I’m seeing an unprecedented move which I had to ask about: For roughly 4 to 6 months, a major update is being held back for MESA. 18.1.7 has been the latest version in Factory for nearly half an year… meanwhile Devel had version 18.2.x and is now at 18.3.x.
Why such a delay? Do modern MESA versions contain an incompatibility with the libraries currently used by openSUSE? I assume a bug is out of the question, as anything major would have been fixed in all these months for such an essential component.
I understand. I assumed it might be some major issue others know about considering how long the delay is. Not sure who the MESA maintainer is, though I am on the Freenode IRC channel if they’re also present there.
There are mostly the same big chunks left in the staging areas, some making minor progress though:
glibc 2.28, Python 3.7, openssl 1.1.1: the main blocker, that prevented this staging from building at all, could be identified (perl5.28 caused an endless loop in makeinfo during execution). The staging is still far from ready though, as Python 3.7 is known to be incompatible to SaltMesa 18.3LLVM7: rust fails to build with LLVM7Installer redesign: the sidebar is coming back (showing where in the installation workflow one is currently)PostgreSQL 11Linux kernel 4.19.8Perl 5.28Qt 5.12.0KDE Applications 18.12.0
Noticed that on the Boombatower page earlier. Very good news indeed! I hope there won’t need to be any essential updates held back for +3 months in the future, especially for kernels and video drivers.