@tfb @emacsomancer @returntrip sure, it's just that when I switched from Ubuntu to Fedora Silverblue I dropped a rather large set of Ansible playbooks to set up a lot of development stuff in my home directory. I'm quite wary of getting back into the same situation.
That said a year of living in Silverblue and doing almost all development stuff with containers has maybe immunized me against that somewhat.
@returntrip maybe, though that still needs hacks to run container tools on the host, that are practically the same as with Flatpak.
@returntrip the main question for me is if the "old" #Emacs will be a problem for me. Emacs in Flatpak was pretty quirky when I tried it, and even if it would work great it would be inconvenient as my workflows now depend on Emacs launching containers a lot (e.g. to run LSP servers and tests).
Fedora Workstation is an option of course, but feels silly for _one_ program (even if it is Emacs).
@returntrip what I used to do with janky customer VPNs was to run the client in a VM (Windows if that was easier), then route through it.
@tfb update: that's the new plan, downloading Centos Stream now. I'll suppose Rocky is going to generally be behind RHEL, so doesn't make sense to have it on my personal laptop where I generally can be a bit more bleeding edge.
@tfb yeah, Centos Stream on my personal machine and RHEL at work would make even more sense maybe. I might try it unless I really start to like Rocky.
@returntrip no, I still have it on my work laptop, but in my new work role I work with non-Podman container stuff most of the time.
Things are still possible to work around, but it is starting to feel a bit pointless to use it when I have to layer external repos, and hundreds of packages (when dependencies are counted).
About to join a virtual farewell party for myself leaving Thailand after almost seven years. I'm technically on leave already so going casual.
It's sad not to have a proper party with my colleagues, so I hope to be back to visit soon.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko