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  1. #1
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    fc28 nightly install

    Update 24feb2018

    initially tried to run dnf upgrade on the day of the install but nothing.

    dnf upgrade ran a few days ago and now have my missing libraries.

    I have some source that I need to compile and test but except for
    rpmfusion looks ready to go for me.


    12feb2018
    just installed this beta, no obvious problems during the install

    Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-Rawhide-20180204.n.0.iso

    Afterwards, I installed various fedora packages and there were
    two packages with missing dependencies.

    gnuradio libboost
    viking libgps
    Last edited by oystercatcher; 24th February 2018 at 05:48 PM.

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    Re: fc28 beta install

    I have similar experience. I started with Fedora rawhide in January, when there was a strict limitation of available software. The major problem at that time was with anaconda crashing. For a while, it was not possible to install Rawhide from scratch.
    I am using Gnome Rawhide about 2-3 hours per week. However, I have also taken a strong strong liking to KDE. KDE has won me over. I like it's configurability, and that programs do not crash. KDE looks like many thoughts went into the Plasma version. I have online help, and good configuration options. I have not installed Rawhide KDE, but intend to do so in March. (I am enjoying KDE 27 and KDE from SUSE Tumbleweed. Both are the same.. Fedora is pure ext4 file system, and Tumbleweed is using btrfs for root and xfs for home.
    I actually, limit my experiments with Grub based distributions. While this forum is about Fedora, my numero uno favourite. I should point out that GNOME on Tumbleweed is the same as Gnome on Fedora 27, and ditto for KDE.
    For the desktop users perhaps fedoraforum should have a gnome forum and a kde forum section.
    Leslie in Montreal

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    Re: fc28 beta install

    I am recompiling all my C code with gcc 8.0, the latest C, C++ compiler that is only available in F28 or Rawhide.
    The code generated is about 20 to 120 bytes smaller, but the new diagnostics are really a plus and a minus.

    Some 2 examples of new diagnostics follow
    ============================================
    When we have to define variables, follow the practice
    char xyz[PSIZ + 1 ];
    char othevar[PSIZ + 2];

    The compiler knows that "othervar" is larger than xyz, and will get a warning message.
    for a construct like this

    strncpy(xyz,othervar, PSIZ);
    While PSIZ is protecting xyz, we need some way to also skip that warning message that the contents of "othervar" may be received truncated.
    In the end, I used ordinary strcpy(xyz, othervar); which is potentially worse, but stops the complaint.

    In some cases I resorted to replacing strncpy() with memcpy() which stops the warning message(s).

    Code:
    Here are also some #pragmas I used to stop switch construct issues when 
    case statements do not end with a break, continue, exit or return,  but are expected to fall through to the next case.
    
                       case xyz:
                          some code;            // fall through
                      default:
                         other code;
    
    I used  
                      case xyz:
                                some code;
                         ;                           /* seemed to work */
                      default:
                              other code;
    
    and I did the following too,
            case xyz:
                              some code;
                             do{ } while (0);   /* does not generate code, but falls through with no diagnostic */ 
                      default:
                             other code;
    F28 Gnome appears to be "cleaner" in execution than F27 Gnome. KDE for either appears to be the same.
    Leslie in Montreal

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    Re: fc28 beta install

    Might be time to try an in place upgrade from f27. Btw reading your earlier comments about KDE, I thought I would give it a try since i hadn't looked at it for quite a long time - it was buggy and horrible then so I had not bothered with it since. I have to say that it is now vastly improved and I would be happy to use it now though I am too used to gnome to switch.

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    Re: fc28 nightly install

    thread renamed since the nightly ISO images are not beta images and should not be considered as such.

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    Re: fc28 beta install

    KDE Plasma is a very very good alternative to Gnome. I use it half a day and gnome the other half. I have troubles to choose which of the two I want to make my default;
    Leslie in Montreal

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