openSUSE Tumbleweed Is Moving To Systemd's Journal, GNOME 3.16, Plasma 5

Written by Michael Larabel in SUSE on 2 April 2015 at 09:22 AM EDT. 20 Comments
The openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling-release distribution has already been using systemd for some time, but they've kept to using syslog for system messaging logging. However, that's going to change as Tumbleweed integrates systemd's journal.

The next Tumbleweed snapshot is shifting from using syslog to instead using systemd-journal for message logging. An advanced warning of this coming change was posted to

The next openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot will also be upgrading its GNOME desktop environment stack to using GNOME 3.16.

It was also revealed at the end of April is when openSUSE developers plan to drop KDE4 from the repository and transition to KDE Plasma 5 as the default KDE desktop environment.
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