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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 […]

On Snappy and Flatpak: business as usual in the Canonical propaganda department

NOTE: this post is entirely personal. The opinions are my own and do not represent Fedora or Red Hat. The facts, however, are all 100% truthy. 😉 Just to make it 100% clear for any visiting journalists etc. who don’t know me: I work for Red Hat, on Fedora. I am not unbiased and am […]

LinuxFest NorthWest 2016

Time for another of my increasingly irregular blog posts 🙂 I was at LinuxFest NorthWest 2016 last weekend. I’ve been going to LFNW for several years now, and I look forward to it every year – it’s just a great conference, which has managed to grow to nearly 2000 registrations this year while keeping its […]

Fedora QA goings-on: Test Days, Fedora 24 Beta testing, LinuxFest NorthWest and more!

I’m on a train and I haven’t been blogging enough lately, so I figured I’d write something up! We’ve had a couple of great Test Days in the last couple of weeks: i18n Test Day and Live Media Writer Test Day. Thanks a lot to everyone who came out and tested – the attendance was […]

Fedora nightly image finder

Guess what? I wrote another new thing! Here’s what it does: it makes a page where you can easily find Fedora nightly images. Yup, that simple! Finding nightly Fedora builds has always been a bit of a pain. For quite a while we had this page, which just linked to a couple of canned Koji […]

Fedora 24 Internationalization Test Day on 2016-04-12!

Hi folks! Yep, it’s that time again: Test Day time! Next Tuesday (hey yeah, I’m posting the note in good time for a change) will be Fedora 24 Internationalization Test Day. What’s ‘internationalization’? Well, it’s stuff like input methods and locale-specific packaging, so one big topic this time will be the changes to glibc locale […]

DevConf 2016: Pungi 4 and the Fedora compose / validation cycle

Hi folks! Just a quick note for anyone who might be wondering – I’ll be at DevConf 2016 in Brno next week. (I’ll also be at the mostly-Red Hat-only-I-think QEcamp event before that). I’m expecting to spend most of the time running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to talk to […]

Trained professional at work

Ever wondered what HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL SYSTEM we use in Fedora QA to test different SATA controllers? Well, wonder no more! Why yes, that is a whole pile of cheap SATA cables poking through a hole I hacked out of my test box’s extremely cheap case with pliers, thanks for asking. Four extension cables – two […]