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 ==== General information ==== ==== General information ====
  
-  * [[https://​docs.fedoraproject.org/​f29/​release-notes/​|Fedora 29 release notes]]+  * [[https://​docs.fedoraproject.org/​en-US/​fedora/​f29/​release-notes/​|Fedora 29 release notes]]
   * [[https://​fedoraproject.org/​wiki/​Common_F29_bugs|Common Bugs and Known Issues]]   * [[https://​fedoraproject.org/​wiki/​Common_F29_bugs|Common Bugs and Known Issues]]
  
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     * When available, we have installed both the python 2.7 and the python 3.7 version of a package. ​     * When available, we have installed both the python 2.7 and the python 3.7 version of a package. ​
     * [[spyder]] needs to be run with fresh default preferences in order to work right     * [[spyder]] needs to be run with fresh default preferences in order to work right
-  * Wayland: the official Fedora release notes have a lot of information about Wayland, a replacement for the X11 graphics system. We don't use Wayland at this time, since it doesn'​t yet support many features that are needed in our type of work (remote graphics, various scientific programs, ...). So you can ignore all that is written about Wayland in the documentation ​(which includes over half of the known bugsissues ​and workarounds mentioned ​there). +  * Wayland: the official Fedora release notes have a lot of information about Wayland, a replacement for the X11 graphics system. We don't use Wayland at this time, since it doesn'​t yet support many features that are needed in our type of work (remote graphics, VNC, various scientific programs, ...). So you can ignore all that is written about Wayland in the documentation
 +  * User directories $HOME/bin and $HOME/​.local/​bin have been moved to the front of the PATH; especially useful if you install python modules that come with executable scripts. Sothis makes it easier to get your own versions of programs. But also be careful, in case your own versions don't work together with the rest of the system!! 
 +  * Removed software: 
 +    * ''​d4x''​ (download utility, no longer maintained) 
 +    * bittorent-gui 
 +    * ''​mypaint'':​ its library ​and functionality is now merged with ''​gimp'',​ so there is no need for the stand-alone paint utility 
 +  * Renamed/​replaced software 
 +    * ''​gnome-tweaks''​ is the new name for ''​gnome-tweak-tools''​ 
 +    * ''​gracegtk''​ is the successor of ''​xmgrace''​ 
 +    * ''​hexchat''​ replaces ''​xchat''​ 
 +  * The Flash plugin is still part of Google Chrome, but no longer provided as a firefox plugin
 ==== Known issues in Fedora 29 ==== ==== Known issues in Fedora 29 ====
   * VNC issues: Desktop environments that require hardware accelleration (3D desktop effects) are too heavy to be used inside a virtual desktop (VNC, X2GO). See [[VNC desktop issues]] for details and workarounds.   * VNC issues: Desktop environments that require hardware accelleration (3D desktop effects) are too heavy to be used inside a virtual desktop (VNC, X2GO). See [[VNC desktop issues]] for details and workarounds.
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   * When selecting a desktop from the login screen, the GNOME desktop is listed multiple times. Choosing any one of them should work.   * When selecting a desktop from the login screen, the GNOME desktop is listed multiple times. Choosing any one of them should work.
   * [[univ:​selfservice:​linux_desktop|ICAclient]] (Citrix receiver, in use to reach the university "self service"​ pages) is only available as browser plugin, no longer as stand-alone application.   * [[univ:​selfservice:​linux_desktop|ICAclient]] (Citrix receiver, in use to reach the university "self service"​ pages) is only available as browser plugin, no longer as stand-alone application.
-  * Plotting program xmgrace has become obsolete and is succeeded by gracegtk 
   * [[spyder]] (integrated development environment for python) has some incompatible preferences. if you have used it in earlier fedora versions, you should probably get rid of the ''​.spyder2''​ and ''​.spyder3''​ directories in your home before starting the new version.   * [[spyder]] (integrated development environment for python) has some incompatible preferences. if you have used it in earlier fedora versions, you should probably get rid of the ''​.spyder2''​ and ''​.spyder3''​ directories in your home before starting the new version.
 +  * Python package [[tensorflow]] explicitly doesn'​t support python 3.7. It can still be used in python 2.7, and if necessary, we can help you to set up a private virtualenv with python 3.6 and the required packages.
   * Gnome doesn'​t display //​notification area// aka //system tray// icons any more by default. The fix is, to enable ​ the ''​topicons plus''​ extension: open ''​gnome-tweaks'',​ and go to ''​extensions''​ to do that. After that, the icons such as status icons of dropbox, skype etc, will be in your top panel.   * Gnome doesn'​t display //​notification area// aka //system tray// icons any more by default. The fix is, to enable ​ the ''​topicons plus''​ extension: open ''​gnome-tweaks'',​ and go to ''​extensions''​ to do that. After that, the icons such as status icons of dropbox, skype etc, will be in your top panel.
 +  * <​del>​Oracle Java needs to be updated in order to be installable;​ for the moment, OpenJDK seems to be able to handle all your Java needs (let us know if you encounter a case that doesn'​t work).</​del>​
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 ==== Some general observations and tips ==== ==== Some general observations and tips ====
  
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