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The Tale Of The Two-Day, One-Character Patch

I’m feeling like writing a very long explanation of a very small change again. Some folks have told me they enjoy my attempts to detail the entire step-by-step process of debugging some somewhat complex problem, so sit back, folks, and enjoy…The Tale Of The Two-Day, One-Character Patch! Recently we landed Python 3.6 in Fedora Rawhide. […]

QA protip of the day: make sure your test runner fails properly

Just when you thought you were safe…it’s time for a blog post! For the last few days I’ve been working on fixing Rawhide packages that failed to build as part of the Python 3.6 mass rebuild. In the course of this, I’ve been enabling test suites for packages where there is one, we can plausibly […]

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 […]

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 […]

Libre Application Summit, Heroes of Fedora, commenting, and so much more!

Hmm, I didn’t blog for a while and now I feel like I have three posts all coming along at once… Best thing I read today: The Register poking the Apple PR department with a series of blunt sticks Best thing I read yesterday: Jenn Schiffer on blog comments. It took me years to figure […]

Fedora QA onboarding call 2016-07-08 at 1700 UTC

This is a bit late, but I got sidetracked by the microcode_ctl bug…for anyone who’s interesting in getting started with Fedora QA, we’ll be holding an ‘onboarding’ video call at 1700 UTC today (2016-07-08). To join in, just load up the piratepad where we’re keeping the agenda and text chat; the URL for the video […]

PSA: Failure to boot after kernel update on Skylake systems

Hi folks! So in the last couple of days a significant issue in all Fedora releases has come to our attention, affecting (so far) several systems that use the Intel ‘Skylake’ hardware platform. Systems that appear to be affected so far – at least with some system firmware versions – include: Lenovo Thinkpad T460, Lenovo […]