Tumbleweed Snapshots bring updated Inkscape, Node.js, KDE Applications

17. Sep 2020 | Douglas DeMaio | CC-BY-SA-3.0

Tumbleweed Snapshots bring updated Inkscape, Node.js, KDE Applications

Four openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released since the last article.

KDE’s Applications 20.08.1, Node.js, iproute2 and inkscape were updated in the snapshots throughout the week.

The 20200915 snapshot is trending stable at a rating of 97, according to the Tumbleweed snapshot reviewer. Many YaST packages were updated in this snapshot. The 4.3.19 yast2-network package forces a read of the current virtualization network configuration in case it’s not present. The Chinese pinyin character input package libpinyin updated to 2.4.91, which improved auto correction.

Inkscape 1.0.1 made its update in snapshot 20200914; the open source vector graphics editor added an experimental Scribus PDF export extension. The Scribus export is available as one of the many export formats in the ‘Save as’ and ‘Save a Copy’ dialogs. Selectors and the CSS dialogue are also available in the package under the object menu. Support was added for MultiPath TCP netlink interface in the 5.8.0 update of iproute2. Several libqt5 packages were updated to 5.15.1. Important behavior changes were pointed out in the libqt5-qtbase changelog where QSharedPointer objects call custom deleters even when the pointer being tracked is null. The 14.9.0 nodejs14 package upgraded dependencies and fixed compilation on AArch64 with GNU Compiler Collection 10. A major utilities update for random number generation in the kernel was made with ng-tools from version 5 to version 6.10; one of the changes was the conversion of all entropy sources to use OpenSSL instead of gcrypt, which eliminates the need for the gcrypt library. Object-oriented programming language vala updated to version 0.48.10 made improvements and added a TraverseVisitor for traversing the tree with a callback. Other updated packages in the snapshot were rredis 6.0.8, rubygem-rails-6.0, xlockmore 5.65, which removed some buffer GCC warnings, and virtualbox 6.1.14, which fixed regression in HDA emulation introduced in 6.1.0. The snapshot is trending at a stable rating of 93.

Applications 20.08.1 arrived in both snapshot 20200910 and snapshot 20200909. Among the changes to the Applications packages were a change to the image viewer Gwenview to sort properly. Video application Kdenlive fixed some broken configurations and fixed the shift click for multiple selections broken in Bin. Document viewer Okular improved the code against corrupted configurations and stored builtin annotations in a new config key.

Snapshot 20200910 brought an update for secure communications; GnuTLS 3.6.15 enabled TLS 1.3 and explicitly disabled TLS 1.2 with “-VERS-TLS1.2”. Utility rsyslog updated from version 8.39.0 to 8.2008.0. The changes were too many to list. One listed in the project’s changelog of the current version states “systemd service file removed from project. This was done as distros nowadays have very different service files and it no longer is useful to provide a “generic” (sic) example.” Dependency management package yarn 1.22.5 made a change so that headers won’t be printed when calling yarn init with the -2 flag. XFS debugger tool xfsprogs 5.8.0 improved reporting and messages and fixed the -D vs -R handling. The snapshot recorded a 99 rating.

Also recording a stable 99 rating was snapshot 20200909. The snapshot brought Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures fixes with the Mozilla Thunderbird 68.12.0 update. Crashes to gnome-music will be avoided when an online account is unavailable in the 3.36.5 version. Another fix in the music player is the selection of an album no longer randomly deselects other albums. The Linux Kernel was also updated to version 5.8.7 in the snapshot.

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