Are there any plans to include a good backup tool for the desktop by
default? I have put up deja-dup for review if anyone is interested in
checking it out
Frontend for duplicity (which uses rsync library and gpg keys for
encryption) written in Vala. It is a simple backup tool for GNOME and
integrates with Nautilus bookmarks etc.
• Support for local or remote backup locations, including Amazon S3
• Securely encrypts and compresses your data
• Incrementally backs up, letting you restore from any particular backup
• Schedules regular backups
• Integrates well into your GNOME desktop
I'd like to propose moving comps to fedorahosted git.
Why? Because CVS is a pain.
I can work on fixing the automated releng tasks that use comps.
What I'd like to know is if doing this at some point over the
next few weeks (say, post-Alpha) would be a problem for people.
If it is, we can push it off until after F13 ships.
How can I check up whether my computer has some 'unwanted .com' files and clean them up.
I will tell you why I am asking this.
I am not worried about my computer - it is made to be such an 'iron' that it is unable to execute .com files at all, BUT if a .doc file for example catches a virus it may infect some other computers (for example of clients).
I catched a virus renaming a .doc file into .com.doc which when printed 'overasleep' the printer. I managed with this - I deleted the printer and installed it again and everything is O.K. The .doc file is gone and the information saved in a new file.
Yet I have a suspicion that there may be 'something remained'.
How can I check up and clean up the system.
early in the F13 cycle, we enabled the bytecode interpreter in our
freetype package, since the patents on that have expired last fall.
Unfortunately, it turned out that many free fonts don't actually benefit
from this, and actually look worse with the bci. The reason for that is
that without the bci, freetype uses its autohinter on all fonts, but
with the bci turned on, it only applies hints to fonts which have them,
and leaves other fonts alone.
Behdad investigated the situation, and we have a plan to fix this, but
doing it properly requires enhancements in multiple places (freetype,
fontconfig, pango), and will not be ready in time for F13.
Therefore, we decided to turn the bci off again until the necessary
changes are in place to use it only on fonts which benefit from it. This
change went into freetype-2.3.11-3.fc13.
If your fonts look subtly different tomorrow, this is why...
What are you going to backup.
The OS is 'backed-up' on the live CD, the applications are 'backed-up' all over the web, the repository lists can be found in Google, and the user files can simply be copied onto a flash memory - 64 GB for example.
What is more with every new installation of the OS you are becomming better and better - this is a unique chance to improve your skills and to update or upgrade the OS.
What are you going to backup.
Marian Holovatskyy wrote:
> but I've found that it's gui can be really freezing (the download is going fine, but the gui shows just a white blank window)
I haven't seen this behavior. Could you please open a ticket at
http://trac.transmissionbt.com/newticket describing the steps it takes
to make this occur?
> There is something like Verification of Local Data, as for me it is very-very slow and can be done on one torrent at a time, so if there are a few torrents in a list, they all are waiting till the Local Data of one of them is verified and only after that the download starts.
Verifying local data is inherently slow because it requires reading
every byte of the torrent's downloaded data in chunks from the local
disk to generate sha1 checksums. Because of the load this puts on
disk IO and the CPU, Transmission -- and Deluge -- verifies torrents
one at a time, rather than in parallel.
I've recently used the torrents intensively, so had a close look at torrent
clients on Fedora. So there is a proposition to replace the Transmission
with the Deluge torrent client. As for me, Transmission has a really nice
interface and works fine, but I've found that it's gui can be really
freezing (the download is going fine, but the gui shows just a white blank
window), there is something like Verification of Local Data, as for me it is
very-very slow and can be done on one torrent at a time, so if there are a
few torrents in a list, thye all are waiting till the Local Data of one of
them is verified and only after that the download starts. So far, I've not
found these troubles in Deluge.