XPS 13 Developer Edition Kaby Lake (9360): working great with Fedora 25

So, that post about not liking computers? Here’s a confession: I partly wrote it as some sort of weird preparation for buying myself another one. That is, the new Kaby Lake XPS 13 developer edition. I’ve been using a second-gen (L322X) XPS 13 developer edition for a few years now, and been generally happy with […]

I don’t like computers

Welp, I kinda gave up waxing personal on this blog a while ago, but what the hell, why not make an exception once in a while. So in the last couple of years I’ve been thinking about work and stuff a lot. For a while there I wondered if I was getting burned out; after […]

Oooh, look! A shiny thing!

Hmm. Today I was supposed to be finalizing the test cases for Thursday’s switchable graphics Test Day. Instead, thanks to this: (jeff) adamw: Hey, I’ve been approached by 2 different people telling me dnf system-upgrade was failing. In both cases they had to import the F24 key manually. And in both cases they were going […]

Fedora 25 switchable graphics Test Day this Thursday, 2016-11-03

Yep, it’s Test Day time again – most likely the final Test Day of the Fedora 25 cycle. This Thursday, 2016-11-03, will be switchable graphics Test Day! ‘Switchable graphics’ refers to the fairly common current practice of laptops having two graphics adapters, one low-power one for general purpose use, one more powerful one for use […]

What just happened?

4pm: “Well, guess it’s time to write the F25 Final blocker status mail.” 4:10pm: “Yeesh, I guess I’d better figure out which of the three iSCSI blocker bugs is actually still valid, and maybe take a quick look at what the problem is.” 1:06am: “Well, I think I’m done fixing iSCSI now. But I seem […]

Fedora 25 Workstation Wayland-by-default Test Day report

Hi folks! As yesterday’s Test Day was pretty popular and widely-covered, I thought I’d blog the report as well as emailing it out. We had a great Test Day! 49 testers combined ran a total of 341 tests and filed or referenced 35 bugs. 9 of those have since been closed as duplicates, leaving 26 […]

wikitcms, relval, fedfind and testdays moved to Pagure

Today I moved several of my pet projects from the cgit instance on this server to Pagure. You can now find them here: (python-)wikitcms relval fedfind testdays The home page URLs for each project on this server – e.g. https://www.happyassassin.net/fedfind – also now redirect to the Pagure project pages. I also deleted some other repos […]

Fedora Workstation Wayland Test Day: 2016-10-13!

Hi folks! Time to announce another Fedora 25 Test Day: Wayland Test Day! Note, the wiki page doesn’t exist yet, as the wiki is having issues right now, but I wanted to make the announcement early enough to give people time to prepare. You may have read that we plan to make Fedora 25 Workstation […]

Libre Application Summit 2016

I had a great time at the Libre Application Summit in sunny, hipster moustachioed Portland – many thanks to Sri for inviting me. Sorry this blog post is a bit late, but things have been really busy with the Fedora 25 Beta release (which we signed off on today). For a first year conference without […]

X crash during Fedora update when system has hybrid graphics and systemd-udev is in update

Hi folks! This is a PSA about a fairly significant bug we’ve recently been able to pin down in Fedora 24+. Here’s the short version: especially if your system has hybrid graphics (that is, it has an Intel video adapter and also an AMD or NVIDIA one, and it’s supposed to switch to the most […]