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It’s a good thing they pay me to break stuff

Had an interesting couple of days deep-diving into juicy issues. Yesterday’s was triggered by me messing up the Fedora kernel package git repository – whoops. I keep Fedlet’s kernel as a branch that only exists in my checkout; it’s not pushed anywhere (I should just push it out on my git server now I have […]

Fedlet 20141124: rotation and backlight on Venue 8 Pro, wifi on T100(?)

Hi folks! Just a quick note that I’ve sent out a new release of Fedlet, my Fedora remix for 32-bit Bay Trail-based tablets like the Dell Venue 8 Pro, Asus T100, and Lenovo Miix 2. The new release, 20141124, can be found on the Fedlet page. It adds sensor-based rotation for the Venue 8 Pro […]

Stupid Fedora tricks: prune livecd-creator cache directory

Here’s a really dumb python script that prunes the livecd-creator cache directory – or, any directory with a big lump of RPM files in it, really. It finds (roughly, but we’re not going for the World Accuracy Prize here) multiple versions of the same package and removes all but the newest one (it relies on […]

New Fedlet release, 20141111, a tip for KMS on the Venue 8 Pro, and dealing with Fedlet ‘updating’ to Fedora 22

I cut a new Fedlet release today, 20141111. You can get it from the Fedlet page. The big improvement is working internal wifi on the Venue 8 Pro – many thanks to Jan-Michael Brummer for that. It has kernel 3.18rc4, which may possibly help other devices out, I don’t know. It bumps the userland to […]

ownCloud news (7.0.3 coming)

I should have some good Fedlet news soon (later today or tomorrow), but in the meantime, I also spent some time working on ownCloud today. ownCloud 7.0.3 has been tagged and tarballed upstream, and I’ve bumped the Fedora and EPEL 7 builds in Koji already. I have it running on my ‘test’ (that is, er, […]

Fedora Server Test Day today, 2014-11-07

It’s Test Day time again! Today, 2014-11-07, is Fedora Server Test Day. We’ll be running a range of tests against the Fedora 21 Server Product, trying to test out all the major features beyond what we already tested in Alpha and Beta release validation. This is a great way to learn about Server’s major innovations, […]

Fedora 21 Beta, wikitcms/relval improvements, more stupid mediawiki tricks, working on laptops…

I really should blog more, shouldn’t I? Today’s big news, of course, is that Fedora 21 Beta is out! Fedora 21 Beta It was an interesting release to test, with a lot of the practical consequences of the Fedora.next ‘Product-ization’ effort getting shaken out. There are still some fudges and rough bits here and there […]