New KDE Frameworks, Python Setuptools, Emacs Update in Tumbleweed Snapshots
The more recent Tumbleweed snapshot 20190423, provided new cups-filters 1.22.5 that changed a Ghostscript call so that fixes the page count so that it works with Ghostscript 9.27 and later. AV1 decoder package dav1d 0.2.2 brings a speed increase between four and six percent for Multi Slot Amplitude Coding (MSAC) decoding with SSE. The kernel-firmware package was updated to 20190409 and updated the firmware file for Intel Bluetooth and Marvell firmware images. Indonesian translations were made to the libstorage-ng 4.1.112 package. Ruby 2.6.3 updated the Unicode version to 12.1 beta to adds support for New Japanese Era “令和” (Reiwa). Other packages updated in the snapshot were perl-DateTime 1.51 and perl-DateTime-TimeZone 2.35, python-parso 0.4.0, python-qt5 5.12.1 and rdma-core 23.0. This snapshot is currently trending at a 89 rating, according to the Tumbleweed snapshot reviewer.
Mesa 19.0.2 had a few fixes for radeon, radv and v3d in the 20190420 snapshot. A few other packages were updated in the snapshot like kipi-plugins 5.9.1, which was the first official stand-alone release outside of digikam. This snapshot is currently trending at a 97 rating, according to the Tumbleweed snapshot reviewer.
KDE contributors offered up plenty of fixes and addon libraries to Qt with the update to Frameworks 5.57.0 in snapshot 20190419. KDE’s lightweight user interface framework for mobile and convergent applications called Kirigami had the most updates along with KIO and the file management functions it provides to Konqi users. Another package for developers/makers that arrived in the snapshot was python-setuptools 41.0.0; the package removes support for specifying an encoding using a ‘coding: ‘directive in the header of the file. When parsing setup.cfg files, setuptools now requires the files to be encoded as UTF-8. The java-11-openjdk updated to 220.127.116.11 added test cases for lenient Japanese era parsing and pushed several security fixes. This snapshot posted a stable rating of 97 on the Tumbleweed snapshot reviewer.
The snapshot that started the week off, 20190418, posted a stable rating of 94. The snapshot updated ImageMagick to version 18.104.22.168 and closed out several issues tracked on github. The emacs 26.2 package is now compliant with the latest version 11.0 of the Unicode Standard and changes in Specialized Modes and Packages in Emacs 26.2 Dired: The ‘Z’ command on a directory name compresses all of its files. The 5.0.8 Linux Kernel had fixes for arm and other patches. One of the updates in the kernel corrected the regulators for the audio codec for AM335x Evaluation Module processor. Other packages updated in the snapshot were hwdata 0.322, sshfs 3.5.2 and yast2 4.2.0, which was required to load integration tests frameworks.