My new ThinkPad arrived this week and it is working well! The Fedora 25 installation was easy and all of the hardware was recognized immediately. However, there was a downside. The display looked washed out and had a strange tint. It seemed to be more pale than the previous ThinkPad. The default ICC profile in GNOME didn’t help much. There’s a helpful review over at NotebookCheck that has a link to an ICC profile generated from a 4th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
The OpenStack Zuul system has gone through some big changes recently, and one of those changes is around how you monitor a running CI job. I work on OpenStack-Ansible quite often, and the gate jobs can take almost an hour to complete at times. It can be helpful to watch the output of a Zuul job to catch a problem or follow a breakpoint. New Zuul In the previous version of Zuul, you could access the Jenkins server that was running the CI job and monitor its progress right in your browser.
Most of the recent Fedora upgrades have been quite smooth. There were definitely some rough spots back in Fedora 15 and Fedora 17 with the /bin migration and the switch to systemd. The upgrade from Fedora 23 to Fedora 24 has been really easy except for one minor quirk: my two and three finger taps don’t seem to work on the touchpad. I use a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (3rd gen) and it has a clickpad along with physical buttons across the top.
UPDATE: The fixed version of mutter is now in the Fedora updates repository. You should be able to update the package with dnf: dnf -y upgrade mutter GNOME 3 has been rock solid for the last few months but something cropped up this week that derailed me for a short while. Whenever I moved my mouse cursor to the top bar (where the clock and status icons reside), the mouse cursor disappeared.
I’ve been a big fan of Thunderbird for years, but it lacks features in some critical areas. For example, I need Microsoft Exchange and Google Apps connectivity for my mail and contacts, but Thunderbird needs some extensions to make that connectivity easier. There are some great extensions available, but they lack polish since they’re not part of the core product. My muscle memory for keyboard shortcuts in Thunderbird left me fumbling in Evolution.