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openSUSE Tumbleweed status for the week of March 26, 2012

It's been about a year since I did a status report of what's going on in the openSUSE:Tumbleweed repo, let me know if you find this actually useful or not so that I can determine if I should keep it up.

  • As everyone knows, Tumbleweed is running on top of openSUSE:12.1, the transition to 12.1 was rocky for some people who thought that Tumbleweed was somehow a "full" distro, and not just an add-on on top of a stable openSUSE release. To make things easier for future updates of the base openSUSE release, please point to the "current" repo, not the explicitly numbers repo. For more details how to do this, see the Tumbleweed wiki page.
  • kernel 3.3.0 is in Tumbleweed, and seems to be working well so far.
  • KDE 4.8 is now in Tumbleweed, be careful if you previously had added the KDE repo manually to your system, you should now remove it as I have no idea how well it will interact with this.
  • Because of the KDE 4.8 update, LibreOffice was dropped from Tumbleweed. This is due to build issues with the package, not any runtime issue that I can determine. LibreOffice fails to build on Factory at the moment as well, and a bug is open about this, hopefully it gets resolved soon.
  • XFCE has been updated in Tumbleweed to the latest version
  • vim finally showed up, after a brief breakage that I caused, sorry about that, all should be good now.
  • To preempt any questions about a GNOME update in Tumbleweed, I am looking into it, but it will not happen until it stabilizes in Factory first.

As always, if anyone knows of any packages they wish to see added to Tumbleweed, please let me know.

Please read the wiki page for Tumbleweed if you have any basic questions about what it is or how to use it. Any other questions, please ask them on the opensuse-factory mailing list.

 

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