So I did a yaourt -Syu --aur as usual just now, it found a LOT that needed upgrading which I thought was odd, but I went with it.
Rebooted to a GDM with a mouse pointer and no login box. Looked using links in a getty session to see that they've purposefully dropped support for initscripts so you need to enable systemd for any GUI to work but didn't bother to let anyone know. So I enabled the systemd init line, reboot and woo, displays working. Pathetic how they're purposefully dropping initscripts support really. Like a child spitting out their dummy.
Login to hear the darn 'POP' noise I spent considerable effort getting rid of previously is back (effort because I still want the volume up and down sounds). See everythings basically been reset, the new gnome settings dialogue is disgusting and must be for people on an 8000x8000 display because the icons are so large. My rc.conf scripts are not being executed as the wiki says they should be so I've got to start them manually (having cpupower set to powersave governer). My keyboard selection in the top right has just vanished. I'll admit the bug of volume up/down keys not working HAS been fixed!
but the volume control in the top right has no picture, clicking on it and changing volume using the wheel allows me to change volume one step per 5 seconds or so, what the hell? Time widget has reset to default too, and farenheight? Who the hell uses that old awkward system?
NAUTILUS! What the **** has happened to this, it looks like I've accidently booted to mac somehow, completely uncustomisable and looks just awful, where the hell have my folders on the left gone?
Desktop icons have all been shifted, 'computer' icon has vanished. And the system stats icons in the bottom right now have stupid gray borders round them.
I don't know if the arch team just didn't test this at all or if they've changed things and not bothered to tell people or what, but god it's a mess. I'd really recommend new linux users or heck even experienced linux users wanting to try something new stay the hell away from arch, it's gone downhill lately.
Anyone else updated and got a hash of a system or whatnot?