Linux News Today: openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get KDE Plasma 5.6.2, Frameworks 5.21 and Mesa 11.2.0
openSUSE Tumbleweed users received many snapshots during the last two weeks, since the beginning of the April, so it’s time to keep you guys up to speed with what’s new in the rolling GNU/Linux distribution.
The fact of the matter is that a lot of things are new in openSUSE Tumbleweed, all the time. For example, the distro was the first to get the Linux 4.5 kernel on March 18, 2016, just a few days after its initial launch on March 14, and it also received the latest GNOME 3.20 desktop environment after only one week after it has been announced.
“It seems to be difficult in the last weeks to find really interesting new features to write about. The fact that Plasma 5.6 and GNOME 3.20 are already available takes a lot of wind out of the sails. So a request to all of you: keep the things coming,” said Dominique Leuenberger, a core member of the openSUSE GNOME team.
Linux kernel 4.5.1 and GNOME 3.20.1 coming soon
Durint the past two weeks, the openSUSE Tumbleweed repositories were flooded with all latest GNU/Linux software and technologies, among which we can mention the KDE Plasma 5.6.2 desktop environment, Mesa 11.2.0 3D Graphics Library, as well as KDE Framework 5.21.0 collection of add-on libraries for Qt5. Also, it looks like the XChat IRC client has been replaced with HexChat.
Talking about Qt5, the major Qt 5.6 release should land in the openSUSE Tumbleweed repos next week, along with the GNOME 3.20.1 desktop environment, the GLibC 2.23 library, and Linux kernel 4.5.1. But, of course, these are only the major software projects that landed in the rolling release version of openSUSE Linux, as many other core components received updates, so make sure that you always keep your openSUSE box up to date.