use FAT link-time optimization (LTO) objects in order to provide proper static library. The mozilla-nss 3.45 added support for the Elbrus lcc compiler in the snapshot and both postgresql10 10.10 and postgresql11 11.5 were updated. The snapshot recorded a moderately stable rating of 83, according to the Tumbleweed snapshot reviewer.

The snapshot that started off the week, 20190904, provided an update to libktorrent 2.1.1 that fixed HTTP seeding and libgnome-games-support 1.4.4, libusb-1_0 1.0.23, webkit2gtk3 2.24.4 and yast2 4.2.19 were all updated. The command line package manager zypper also updated in the snapshot to version 1.14.30, which dumps stack trace on broken pipe SIGPIPE. The snapshot recorded a stable rating of 93, according to the Tumbleweed snapshot reviewer.

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