Linux News Today: openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets Wine 1.8 RC2, VirtualBox 5.0.10, and GDM 3.18.2

Dominique Leuenberger informs users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling-release operating system about the release of two news snapshots, which include several updated applications and a few other under-the-hood improvements.

According to Mr. Leuenberger, in the week that just passed, openSUSE Tumbleweed received only a few minor updates, such as GDM (GNOME Display Manager) 3.18.2 for the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, which fixes the famous cat-related lock screen bypass issue that occurred when holding the Esc key.

Moreover, the Oracle VirtualBox virtualization software has been updated to the latest stable release as of December 5, 2015, version 5.0.10, and the second RC (Release Candidate) build of the Wine 1.8 open-source software for running Windows applications and games under Linux and UNIX operating systems has been added.

“We’re again one week and two snapshots further after last week’s review. Not too many things happened, I only spotted a couple minor updates here and there,” said Dominique Leuenberger. “There are of course more updates, but nothing just jumped at me as being highly interesting this week.”

A new major kernel update is coming soon

Of course, several other packages have been updated in openSUSE Tumbleweed during the last week, but nothing stands out. Anyway, the reason for not releasing major updates in Tumbleweed is because the openSUSE developers have been preparing for the openSUSE.Asia Summit 2015 event that takes place these days in Taipei/Taiwan, Republic Of China, between December 4-6, 2015.

More snapshots will be released for openSUSE Tumbleweed in the upcoming weeks, which will include updates to some of the most important core components, such as the systemd init system, which will be upgraded from version 224 to 228, the CMake build system, which will be upgrade from version 3.3.2 to 3.4.1, as well as a new major kernel update that will merge the XEN flavor into the default one.

All openSUSE Tumbleweed must update their systems as soon as possible!

Via Softpedia