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X1C7 - Moderate Performance
The carbon does suffer a bit with heavy workloads, such as some long compilation (eg: GHCJS) tasks, IDE heavylifting (haskell-language-server) or when using complex (bloated) web apps. Some of those, such as Nix compilation, can be offloaded to my P71 workstation at home (via manual ssh, VSCode remote ssh or distributed build).
Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7 review
My next computer, if I choose to buy one in ~3 years, would likely be similar to the X1C7 but with a bit more performance (assuming battery life does not suffer); i.e., if I were to make this decision again, I’d consider Thinkpad X1E or P1* - but with integrated graphics (nvidia has poor support on Linux). That said, I still use the Carbon as my primary computer, and use VSCode remote to shift much of the develoment heavylifting to the P71 workstation at home.
- Syncthing data loss
- Recording screencasts
- Nix-ifying Rust projects
- Make CLI Great Again 🚀
If you are feeling adventurous consider getting acquainted with Nix, which in turns allows you to leverage
haskell-templatefor bootstraping Haskell projects with full IDE support in VSCode. This works on Linux, macOS and Windows (via WSL) without having to install dependencies other than Nix itself. In my opinion, this is the best way to set up a Haskell development environment if you are willing to approach the learning curve of Nix with alacritty.
- Getting started
Edit XMonad configuration with IDE support
Your Cabal project lives at
./xmonad-config… and, if you followed the instructions in Creating a new Haskell project with IDE support using Nix to setup IDE configuration, you can simply launch VSCode using
code ./xmonad-configto start editing your configuration.
- Creating a new Haskell project with IDE support using Nix
- Clear Linux
- Adding library dependencies