VLC, Plasma, PipeWire Update in Tumbleweed

1. Jul 2021 | Douglas DeMaio | CC-BY-SA-3.0

VLC, Plasma, PipeWire Update in Tumbleweed

Three openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released so far this week.

There were two bigger snapshots and one smaller one that brought the ClamAV update.

Kicking off the week was snapshot 20210625 that provided updates for the 3D graphic Mesa and Mesa-drivers packages; the updated 21.1.3 versions mostly provided AMD changes and the verison no longer needs a GStreamer Video Acceleration API plugin that inspects environment variables. ImageMagick’s update to version fixed a hang with the SVG parser that would get caught in an infinite loop. Mozilla Firefox 89.0.2 had an update to fix performance and stability regressions with WebRender on Linux and also fixed an occasional hang with WebRender. VLC 3.0.16 fixed an MP4 drop, some regressions with broadcast streams and provided settings improvements. A new major version of the Linux Auditing Framework, audit, updated from version 2.8.5 to 3.0.2 and updated some syscall argument interpretations. PipeWire updated to version 0.3.30+55, which included the update of some Advanced Linux Sound Architecture rules. The update of nodejs16 16.4.0 upgraded dependencies and stabilized the class: AsyncLocalStorage. Other packages to update in the snapshot were GNOME’s video player totem 3.38.1, Flatpak 1.11.2, libstorage-ng 4.4.15 and bind 9.16.18.

Only two packages were updated in snapshot 20210626. ClamAV 0.103.3 fixed scan performance issues and seeks to improve metrics on what versions are being used. Also in the snapshot were updated translations for the libqt5-qttranslations package, which included a Chinese simplified language update for Qt 5.12.

Poppler updated in snapshot 20210628 to version 21.06.1 and fixed rendering of some extended latin1 characters in annotations; it also added an API to get notified if the xref is reconstructed. KDE’s Plasma was a bug fix update that implemented activities window rules for Wayland in KWin and Discover now properly notifies users about updates for Flatpaks. Several of the Qt 5 libraries were updated like ibqt5-qtbase, libqt5-qtconnectivity, libqt5-qtquickcontrols, libqt5-qtscript and more. A patch was committed in the update of the glu to version 9.0.2; this Mesa OpenGL Utility library also had some additional bugfixes. The 3.36.0 version of sqlite made output improvements and the memdb VFS now allows the same in-memory database to be shared among multiple database connections in the same process as long as the database name begins with /. Compression package zchunk updated to version 1.1.16 and fixed a major bug when compressing with a dictionary.

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