openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/20

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openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/20

Dominique Leuenberger / DimStar
Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

This week we finally could add the long awaited Qt 5.6 to Tumbleweed.
It was blocked for a long time as it exposed a bug in, what showed,
icewm (the window manager used during installation). This bug though is
so deeply nested in the architecture of icewm, that in the end, it was
decided to workaround the bug with a ‘fix’ in YaST directly.

During this week, there were 4 snapshots published (0514, 0516, 0517 &
0519).

The most notable changes were:

  * Qt 5.6 – as mentioned in the intro
  * KDE Framework 5.22.0
  * Plasma 5.6.4
  * GNOME 3.20.2 – packages were spread over a longer period to get you
fixes as early as possible

The season of ‘larger’ changes has started – and we now have in
Staging:

  * GCC6 as default compiler for our distribution
  * Perl 5.24.0 – It would not be perl if nothing would break
  * KDE Applications 16.04.1 – Shaping up, mostly legal reviews pending
  * Linux kernel 4.6

Have a great time and use every moment to have a lot of fun,
Dominique
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Re: openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/20

Karl Ove Hufthammer
Dominique Leuenberger / DimStar skreiv 21. mai 2016 12:02:
>   * KDE Applications 16.04.1 – Shaping up, mostly legal reviews pending

Just out of curiosity, what kind of (potential) legal issues are there
with KDE Applications?

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Re: openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/20

Luca Beltrame
On Sun, 22 May 2016 11:08:30 +0200, Karl Ove Hufthammer wrote:

> Just out of curiosity, what kind of (potential) legal issues are there
> with KDE Applications?

The code was split from a (larger) repository to a smaller number of
repositories. As these now contain even very old code, there may be
incompatible licenses (mostly variants of [L]GPL and incompatible
versions) hiding in smaller number of files.

Upstream has mostly cleaned it up (and some were done thanks to the
notices the legal team sent us), but there might still some lurking
around.


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Re: openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/20

Karl Ove Hufthammer
Luca Beltrame skreiv 22. mai 2016 13:30:

>> > Just out of curiosity, what kind of (potential) legal issues are there
>> > with KDE Applications?
> The code was split from a (larger) repository to a smaller number of
> repositories. As these now contain even very old code, there may be
> incompatible licenses (mostly variants of [L]GPL and incompatible
> versions) hiding in smaller number of files.
>
> Upstream has mostly cleaned it up (and some were done thanks to the
> notices the legal team sent us), but there might still some lurking
> around.

Thank you for the information. It is reassuring to know that great care
is being taken in the legal/licensing reviews.

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