I’ve installed 4.2rc4 on an older laptop and so far all is good Have been using this new install since last evening, for some casual browsing, writing forum comments like this one, leisure coding in geany (I know…), etc.
So on the plus side, the system is stable. On the downside, it’s uglier than 4.1 - but I’m picky and I don’t like change. Seriously, I know I can customise the menus and all - but after using 4.1 for a long time, the XFCE menus look a little bit out of proportion and unpolished. I use the fedora-38-xfce template extensively in my day to day work in 4.1 and I like XFCE in general, just that it maybe needs some fine-tuning. Ok, enough complaining.
Other than that, the functionality is there, and everything I tried, worked: Copy/Move to VM (renamed to “… another qube”, nice!), Convert/Edit/View in Another Cube, both from Thunar and from the command-line.
Re-enabled “smt=on” with “sched-gran=core” because my security stance permits this. No issues.
Will continue with some nftables tinkering, VPN qube(s), maybe sys-gui for VNC.
Menu fonts seem too large… the menu spacing is inconsistent… the behaviour of the menu is different in different places: on the leftmost vertical, you have to click the icons. On the other two verticals, the menus expand automatically.
Another small annoyance: the “updates available” icon used to be an orange Sun in 4.1, urging you to update. In 4.2 this icon is a little black “down arrow” on a mostly black background, not attracting attention nor imparting any sense of urgency.
But again, these issues are all cosmetic. The system is stable which is probably the most important thing.