Tumbleweed Gets New KDE Frameworks, systemd

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

Tumbleweed Gets New KDE Frameworks, systemd

KDE Frameworks 5.74.0 and systemd 246.4 became available in openSUSE Tumbleweed after two respective snapshots were released this week.

Hypervisor Xen, libstorage-ng, which is a C++ library used by YaST, and text editor vim were also some of the packages update this week in Tumbleweed.

The most recent snapshot released is 20200919. KDE Frameworks 5.74.0 was released earlier this month and its packages made it into this snapshot. KConfig introduced a method to query the KConfigSkeletonItem default value. KContacts now checks the length of the full name of an email address before trimming it with an address parser. KDE’s lightweight UI framework for mobile and convergent applications, Kirigami, made OverlaySheet of headers and footers use appropriate background colors, updated the app template and introduced a ToolBarLayout native object. Several other 5.74.0 Framework packages were update like Plasma Framework, KTestEditor and KIO. Bluetooth protocol bluez 5.55 fixed several handling issues related to the Audio/Video Remote Control Profile and the Generic Attribute Profile. A reverted Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures patch that was recommended by upstream in cpio 2.13 was once again added. GObject wrapper libgusb 0.3.5 fixed version scripts to be more portable. Documentation was fixed and translations were made for Finnish, Hindi and Russian in the 4.3.42 libstorage-ng update. YaST2 4.3.27 made a change to hide the heading of the dialog when no title is defined or the title is set to an empty string. Xen’s minor updated reverted a previous libexec change for a qemu compatibility wrapper; the path used exists in domU.xml files in the emulator field. The snapshot is trending stable at a 99 rating, according to the Tumbleweed snapshot reviewer.

Snapshot 20200917 just recorded a stable rating of 99 while introducing one of the more difficult packages to do that with the update of systemd 246.4; the suite of basic building blocks for a Linux system reworked how to prevent journald from both enabling auditd and recording audit messages. The new version is easier to maintain after patches reached an all time low for the package in the distro. Text editor vim 8.2.1551 fixed a lengthy list of problems including a memory access error and debugger code that was insufficiently tested. Disk archiver package dar 2.6.12 fixed a bug related to the merging of an archive when re-compressing the data with another algorithm. The only major version to update this week in Tumbleweed was virt-manager from 2.2.1 to 3.0.0; the new release came out on Sept. 15 and provides a new UI that has a ‘Manual Install’ option, which creates a VM without any required install media.

Release manager Dominique Leuenberger highlighted in his Tumbleweed review of week 2020/38 some packages in the staging projects that should make it into a snapshot soon. Those packages include openssl 3.0, glibc 2.32, SELinux 3.1, GNOME 3.36.6 and binutils 2.35.

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