OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Is Soon Switching To GCC 6, Lands Mesa 11.2.1 & Linux 4.5.2
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 4 May 2016 at 07:48 AM EDT. 9 Comments
It's an exciting time to be a user of openSUSE's Tumbleweed rolling-release Linux distribution with a number of updates recently landing and others being inbound.

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed users mow have Mesa 11.2.1 and Linux 4.5.2 hot off the press. There were also updates to the latest GStreamer, LibreOffice 5.1.3., AutoYaST2 updates, firmware updates, and more.

Meanwhile, out on the horizon they are working towards landing GCC 6 as the base compiler and it "might be available in a few weeks." When that happens, it will be another full package archive rebuild under this newest version of the GNU Compiler Collection. GCC 6 was just recently released with a number of new compiler features. If OpenSUSE Tumbleweed switches over to GCC 6.1 from GCC 5.3 in the next few weeks, they will be among the first major Linux distributions using this new version of GCC.

Aside from GCC 6 being out on the horizon, Tumbleweed package maintainers are also working towards landing Qt 5.6. More details via this Tumbleweed update posted this morning to the openSUSE site.
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