Snapshot 20210224 brought in the new postgresql 13 version. The new major version brings in highly requested features like parallelized vacuuming and incremental sorting. PostgreSQL brought some security enhancements with its extension system that allows developers to expand its functionality. There are also improvements to its indexing and lookup system, which benefit large databases. PostgreSQL wasn’t the only major version updated in the snapshot; the utility library ndctl jumped two versions to 70.1, which added firmware activation support. Other major version updates were made to liberation-fonts 2.1.1 and perl-Mail-DKIM 1.20200907. The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture package updated to version 1.2.4, which provided some plugin updates and Link Time Optimization fixes. Among other packages to update in the snapshot were bind 9.16.7, libsolv 0.7.16 and debugging tool xfsprogs 5.9.0.
An update of translations was made in the gnome-desktop 3.38.4 update within snapshot 20210222. A fix of a deadlock during startup was made in the Mozilla Firefox 85.0.2 update. The reading of multichannel PSD files with 1 or 2 channels were made in ImageMagick 18.104.22.168. The update of gtk3 3.24.25 fixed the touchscreen event handling and had some Wayland fixes for crashes on tablets; the update also added Application Programming Interfaces to support clients with subsurfaces better. Several new features were added with the firmware package fwupd 1.5.6; the updated added support for the System76 keyboard. Detecting the AMD Transparent Secure Memory Encryption encryption state for HSI-4 and new plugins were made available in the update.
The 20210220 snapshot could be dubbed the RubyGems snapshot. Rubygem-autoprefixer-rails 10.2.4.0, rubygem-bootsnap 1.7.2, rubygem-jbuilder 2.11.2, rubygem-msgpack 1.4.2, rubygem-puma 5.2.1 and rubygem-thor 1.1.0 were all updated in the snapshot. The rubygem-thor release added support for Ruby 3.0, and the rubygem-msgpack update dropped support of old Ruby versions that included 1.8, 1.9, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3.
The smallest snapshot this week with one package update was 20210219. The 1.44.0 version of libguestfs, which is a C library and a set of tools for accessing and modifying virtual disk images, requires a minimum version of Python 3.6. The update also removed references between openSUSE Leap and SUSE Linux Enterprise in the specfile.
Snapshot 20210218 started off the week and had several package updates for GNOME. Among the updates were personal information manager evolution 3.38.4, which fixed a memory leak when quoting headers for message replies, and gnome-maps 3.38.4, which fixed a drag hang and a bug that resulted in writing a broken last view position. A WebKitPluginProcess in webkit2gtk3 2.30.5 was returned to the package after mistakenly being removed. Other packages updated in the snapshot were freeipmi 1.6.7, glib2 2.66.7, udisks2 2.9.2, kplotting 5.79.0 and a new major version update of transactional-update 3.1.4, which fixed the syncing of SELinux attributes when using overlays.