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 […]

Fedora 25 i18n Test Day tomorrow (2016-09-28)!

Hi folks! It’s Fedora Test Day time once again! Tomorrow, 2016-09-28, will be the Fedora 25 i18n Test Day. i18n is internationalization; i18n and its buddy localization (l10n) (together known as ‘g11n’, for ‘globalization’) cover all the work needed to make Fedora usable in languages other than U.S. English and countries other than the U.S. […]

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 tomorrow (2016-08-20) at 1700 UTC

Hi folks! We are having another ‘onboarding’ video call to help new Fedora QA recruits get started tomorrow. Sumantro will be leading the call, I’ll try and stop by if I can. To join the call, just keep this piratepad open. The call agenda is shown there and it will be used for notes when […]

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 […]

Notes on a couple of FreeIPA bugs: host group sudo rules and failure to start with recent pki-core on older, upgraded installs

So I’ve had a couple of issues with my personal FreeIPA deployment in the last couple of months that I never managed to dig into properly because of work on Fedora 24. But now F24 is done, I had time to figure them out, finally. The first bug is simpler and probably has a wider […]

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 […]

Fedora 24 delay, and more openQA work

You probably read a more sensationalized version of this on Phoronix already, but we had the Fedora 24 go/no-go meeting today and decided to slip for a week. The sole reason for this was this blocker bug, which is to do with booting Windows from the Fedora boot menu on a UEFI system, wasn’t fixed […]