The latest snapshot was 20200218. This snapshot updated a subpackage for btrfsprogs to version 5.4.1 and fixes the docbook5 builds. The Linux Kernel updated to 5.5.4 and had a few changes for KVM on arm64. The update of glibc 2.31 now supports a feature test macro [_ISOC2X_SOURCE](https://gitlab.com/freedesktop-sdk/mirrors/sourceware/glibc/-/commit/777d75fbc07b98115f4868c3290eb8a5d1f3a5b2) to enable features from the draft ISO C2X standard. Command line utility grep 3.4 fixed some performance bugs and adds a new –no-ignore-case option that causes grep to observe case distinctions, overriding any previous -i (–ignore-case) option. The DBus-activated daemon controlling mobile devices and connections, ModemManager fixed the handling of hexadecimal 0x00 bytes at the end of GSM encoded strings in version 1.12.6. There were several other packages updated in the snapshot. Among the packages to be updated were flatpak 1.6.2, GNOME’s web browser epiphany 3.34.4, email client mutt 1.13.4, strace 5.5, sudo 1.8.31 and whois 5.5.5. With less than a week to go until a rating is finalized, a rating of 92 was initially released for the snapshot, according to the snapshot reviewer.
A little more than half a dozen packages were updated in snapshot 20200213. The interactive Python accessibility explorer package accerciser 3.34.4 updated translations and documented a new python-xlib dependency. The update elfutils 0.178 package fixed variable references in specfile and added a RISC-V disassembler. Windows Server 2019 support was added with the update of vm-install 0.10.08. The snapshot recorded a moderately stable rating of 75, according to the Tumbleweed snapshot reviewer.
The previous week’s 20200211 snapshot recorded a rating of 71 and brought KDE’s plasma5-desktop 5.18.0, which will be the version in openSUSE Leap 15.2 when it’s released. The new Plasma 5.18 Long Term Support (LTS) is even more user-friendly and filled with more features. The new Emoji Selector is just two keystrokes away. Hold down the Meta key and press the period (.) and it will pop up. The version also provides a new Night Color feature to relax users eyesight. KDE Applications was also updated in the snapshot. The 19.12.2 version update provided a big release of KDevelop 5.5, which is the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that makes writing programs in C++, Python and PHP easier. . PHP gets PHP 7.4’s typed properties and support was added for array of type and class constant visibility. In Python, support was added for Python 3.8.
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