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.



About Neil Rickert

Retired mathematician and computer scientist who dabbles in cognitive science.

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