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Fedora 23 l10n Test Day: 2015-08-18 and NetworkManager Test Day: 2015-08-20

Hi folks! So the Fedora 23 Test Day schedule is swinging into gear next week, with the l10n Test Day. l10n is localization: for the test day, the goal is to check the ‘availability and accuracy’ of translations for several of Fedora’s major desktop applications. If you’re proficient in any language besides English, it would […]

Fedora Finder (fedfind) first release out now

So I got my ‘Fedora Finder’ thing into releasable shape. You can read more on the fedfind page. It’s available from the same repo as python-wikitcms and relval – if you have that repo set up, just do yum install fedfind, and you too can find Fedora! Some examples from the fedfind page: fedfind images […]

Bash history with multiple sessions

Today I spent a bit of time investigating a rather annoying buglet that seems to have shown up since Fedora 21. I’d been noticing, vaguely, that things I was sure should be in my bash history weren’t there. So far we’re guessing the bug happens when you reboot with a terminal app running; it seems […]

New Fedlet build (finally)!

Yup, I finally got around to putting together a new build of Fedlet, my Fedora remix for Intel Bay Trail tablets like the Dell Venue 8 Pro, Asus T100, Lenovo Miix 2 and others. The new build has a current Fedora 21 userland and a 3.16 kernel, which brings some substantial hardware support improvements. Check […]

The true story of what was

I was poking a longstanding minor niggle in anaconda today, and it made me think about one of the principles I’ve come up with over the years I’ve worked on bugs, in various capacities. To put it simply: it’s often important to know the story of why something came to be the way it is. […]

The problem with systemd/Red Hat conspiracy theories: Red Hat does not own systemd

Getting really tired of the ‘systemd is Red Hat’s plot to…(anything you like here)’ meme. Look, folks. Here is the canonical location for systemd source, the fount of the project. You will note that it is on freedesktop.org – not a location owned by Red Hat. Let’s look at a core systemd file. What does […]

FreeIPA two factor authentication Test Day right now and tomorrow! (2013-06-06 to 2013-06-07)

Sorry for the late notice, but it seems everyone forgot to send out announcements for this event, so I’m doing it now! EDIT: npmccallum (one of the developers involved in this Test Day) is very keen to get some testing results, so he’s asked if we can extend the Test Day into tomorrow, given the […]

Virtualization Test Days this week

After we signed off on Fedora 19 Beta (coming to a mirror near you tomorrow!) there’s no rest: once again, we have two Test Days coming up this week. They are both virtualization related, too. Tomorrow, 2013-05-28, is the main Virtualization Test Day, while Thursday 2013-05-30 is Spice Test Day. We’ll be testing the ‘official’ […]

The great package format debate: why there’s no need for distributions to use the same package format

As I mentioned, I spent the weekend at LinuxFest Northwest, a great conference I’ve been to three times now. Bryan Lunduke does a recurring talk there which is called “Why Linux Sucks” or something like it. It’s a great talk, where Bryan gives his tongue-in-cheek opinion on what’s holding back desktop (and, more recently, mobile) […]

Quack

And now, for something completely different, may I present you with: Mike Krahulik shouting my name while chasing a duck. Kickstarter: sometimes, it’s money well spent.