I sometime get a bit frustrated that a cron job starts while I'm
working. Wouldn't it be nicer that this stuff would run when I'm not
doing any work. I.e. when the screensaver is active. Maybe as a minor
enhancement when the screensaver is active and there is not a process
asking for cpu power /disk access. Sometimes I'm running compiling jobs
which take quite a while.
I'm new at this Fedora concept and I would like to ask the following
1. How come we only have a limited number of Window Managers in Fedora?
i.e only (GNOME, KDE and twm)
Why don't we include more robust or eye-candy desktops such as Fluxbox,
Enlightenment, XFCE, etc... ?
2. If we have created some of our own programs, for instance I created
pdfmerge/pdfmerge4unix (program which merges any number of pdf files),
[I know it's a small thing but it was just an example! ;-p]
which is on SF.net, and I wish to make it available to the Fedora
project/users since it's a useful program. Where do I submit my rpm
Is it possible to make it available to apt-repositories of Fedora?
3. Why don't we have a lot of packagers available at hand compared to
Debian? I think all of you are aware that the apt of Debian covers a wider
range of packages than Fedora/RH.
Debian also have several maintainers which takes care of all their
packages issues. Why don't we have the same concept in Fedora?
With kind regards,
Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS)
5 Research Link,
Email: slsbdfc at nus dot edu dot sg \or\
didierbe at sps dot nus dot edu dot sg
* Fri Oct 31 2003 Bill Nottingham <notting(a)redhat.com> 1.1.36-1
- only reset rhgb details screen if we turned it on (#108712)
* Sun Nov 02 2003 Jakub Jelinek <jakub(a)redhat.com> 1.1.0-5.1
- Tweak default fonts some more
* Fri Oct 31 2003 Dan Williams <dcbw(a)redhat.com> 1.1.0-5
- Update default fonts, change Central/Eastern Europe to Nimbus from Luxi
- Whack trademarked fonts (Helvetica, Times, etc) from Font Menu
Full Legal Name: Tom Callaway
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Profession: Enterprise Architect
Company: Red Hat
My Goals in the Fedora Project:
My goal is to work with Fedora to help advance Linux/SPARC. Right now,
that is through the Aurora SPARC Linux Project (http://auroralinux.org),
which I'm currently in charge of. I'm willing to do QA, although, I'd
prefer to focus on SPARC specific QA testing.
I don't have any specific packages that I'm pushing at the moment, but I
reserve the right to amend that list as we move forward.
What other projects have you worked on in the past?
I'm currently project leader (and founder) for the Aurora SPARC Linux
Project (http://auroralinux.org), with one successful major release
under my belt, and another one in development.
I've submitted some minor patches to various Red Hat Linux packages as a
byproduct of my job, and troubleshooted advanced bugs and
misconfigurations with enterprise customers.
I also once wrote a nasty shell script to emulate Solaris's prtdiag.
Why should we trust you?
Red Hat trusts me. :)
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Red Hat Sales Engineer || Aurora SPARC Linux Project Leader
"The author's mathematical treatment of the conception of purpose is
novel and highly ingenious, but heretical and, so far as the present
social order is concerned, dangerous and potentially subversive. Not to
be published." -- Aldous Huxley
* Thu Oct 30 2003 Christopher Blizzard <blizzard(a)redhat.com> 37:1.4.1-17
- Add changes to get building with -pie working
* Wed Jan 22 2003 Tim Powers <timp(a)redhat.com>
* Wed Jan 08 2003 Alexander Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> 1.11.2-3
- Update the PIC patch for the speex codec.
* Wed Jan 08 2003 Alexander Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> 1.11.2-2
- Actually mkdir datadir/openh323
* Wed Jan 08 2003 Alexander Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> 1.11.2-1
- Update to 1.11.2
- Removed extra speex source as it's now built in
- Update build patches
- Moved openh323u.mak to datadir/openh323
* Tue Jan 07 2003 Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin(a)redhat.com> 1.9.10-5
* Wed Oct 23 2002 Alexander Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> 1.9.10-4
- Add speex header files
* Wed Oct 23 2002 Alexander Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> 1.9.10-3
- Fix unpackages files
* Wed Oct 23 2002 Alexander Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> 1.9.10-2
- Fix speex linking
- Remove custom strndup that was colliding with system one
* Wed Oct 23 2002 Alexander Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> 1.9.10-1
- Update to 1.9.10
- Include speex tarball
* Wed Oct 09 2002 Alex Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> 1.9.3-5
- Change to use _libdir etc. throughout specfile
- Build with -fPIC
* Sat Aug 10 2002 Elliot Lee <sopwith(a)redhat.com>
- rebuilt with gcc-3.2 (we hope)
* Tue Aug 06 2002 Alexander Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> 1.9.3-3
- Removed excludearch ia64
* Mon Jul 22 2002 Tim Powers <timp(a)redhat.com> 1.9.3-2
- rebuild using gcc-3.2-0.1
* Thu Jul 11 2002 Alexander Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> 1.9.3-1
- Update to 1.9.3
* Tue Jul 02 2002 Alexander Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> 1.9.1-1
- Updated to 1.9.1, some changes borrowed from
- the rpms by Carl-Johan Kjellander
* Fri Mar 22 2002 Alex Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com>
- Add versioned dependency on main package in devel package
- Fix to long line in desctiption
* Fri Mar 08 2002 Alex Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com>
- Bump version to rebuild against new pwlib
* Mon Feb 25 2002 Alex Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com>
- Update to 1.8.0
* Fri Sep 28 2001 Alex Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> 1.6.1-3
- made the devel package require the binary package
* Mon Aug 13 2001 Alexander Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> 1.6.0-2
- Changed libname to liboh323
* Mon Aug 13 2001 Alexander Larsson <alexl(a)redhat.com> 1.6.0-1
- Upgraded to 1.6.0
* Thu Jul 05 2001 Elliot Lee <sopwith(a)redhat.com> 1.5.5-3
- Remove PLATFORM_TYPE from libname
* Wed Jul 04 2001 Elliot Lee <sopwith(a)redhat.com> 1.5.5-2
- More fixups. The patch is not named IHATEYOU because of a loving relationship...
* Wed Jul 04 2001 Jonathan Blandford <jrb(a)redhat.com>
- Initial build.
* Thu Oct 30 2003 Jonathan Blandford <jrb(a)redhat.com> 0.88-1
- gdm fixes
What changed would need to be made to the current Fedora.us package
autobuilder so that it could build packages for different target
architectures? Maybe if the packager notes in a Bugzilla submission that
such-and-such package should be built for (say) i686 to obtain MMX
support, then the package could be added to a 'compile for i686' list
which the autobuilder will consult when building a package?
More ambitiously, perhaps a package should provide hints of which
processor features it could make use of (MMX, SSE etc.) and the
autobuilder will then build it for the relevant architectures *in
addition* to the standard i386?
This is not necessary for apps that autodetect CPU features like
Mplayer, of course.