Upgrading to Fedora 2124 Nov 2014
The Fedora Project will soon put out its 21st release. I've been running the pre-release bits for a while now, here are a few observations:
- Upgrade from Fedora 20 to Fedora 21 via 'fedup' was fast on my SSD disk, and there were no blockers after the reboot - minimal downtime!
- Bug 740607 - evince no longer can switch to prev / next pages using the buttons or the ctrl+up/down keyboard shortcuts
- Bug 740608 - gnome-shell's calendar display overflows from the box if the number of calendar entries are more than some number; the box is always fixed in size.
- Bug 739991 / Bug 730128 - gnome-terminal doesn't pass alt+<n> to applications running inside the terminal if there isn't a tab with that <n>. This is the most serious regression for me; breaks several workflows for me: my irssi session as well as non-irssi terminals I use for work. A surprising thing I found out after filing this report is there's no way to open a closed bug report on gnome bugzilla, which means if some decides the bug isn't going to be fixed, there's no option to get new information back on the developers' radar.
- Bug 1163747 - memleak in upowerd
The workarounds listed earlier are still in effect for things to work to my liking.
Everything else seems to be working reasonably fine so far, no further regressions. I am tempted to give KDE a try again, though!