Fedora 21, OwnCloud 7, Fedlet, and Logitech Harmony stuff

Hi there, folks! What’s up in Fedora-land? Well, we’re well into the Fedora 21 cycle, but the Fedora.next efforts are making it more than usually difficult to compose test images. Alpha TC1 is not complete yet, though release engineering are doing yeoman’s work trying to sort out both Fedora.next changes and the usual breakage that […]

Fedora 21 branch event today

Today, Fedora 21 branched from Rawhide, and Rawhide became what will ultimately be Fedora 22. (See Branched and Rawhide wiki pages for more details on this process). For folks currently running Rawhide, I wrote up a quick guide on what to do if you want to follow Fedora 21 (if you do nothing, you’ll wind […]

A long-winded and probably inaccurate guide to the kernel development process (particularly regarding Baytrail)

Hi folks! So I’ve been working on Miscellaneous Stuff this week – a little release criteria drafting here, a little dealing with NetworkManager package splits there, a little discovering significant systemd bugs, yadda yadda – and still trying to get a Fedlet 3.16 build that works for me. 3.16 kernels still won’t light up the […]

LibreOffice bug huntin’, Fedlet status, and Fedora.next work

Ryan Lerch points out that LibreOffice is running a “bug hunt” for its development version, and wants Fedora users to help out! You can get the official packages for the bug hunt here – I don’t know if they’ll accept results from the Rawhide 4.3.0 builds. In other news – I know Fedlet has been […]

The true story of what was

I was poking a longstanding minor niggle in anaconda today, and it made me think about one of the principles I’ve come up with over the years I’ve worked on bugs, in various capacities. To put it simply: it’s often important to know the story of why something came to be the way it is. […]

LinuxFest NorthWest, Fedlet status, Fedora.next work, and more…

I’ve been a bad boy not blogging again; Google+ is just too easy. But it’s also evil, so I’ve signed up for Diaspora again and am hoping it becomes less of a wasteland at some point. It’s gotten a lot smoother in the last two years everyone forgot about it, so give it a look. […]

The Dell XPS 13 (Ivy Bridge generation) trackpad (Cypress) and Linux (synaptics)

Wow, this makes me happy! edit: If you have an XPS 13 of the current-gen Haswell variety – or an XPS 12, or possibly other similar Dell systems – you aren’t affected by this issue. You may also have trackpad weirdness on such systems, but it’s not this bug, it’s a different one. If you […]

Fedlet news, .next work, and Marie Nordin is amazing

Long time no blog, but I had to blog my admiration for the work Marie Nordin has done on Fedora Badges as part of her OPW internship. Just look at that list – and all amazingly high quality work, too. Congratulations and thanks a lot to her. I wish I’d had more time to help […]

Presenting…Fedlet, and it’s my anniversary(ish)

So, today’s headline news: I finally stopped foot-dragging and put up a public image of Fedlet, my Fedora remix for Bay Trail based tablets. If you have a Dell Venue 8 Pro, Lenovo Miix2, or Toshiba Encore, you can go to that link, grab the live image, and give it a shot. If you have […]

More on booting: a practical Fedora UEFI guide, and don’t use “universal” USB stick writers

Yesterday I penned another tome on UEFI. In contrast to my blog post, this is more of a practical guide to installing Fedora on UEFI-capable systems: it doesn’t go into the technical details of how UEFI works, it’s more just about what you should and shouldn’t do when installing Fedora to UEFI-capable systems in various […]