Weekly Journal 127 - Dendron, Linux


This week I was looking through some of my old notes that are still stored in Dendron, and realized I hadn’t seen any updates for it lately. I went and looked at the GitHub repository, and much to my surprise I discovered that Dendron development has stopped. Looks like I’m a little more committed to Logseq now than I realized.

Fedora Telemetry

In a rather tone-deaf move right after the clone distribution/source access drama, Red Hat has proposed adding opt-out telemetry to Fedora. It looks like the proposal has been sent back for a redraft based on initial community feedback, but I’m assuming this is already a done deal and will be included in Fedora 40. I also suspect a large number of users will abandon Fedora once this proposal is approved and implemented. I’ve been a user and a fan of Fedora since the original Fedora Core 1 release and it makes me sad to see it end this way.

Linux Distro Hopping

I’m not a fan of distro hopping, but given the recent Red Hat and Fedora drama I think it’s wise to start looking at alternatives. So far I’ve taken a look at NixOS, Clear Linux, and openSuse Tumbleweed.

NixOS and Clear Linux both had broken installers. Both ran through the installation routine, but then failed to start after rebooting the system. I was hoping to find something similar Fedora Kinoite/Silverblue that used an immutable filesystem similar to rpm-ostree and containers for performing work. However, openSuse Tumbleweed is showing some promise. It’s taking some time to get used to the different tools and configuration, but so far it seems to be working well. I also like that openSuse Tumbleweed is available as a distro for WSL. Having the same distro across my different systems is something I appreciate. I’ll continue using openSuse Tumbleweed, and I’ll likely check out some additional options as well.