Fonts and font sizes in Fedora on the internet: hold onto your hats…

So I threw a somewhat disorganized note on some fiddling I’d been doing with my systems’ font configuration on G+ earlier today. Harish Pilay asked for some more detailed notes, so I’m throwing together another gigantic blog post. Hold on to your hats, folks… Fonts in Fedora: fontconfig There’s a rather important library for font […]

Please build this for me: GNOME sync

So, this is really just a random feature request being thrown out to the cold unfeeling lazyweb. But hey, it’s easy to type. GNOME folks, you have GNOME Online Accounts, which is one of the best features of GNOME 3 – a really nice and robust desktop-wide generic mechanism for pulling stuff from and pushing […]

How to do manual multi-boot configuration with Fedora

One thing that always seems to be a pain point with Linux distributions and installers is handling multi-boot. There are some fairly notorious cases, and a lot more less commonly-considered ones which people making distributions and installers nevertheless have to consider. Prior to Fedora 18, you could install Fedora’s bootloader to a partition header, which […]

Doings (including a not-too-short and possibly wildly inaccurate history of PHP class loading, for some reason), and OpenID is back (for now)

Doings Edit: As you can probably see, I also decided to switch up my blog theme, finally. Wanted something minimalist and single-column, and this looks decent. I also put a bit of effort into getting half-decent rendering of preformatted/code blocks, and installed an extension to let me write blog entries in Markdown, yay. Sorry for […]

PSA: Use Fedup 0.8 for Fedora 20 upgrades

Welp, turns out there was one last (I hope!) brown paper bag bug for Fedora 20: fedup 0.7, which was in the Fedora 18 and 19 stable repos today, can’t successfully upgrade to Fedora 20 any more. It certainly could last time we tested it, so this has blindsided us a bit, or else we’d […]

Fedora 20, and other stories

Well, it’s nearly the big day: Fedora 20 will be released tomorrow. It was another somewhat chaotic release here in Fedora QA, and I’m currently firing off proposals to try and improve things for us in future at a high rate of knots, but if you don’t peer into the factory I think you’ll probably […]

Update on Fedora 20 GNOME Shell memory consumption

An update to my prior post‘s numbers on memory consumption: it seems a large chunk of the apparent increase in GNOME Shell’s memory usage in Fedora 20 is, somehow, related to the fact that I tested in a VM. Testing on metal does not reproduce the same numbers: I see 173MB for Shell in top, […]

Some comparisons between Fedora 13, 15, 17, 19 and 20

It’s all a bit quiet around Fedoraland today with U.S. Thanksgiving happening. So I took some hours out today to do some comparisons of a few key things between a bunch of Fedora releases: 13, 15, 17, 19 and 20. Let’s take a look at the numbers, Jim! All the raw data is available here. […]

The problem with systemd/Red Hat conspiracy theories: Red Hat does not own systemd

Getting really tired of the ‘systemd is Red Hat’s plot to…(anything you like here)’ meme. Look, folks. Here is the canonical location for systemd source, the fount of the project. You will note that it is on freedesktop.org – not a location owned by Red Hat. Let’s look at a core systemd file. What does […]

The Fedlet, revived (or, Fedora Linux on a Dell Venue 8 Pro – “Bay Trail”)

I’ve always thought it’d be kinda cool to be able to run Fedora on a tablet. There are some others who’d like this too, and we’ve had the ‘Fedora Mini’ and ‘Fedora Mobility’ sub-projects sort of targeting this in the past, but we never really quite got there. I call this mythical tablet on which […]