The snapshots are plenty, but only a few software packages are arriving in each snapshot as developers begin to take some time off during the holiday season.
Snapshot 20221219 delivered just one package. That package was cppcheck 2.9.3, which is a static analysis tool for C/C++ code. This update brought various Graphical User Interface and premium feature handling bugfixes. The package improved the lifetime analysis with
this pointers, and added debug intrinsics
debug valueflow and
debug valuetype to show more detail including source backtraces.
The 20221218 snapshot had just two package updates. An update of bash 5.2.15 added some upstream patches in the rolling release snapshot. The patches addressed several cases where bash is too aggressive when optimizing out forks in subshells, and how bash can leak memory when referencing a non-existent associative array element. The shell and command language package also defers processing additional terminating signals when running the
EXIT trap while exiting due to a terminating signal; the patch allows the new terminating signal to kill the shell immediately. The other package to update in the snapshot was XFS filesystem utility xfsdump 3.1.12. The package contains tools to create and restore backups of directory trees, which fixed on-media inventory for media unpacking, stream unpacking, stream packing and unpacking logic.
Snapshot 20221217 had a major version update of VPN client openconnect. The 9.01 version added a webview callback and support for some of Cisco’s AnyConnect sessions and verifications. An update of pipewire 0.3.63 fixed a critical bug that caused some audio distortion in some cases when using Advanced Vector Extensions AVX2. The audio and video package for linux also fixed some crash triggers and a potential starting issue with audacity A few other KDE’s Qt5 packages were updated in the snapshot, along with osinfo-db 20221130, which added some patches for supporting LeapMicro versions.
Functionality improvements for the Linux boot process were made in snapshot 20221216 as dracut had an update to check for the fipscheck validation check in
/usr/libexec. VMware’s open-vm-tools package updated to version 12.1.5. The package added a containerInfo plugin and a number of Coverity, which is proprietary static code analysis tool, reported issues were addressed. Password Checking Library cracklib 2.9.8 had some translation updates and forces
grep to treat the input as text when formatting word files. Text editor nano 7.1, mpc 1.3.0 and a couple other packages updated in the snapshot.
There were several packages that arrived in snapshot 20221215. The big update in the snapshot was to the GNU Compiler Collection. The gcc13 13.0.0 git + added two new headers and depends on at least LLVM 13 for GCN cross compiler. The compiler rebased a patch and included a new patch to allow for armv7l architecture. Another major version update was the GNOME Unicode character map package; the 15.0.2 update of gucharmap updated translations, unicode 15.0.0 and added screenshots and link them from the metainfo. Other packages to update were shotwell 0.31.7, which improved the handling of images that do not have a GPS altitude, rsyslog 8.2212.0, which made Python http server based tests more reliable, and several more.