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I tried it and wanted to like it but it wasn’t for me. I came from Debian/KDE and moved to OpenSUSE Tumbleweed/KDE. First thing I noticed was that FreeCAD, which I used quite a bit over the holiday period for hobby projects, wasn’t working on Tumbleweed…
After a few tries of getting it to work, I went and installed Leap, where FreeCAD was working. I again wanted to like Leap, but KDE was so slow, that it was just a tad better than unusable. It was an old laptop, admittedly, however the difference in speed of the UI between Debian and OpenSUSE was remarkable. Eventually I got frustrated by the slowness and moved on again.
Yast is nice and all. I suppose the snapshots are a good feature as well, however if your data is properly separated from your system, and you use some form of documentation/ansible for the system side of things, I’m not sure if it would be needed often.
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Thanks, that’s a good tip. Might try it on another machine
Can you provide more details on what wasn’t working, so I can improve the package? The FreeCAD package in openSUSE recently switched from to QtWebKit to QtWebEngine, may have caused some issues.
This was a few months ago, earlier this year. The freecad package wasn’t available in tumbleweed. I think there was some version conflict of a package.
The UI response issues were more with KDE in general, not with FreeCAD.