Three Tumbleweed snapshots have been released the past two weeks, which brought KDE users a newer version of Applications 18.08.3, Frameworks 5.52.0 and all users could update to the 4.19.2 Linux Kernel.
Yet another Setup Tool (YaST) had a fair amount of changes in the 20181118 snapshot and a recent YaST sprint blog post describes new features with configuring openSUSE Kubic, configuring SSH access during installation and how YaST has provided improved textmode support for Chinese, Japanese or Korean and other languages. The YaST changes will be worked into the future release of openSUSE Leap 15 Service Pack 1 (15.1), which is schedule to have its beta release in February. An update for flatpak 1.0.5 fixed a regression in flatpak run that caused problems running user-installed apps when the system installation was broken. The updated package of gnome-shell 3.30.2 fixed regression in the handling new input sources. The 4.19.2 Linux Kernel package allows the handling of undefined instructions from EL1, according to the changelog. OSTree, with its libostree 2018.9 package, is preparing for systemd related change in a future release that has a timeout effect. Apache Tomcat, which is an open source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies, added the ability for a UserDatabase to monitor the backing XML file for changes and reload the source file if a change in the last modified time is detected in its 9.0.13 version.
The snapshot from last Friday, 20181116 included updating the Applications 18.08.3 and Frameworks 5.52.0 packages. Applications 18.08.3 was a bug fixing released that included improvements to Kontact, Ark, Dolphin, KDE Games, Okular, and more. The Frameworks 5.52.0 package added KWayland virtual desktop protocol and KFileMetaData added an extractor for generic XML and SVG. Ruby 2.5.3 took care of two Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE). A lots of filter updates came with the ffmpeg-4 4.1 package update; it also added a patch to add a missing check for negative values of the mqaunt variable. A parsing fix of the LDAP port and a fix to a possible hang in the ssh handler were made with the update to gpg2 2.2.11.