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    This was an entirely seamless upgrade for me. nixos-rebuild switch --upgrade + 5 minutes waiting == new shiny. I haven’t had this easy of a time upgrading since I left BSD-land.

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      I’m doing this at the moment, after having read your comment. But it’s now 1 hour and it still is not finished. It compiles quite a lot of stuff, that it didn’t in 20.03 - I could see Thunderbird and Libreoffice, just by looking from time to time to the console. I hope it will finish soon. Honestly I hope updates will be much quicker.

      Another difference that I have seen, is that it doesn’t accept to run plasma5 (KDE) and gnome3 at the same time - reported a conflict, so I removed plasma5. It’s strange, because in 20.03 they worked.

      EDIT: Update, finally finished to upgrade from 20.03 to 20.09. Took ca. 3 hours. I don’t know why but a lot of programs that normally were downloaded already compiled, this time had to recompile.

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      One thing that really annoys me with NixOS releases is that .09 almost never comes out in September, nor .03 in March.

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        From what I can tell those being in charge are aware about that annoyance. See https://discourse.nixos.org/t/what-should-stable-nixos-prioritize/9646 for a discussion about doing better for stable releases.