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Do not upgrade to Fedora 32, and do not adjust your sets

If you were unlucky today, you might have received a notification from GNOME in Fedora 30 or 31 that Fedora 32 is now available for upgrade. This might have struck you as a bit odd, it being rather early for Fedora 32 to be out and there not being any news about it or anything. […]

Using Zuul CI with Pagure.io

I attended Devconf.cz again this year – I’ll try and post a full blog post on that soon. One of the most interesting talks, though, was CI/CD for Fedora packaging with Zuul, where Fabien Boucher and Matthieu Huin introduced the work they’ve done to integrate a specific Zuul instance (part of the Software Factory effort) […]

Uptime

OK, so that was two days longer than I was expecting! Sorry for the extended downtime, folks, especially Fedora folks. It was rather beyond my control. But now I’m (just barely) back, through the single working cable outlet in the house and a powerline ethernet connection to the router, at least until the cable co […]

In praise of WebAuthn

tl;dr: I just got a Yubikey 5 and set it up on a bunch of things. You should too, because WebAuthn is awesome. Now the long version! Two-factor authentication has been a thing for a while now. You’re probably familiar with it in various forms. There’s SMS-based 2FA, commonly used by banks, where they text […]

AdamW’s Debugging Adventures: “dnf is locked by another application”

Gather round the fire, kids, it’s time for another Debugging Adventure! These are posts where I write up the process of diagnosing the root cause of a bug, where it turned out to be interesting (to me, anyway…) This case – Bugzilla #1750575 – involved dnfdragora, the package management tool used on Fedora Xfce, which […]

Converting fedmsg consumers to fedora-messaging

So in case you hadn’t heard, the Fedora infrastructure team is currently trying to nudge people in the direction of moving from fedmsg to fedora-messaging. Fedmsg is the Fedora project-wide messaging bus we’ve had since 2012. It backs FMN / Fedora Notifications and Badges, and is used extensively within Fedora infrastructure for the general purpose […]

Wifi display (Miracast) support on Linux!

I was really pleased to see this blog post today, because I was looking for exactly this a few weeks ago and was sad to find it didn’t exist. Now it does! Displaying on an external screen via wifi is a really handy thing that is increasingly commonly available. Lately I’m finding most TVs I […]

New openQA tests: update live image build/install

Hot on the heels of adding installer image build/install tests to openQA, I’ve now added tests which do just the same, but for the Workstation live image. That means that, when running the desktop tests for an update, openQA will also run a test that builds a Workstation live image and a test that boots […]

Devconf.cz 2019 trip report

I’ve just got back from my Devconf.cz 2019 trip, after spending a few days after the conference in Red Hat’s Brno office with other Fedora QA team members, then a few days visiting family. I gave both my talks – Don’t Move That Fence ‘Til You Know Why It’s There and Things Fedora QA Robots […]

Devconf.cz 2019

For anyone who – inexplicably – hasn’t already had it in their social calendar in pink sharpie for months, I will be at Devconf.cz 2019 this weekend, at FIT VUT in Brno. I’ll be doing two talks: Things Fedora QA Robots Do on Friday at 3pm (which is basically a brain dump about the pile […]