Happy holidays everyone! A few notes for those riding the rawhide trail or just joining those of us who are.

  • NetworkManager has finally dropped libnm-glib (deprecated 3 years ago now). There’s proposed gnome-shell changes being worked on to switch to libnm, but they have not yet landed. This means if you connect to VPN’s via gnome-shell, things aren’t going to work. As a workaround for now use nmcli: mcli c up ‘your vpn name here’ –ask. More info at https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/devel@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/4YJIWJXDMND2VL7KGG2C6UNE7RJMHJEI/ and https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=789811
  • better SATA power management is being enabled. See https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/devel@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/T2STBDPXKZ7DHC7GS6VLM3ESYI6RHVDM/ There is a small chance of disk corruption, so this is a great time to check your backups. If you have a laptop with a SATA SSD you should expect some nice power savings from the change.
  • Additionally bluetooth power saving mode has been enabled a while back. If you find your bluetooth no longer working you can boot with btusb.enable_autosuspend=n. (My bluetooth here on my yoga 920 needs to revert this change currently. Tracked in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1514836 )
  • I reinstalled the armv7 compose builders a few days ago with Fedora 27 and since then they have done great for rawhide composes. With Fedora 26 they were sometimes hanging, causing rawhide composes to hang until manually rebooted. If they keep working well we can hopefully close https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1504264 soon, but I would like to see it work for a few more days.

Here’s to a happy rawhide holiday for everyone!