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Activity log #6

First draft for community newsletter #118. Further Kiosk testing; working with Helio, identified the problem causing many packages not to be updated by the KDE and GNOME bundle installs (the requires in some KDE and GNOME packages were not version-specific enough to ensure the bundle installation caused already-installed packages to be updated to the available […]

Activity log #5

Rewrote Newbie Area page on Club site Followed up on yesterday’s testing of Kiosk with various developers Discussed future Club releases and possibility of future updated 2006 Free with David Barth Tested user report that Club Firefox 1.5 package does not work with Club Java package – cannot reproduce with latest Java package, both Firefox […]

Anniversary (activity log #4)

It seems I’ve now been with Mandriva for more or less a year – time flies when you’re having fun! Today I spent several hours testing Kiosk, the new web-based one-click software installation system. Identified several bugs and potential improvements. Will be doing more testing tomorrow in various situations. VMware is turning out to be […]

Activity log #3

Revised draft of One article for Inside New layout draft for first page of One article, with real text and some tweaks Planned to try Kiosk in order to write second half of Inside article, was stymied by yet another Redbus outage. apparently routing this time, not power. yay. Filed bug #21768 on drakfirstboot failing […]

Power down, again

Yes, Redbus’s power is down. Again. Same drill as before, we’ll be up when they are. Found this post from another dissatisfied customer of theirs – the caption on the picture reads “Power your own servers! A generator provided at every location.”

Activity log #2

New layout draft for business section of Inside post news about latest Redbus outage on the Club post Spanish and Dutch translations of latest newsletter discuss Kiosk testing plan with development team clarify exactly how functional drakfirsttime is in One for Inside article on One / Kiosk yesterday: new install of One in VMware to […]

Power out

So, once more all the Mandriva sites are down thanks to a Redbus / Interhouse power outage. This time it’s a *planned* power outage, which obviously makes it so much better. Sigh. The outage started at 8p.m. local time and was apparently scheduled for around two hours, so things should start returning about an hour […]

This is a public service announcement

Just to note that most Mandriva sites and services are down right now. This is beyond our control – Redbus (one of the major peering points in France) has had a power outage, and we’re just one of the casualties. As soon as they’re back up, we will be, but in the mean time, we […]

Activity log

I like Warly’s activity log on the MDV development wiki. It’s a good way to see a lot of the stuff that we’re really doing. I thought it might be nice to do something in the same style, to give an idea of what I do all day long, so those of you who give […]

Give it up

You have to hand it to Microsoft: “Microsoft today confirmed that Windows Vista, the next generation of the Windows client operating system, is on target to go into broad consumer beta to approximately 2 million users in the second quarter of 2006. Microsoft is on track to complete the product this year, with business availability […]