Well, the first Alpha release of Hardy Heron is 6 days away, but thanks to nixternal, I got Hardy up and running yesterday on my backup/test partition. So far, so good. Not really noticing any improvements over Gutsy yet, but I haven’t delved very deeply. I got as far as two problems that keep me from making Hardy my main partition already:
- On Firefox, the Del.icio.us Bookmarks extension (the one provided by Yahoo!) not only doesn’t work, it renders Firefox unusable. Fortunately, it allows you to uninstall the extension very easily, and I was back in business, but with no bookmarks. I haven’t yet tried any of the other del.icio.us extensions (of which there are legion).
- Nvidia drivers don’t work. At all. In fact, they destroy the system. My first attempt to dist-upgrade from Gutsy was with the Nvidia drivers already installed, and it left me with a command-line distro, no GUI. I couldn’t figure the problem, so I reinstalled Gutsy and did the dist-upgrade right away on the fresh install. That worked flawlessly, but when I try to install any version of nvidia-glx on Hardy, it calls the install a BREAK, and when I preview the changes, I see that it’s uninstalling a lot of things (like, say, kubuntu-desktop) on account of this install. Since I love playing Guild Wars via WINE, and it won’t run on the nv driver (I tried), this is a deal-breaker for me. Hardy will be a seasoning, not the main dish, until that is fixed.