New Survey Aims to Gain Packager, Maintainer Insights

The openSUSE Project is trying to gather more information from open-source developers, development teams, packagers and maintainers through the latest survey that will run from Oct. 7 until Oct. 29. There are tools to monitor the health of packages, but the project doesn’t have tools to monitor the health of packagers. Giving the floor to […]

Wireshark, PipeWire, Audacity Update in Tumbleweed

Snapshot releases of openSUSE’s rolling release Tumbleweed have been constantly trickling our to users since last week’s review. This review will cover the five snapshots made available since August 26. Each of the snapshots delivered about a handful of updated software packages. Snapshot 20210831 updated bind to version 9.16.20, which fixed a Common Vulnerability and […]


Our community portal, reachable via, accompanied our community now since 2010. A long, long time. Especially, if you compare it with Facebook (which started in 2006) or LinkedIn (who became an international company in 2010). While Facebook and LinkedIn are meanwhile multi-billion dollar markets, our community portal is meanwhile mainly used to organize the […]

IRC and Matrix announcements

The openSUSE Project has used IRC for real-time chat within the community since it began. And the IRC network used was Freenode, until now. Due to a variety of recent changes to that network, the openSUSE Project is moving our IRC communications to Libera.Chat. If you are a current IRC user, register your nick(s) on […]

openSUSE Leap 15.3 Enters Release Candidate Phase

The openSUSE Project and its community, contributors and release engineers have entered the Release Candidate phase for the upcoming openSUSE Leap 15.3 version today after a snapshot was released, which transitions the release to a new phase. The RC signals the package freeze for software that will make it into the distribution, which is used […]

Tumbleweed Gamers Get Updates of Mesa, Pentobi

Gamers using openSUSE Tumbleweed have at least two package updates in the rolling release that enhanced performance on their system and offer new features. Both the 3D Graphics Library Mesa and computer opponent package Pentobi each landed in a separate snapshot. There have been four Tumbleweed snapshots released so far this week. Snapshot 20210420 brought […]

GNOME 40, KDE Frameworks, Plasma Update in Tumbleweed

Two openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released since last week’s blog. The snapshots brought the much anticipated GNOME 40 as well as an update of KDE Frameworks 5.81.0, Plasma 5.21.4 and several other packages. The 20210414 snapshots was a monster; the amount of packages updated in the snapshot was ginormous. The update to GNOME 40 brought […]

Two Tumbleweed Snapshots Update Fetchmail, Mesa, More

A couple of openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released since the beginning of the month. The two snapshots updated more than 30 packages and the latest snapshot, 20210406, gave rolling release users an update of Mozilla Firefox 87; the new release had several fixes including a fix to the video controls, which now have visible focus […]

Introducing the openSUSE 2020 End of Year Survey

This year has been tough. But times of difficulties and challenges are also opportunities to reflect on where we come from, as a thriving global open-source community, and where we’re heading. As dust settles, we look back and remember all the good moments for openSUSE – as well as the more difficult ones – we’ve […]