curl, GNOME, KDE Updates Arrive in Tumbleweed

14. Jan 2022 | Douglas DeMaio | CC-BY-SA-3.0

curl, GNOME, KDE Updates Arrive in Tumbleweed

openSUSE’s rolling release Tumbleweed finished off 2021 with multiple snapshots and 2022 is starting off the same by producing nine snapshots so far this year.

The latest Tumbleweed snapshot, 20220112, updated Mozilla Firefox to major version 96.0 and addressed almost 20 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures. The browser added a new feature for printing that allows users to choose to print only the odd/even pages.The browser now defaults all cookies to having a SameSite=lax attribute to helps defend against one-click attacks. While gnome-desktop had a version bump to 41.3, gnome-shell 41.3 fixed some crashes, improved window tracking and updated translations. GNOME’s window manager mutter 41.3 fixed a mixed up refresh rate in multi-monitor setups and fixed orientation changes on devices with 90 degree adjustments. Command line utility hdparm 9.63 added a patch and has a new --sanitize-overwrite-passes flag. Other packages to update in the snapshot were rdma-core 38.1, libpipeline 1.5.5, rdma-core 38.1, vim 8.2.4063 and wayland 1.20.0.

The entire KDE stack was updated in snapshot 20220111, which brought KDE Gear 21.12.1, KDE Frameworks 5.90.0 and Plasma 5.23.5. Gear 21.12.1 fixed kalarm that had prevented command line actions from running with bad calendar files. Video editor Kdenlive created some default rules for varying frames-per-second clips that are imported. Frameworks 5.90.0 had some changes for the input/output library KIO; it finished PolKit integration and KIO also fixed hidden NTFS mountpoints when /etc/mtab is a regular file. The update of Kirigami in Frameworks 5.90.0 improved consistency with scrolling in Qt widgets and fixed layered navigation buttons. The update of Plasma 5.25.5 fixed bugs involving fetching Flatpak updates in the software management (Graphical User Interface) Discover. Plasma Desktop fixed some settings and handling of X11 and KDE’s Bluedevil package fixed device type detection for Audio/Video devices. Several other fixes were made in KDE’s stack update. There were several other updated packages in the snapshot, but almost all were Python Package Index. One of the other packages to update supports the work-flow of YaST developers; rubygem-yast-rake 0.2.44 added support for multiple Rubocop versions. The other non-PyPI updates were to music player amarok and perl-IO-Socket-SSL 2.073.

The snapshot 20220110 updated curl to version 7.81.0 and Daniel Stenberg’s video lists 16 of his favorite bug fixes. One of those was the enablement of HAProxy support for hyper backend, which is a separate http backend for curl, and another was providing a tool to warn if too many output arguments were found when specifying a number of urls. PipeWire 0.3.43 improved memory usage, fixed some crashes and provided better compatibility with GStreamer based applications. An update of framework gupnp 1.4.2 fixed a memory leak, deprecated some root component and enhanced documentation. The mtools package, which is a collection of utilities to access MS-DOS disks, updated to 4.0.37 and fixed a missing command error in floppyd_io.c. The home media server package rygel 0.40.3 fixed a deadlock on start-up and the 4.4.6 yast2-security package fixed some SELinux requirement. Several other packages were updated in the snapshot.

Xen had some upstream patches arriving in the 20220109 snapshot. It also added a fix in collecting active Virtual Machine config files in the supportconfig plugin xen-supportconfig. GNOME software updated to version 41.3 in the snapshot and removed various cultural sensitivity badges. An update of aws-cli 1.22.28 updated some requirements in the spec file from The dleyna-renderer package, which allows clients to discover and manipulate Digital Media Renderers, and its complementary package dleyna-server, removed error logging in versions 0.7.2. An update of yast2 4.4.34 fixed test failures in Ruby 2.5 that was caused by the fix for Ruby 3.0. Other packages to update in the snapshot were libsoup 3.0.4, libstorage-ng 4.4.72, fmt 8.1.1 and more.

The first update of the week for libstorage-ng arrived in snapshot 20220107, which updated translations from Weblate in Japanese, Catalan and Slovak. An update of openssl 1.1.1m prioritised DANE TLSA issuer certificates over peer certificates. An update of GNU Compiler Collection 11 fixes memory corruption and hwdata 0.355 updated PCI, USB and vendor IDs. Fast compression algorithm package zstd updated to version 1.5.1 and rebalanced compression levels to better match the intended speed/level curve; it also made some minor compression ratio improvements for small data. Another package to update in the snapshot was xapps 2.2.8, which mostly provided translation updates.

Gamers who play Assassin’s Creed Syndicate were likely happy to see Tumbleweed’s 20220106 snapshot; the update of 3D Graphics package Mesa 21.3.3 in the snapshot fixed crashes in the game. Mesa and its drivers package fixed build failure with MSVC as well. The update of ImageMagick addressed a hang and possible DoS for certain SVG constructs. The update also improved adjustments of page offsets when resizing an image. Linux’s read-only file system squashfs updated to version 4.5; it added a new option to throttle the amount of CPU and I/O and mksquashfs now allows a no source directory to be specified. Several patches were removed with the update of kdump 0.9.2 and many more patches were added in preparation for openSUSE Leap 15.4. Other packages to update in the snapshot were fmt 8.1.0, vim 8.2.3995, perl-JSON 4.04 and more.

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