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 […]

PSA: Don’t fedup to Fedora 21 right now (EDIT: you can now!)

EDIT 2014-11-05: It’s fine to fedup to F21 now – at least so far as I know, and so far as the bug described in this post is concerned. We’ve made sure several different ways that you should not possibly be able to hit the 15 minute timeout bug. It’s probably not a good idea […]

ownCloud updates for Fedora 19 and EPEL 6

Hi, folks. Instead of relval (for a change) I spent some of my non-work time today working on ownCloud packaging (I’m the owner/’primary contact’/whatever for the ownCloud package, these days). I’ve been in touch with ownCloud’s awesome security folk, Lukas Reschke, recently, and he confirmed that the ownCloud version currently in Fedora 19 and EPEL […]

Being a Sporadic Overview Of Linux Distribution Release Validation Processes

Yup, that’s what this is. It’s kind of in-progress, I’ll probably add to it later, haven’t looked into what Arch or Debian or a few other likely suspects do. Fedora Manual testing Our glorious Fedora uses Mediawiki to manage both test cases and test results for manual release validation. This is clearly ludicrous, but works […]

I wrote a thing: relval / wikitcms 1.1, Fedora QA wiki test management tool

I think I might finally have to hand in my ‘I don’t code’ card. As I buried in another post last week, I wrote a thing – Relval (and wikitcms). relval is a tool for interacting with the Fedora wiki, as it is used by the Fedora QA team for managing test results. It’s an […]