Tumbleweed is rolling along
It has been more than a month since the new structure of opensuse Tumbleweed was announced (see my earlier post), and we have seen it in practice for a month.
Since then, it has been rolling along. It rolls a bit more jerkily than the previous Tumbleweed. But this one is a true rolling release. It is now at the 20141201 snapshot (and that’s a date, in case that wasn’t obvious).
The old Tumbleweed was steadily being updated. The new Tumbleweed sometimes goes for a week or so without any updates, and then a large bunch. But that’s the nature of software testing and updating. The jerkiness is because updates are held back until they have passed a bunch of tests. And occasionally, one stubborn component holds back all of the updates.
At present, I am still using opensuse 13.2. But I also update my separate Tumbleweed install. At some time, I may switch to using Tumbleweed on my main desktop.
Thus far, I have not run into any problems on my Tumbleweed system. All seems to be going well.