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Good morning: bugfixing and thinking about Fedora.next

Well, this has been one of the best mornings I’ve had for a while. I spent a couple of hours tracking down a rather subtle issue between OwnCloud, Google’s PHP client library, and Google itself – required me to bump up my PHP skills further and learn/remember some stuff about HTML entities, so yay self-improvement! […]

Coming in Fedora 21: more installer partitioning improvements

So I’ve been running some installs with Rawhide images lately, and the anaconda team has already landed some really nice changes to the partitioning workflow which I think will make some of those unhappy with newUI…less unhappy. So here, take a look at them! Here’s the first shiny new change: this is the ‘disk selection’ […]

UEFI boot: how does that actually work, then?

It’s AdamW Essay Time again! If you’re looking for something short and snappy, look elsewhere. Kamil Paral kindly informs me I’m a chronic sufferer of Graphomania. Always nice to know what’s wrong with you. IMPORTANT NOTE TO INDUSTRY FOLKS: This blog post is aimed at regular everyday folks; it’s intended to dispel a few common […]

Miscellaneous stuff: gedit configuration

Another thing I mentioned on G+ lately, and thought I’d throw in here: gedit configuration. I’ve been using gedit for years in pretty much its dead stock configuration, which is more or less ‘notepad clone mode’. It’s very, very basic. You get some highlighting if you open a file it recognizes as some kind of […]

SELinux RPM bug, QA tasks during pre-F21 quiet time

So, as you may well have read by now, over the weekend a rather unfortunate bug in Fedora 20 cropped up. A stray change in an selinux-policy update, intended for Rawhide, mistakenly wound up in F20, and caused package transactions to fail once it had been installed, if SELinux was in enforcing mode. This was […]

Fonts on the web: how’s that work, then?

I wrote an extremely long post about this, then decided to cut it down to the bare essentials, heavily based on Firefox. So here ya go. The Basics There is a sort of ‘tug of war’ between you (and your browser) and any given website, when you visit it, about what fonts will be used […]

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 […]