Wed, 10 Jun 2009
OK, after another half a year we now have a new Fedora. I have installed it on my laptop, and found no obvious bugs. It "just works". I haven't got time to read the Release Notes yet, but so far F11 looks good. The minor issues are:
gnome-terminalnow wants to confirm the window closing when something other than the original shell is running inside it. WTF? I guess users are getting more and more stupid and have to be protected from their own stupidity (or maybe Fedora/GNOME is becoming more and more widespread). The only usability problem with this "enhancement" is that it cannot be disabled from the Preferences menu - one has to resort to using
gconf-editor, which is not even installed by default.
- Cpufreq on ASUS F3E still does not work (but then, I use my own kernel on F3E and in vanilla it works).
- A nice surprise is that with F11 and its new X.org + WINE, the "In the Groove" game finally renders correctly (in the previous version all the arrows were rendered orange, which made the gameplay more confusing).
- The new boot splash screen is not so minimalistic than the one from F10 (which I consider to be the best boot splash screen ever; its neat visual trick with colors in the progress bar made the boot process feel faster).
- GRUB still
does not support ext4, which means that even those who want a full ext4-based
system need to have a small ext3 partition for
Of course, I now have tens of mails from the bugzilla bot forewarning about
closing bugs filled against F9, which I need to test on F11. I guess
many of the
gdm >2.20 regressions are still not fixed,
and returning 2.20 to the Fedora (at least as an optional package)
is long overdue.