Recently I started using some kernels built directly from Koji to test
out some hardware issues. So now I am mostly happily running 2.6.29-10
from a koji build. I'd like to provide feedback if its wanted on the
issues it has fixed for me, as well as some regressions I've noticed.
I'm not sure it warrants a bug as much as, installed and X now works, Y
doesn't, and a bug in Z resurfaced...
Is this a karma thing, or a bug thing, or just put it on the list thing?
Nathanael d. Noblet
Jeff Garzik has indicated in the merge review ticket
(https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=226367) that he has had
no interest in maintaining reiserfs-utils for some time and so I have
orphaned it for him. If someone wishes to maintain this package,
please feel free to pick it up but keep in mind that the merge review
linked above needs doing (which should be quite easy) and, though I'm
sure it's obvious to anyone who cares, that the package needs
Top three FAS account holders who have completed reviewing "Package
review" components on bugzilla for the week ending March 29th, 2009
were Parag AN(पराग), Jussi Lehtola, and Jason Tibbitts. Below is the
number of package reviews completed.
Parag AN(पराग) - 7
Jussi Lehtola - 6
Jason Tibbitts - 5
Mamoru Tasaka - 3
Jaroslav Reznik - 2
Jon Ciesla - 2
Nicolas Mailhot - 2
Richard W.M. Jones - 2
Alexey Torkhov - 1
Kevin Kofler - 1
Lubomir Rintel - 1
Marek Mahut - 1
Martin-Gomez Pablo - 1
Mattias Ellert - 1
Michael Schwendt - 1
Miroslav Suchy - 1
Rex Dieter - 1
Robert Scheck - 1
Sebastian Vahl - 1
Silas Sewell - 1
Tejas Dinkar - 1
leigh scott - 1
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Yes that's right, we packed two test days into one week again. As you
know, Wednesday (2009-04-01) will focus on testing the Radeon driver
. I'd like to also invite you to join #fedora-qa this Thursday
(2009-04-02) to help test Power Management.
While the Fedora 11 PowerManagement feature  targets laptop use
cases, the tools and tests are designed to run anywhere. Testers may be
familiar with the 'powertop' utility from previous Fedora releases.
During the day we'll be using several new utilities including bltk and
So come join #fedora-qa this Thursday, April 2, 2009 to share your Power
Management test results. A Fedora live image is available to aid
testing. Stay tuned for more details at
I'm trying to build conexus for F-9, but I'm having trouble with one of
the dependencies (another package of mine).
I pushed a release into stable last week of papyrus that has several
subpackages including papyrus-gtkmm-devel.
conexus has a dependency on papyrus-gtkmm-devel, but it can't find it when
building (although it builds fine with mock).
Here's the error:
No Package Found for papyrus-gtkmm-devel >= 0.10
And here's the koji task:
1) There should be option called --size in yum which can restrict the space
which can be used yum. This would be beneficial to machine with low disk
2) If firefox 3.1beta is default then please have
3) Shutdown splash screen
4) ext4 (/boot) in grub
1) Why logout is available at two different place a) under system b) In
panel under name
2) Preference menu list is too long
Thanks for the great work.
This is the part where I usually come up with something clever to say
before the useful information regarding a development release. I had
something great, I really did. In fact I had the most clever statement
in the world. Only you see, my cat jumped on my keyboard, right when I
was testing emacs (I don't even use emacs!) and the darn X session just
got zapped! All my cleverness gone, and this, well this is just a
When Fedora 10 was released, users and press alike gushed: "Slick and
stable... has a rock solid feel." "Fast and easy." "A great release."
What's next for the free operating system that shows off the best new
technology of tomorrow? You can find out at:
We also hope to repeat the crazy success of Fedora 10's Beta contest!
Test five things in the Beta that are important to you as a user. If you
find a bug *and* report it, you get the free attention of a package
maintainer on a problem personally important to you! Do your part to
make Fedora 11 that much better.
Among the top features of this ground-breaking release:
* Automatic Fonts & Mime Installer - Allows programs on the
desktop to automatically install applications, fonts, multimedia
capabilities, and clipart.
* Fingerprint Readers - Better experience for systems with
fingerprint readers, including support through the graphical
Authentication Configuration tool and gnome-about-me.
* Intel, ATI, and Nvidia kernel modesetting - Fedora 10 provided
the first steps by a major distribution in using the kernel
modesetting (KMS) feature to speed up graphical boot. Fedora 11
has increased the video card coverage of the KMS feature, with
more to come.
* Virt Console - Fedora 11 provides more accurate mouse pointer
positioning and higher screen resolutions for virtual machine
consoles, along with other improvements such as simpler use of
* MinGW Cross-compiler - Build and test full-featured Microsoft
Windows programs, from the comfort of a Fedora system, without
needing to use that "other OS."
* Volume Control - The multimedia experience of Fedora users is
improved by an easily understandable and much more flexible
But wait, there's more! For developers there are all sorts of goodies:
* Python 2.6 - This new version in Fedora is a precursor to Python
3000 (3.0), including many compatibility measures to help
developers get their code prepared for the next generation of
* NetBeans 6.5 - NetBeans IDE 6.5 is a significant update of
and database support.
* gcc 4.4 - The gcc compiler suite has been updated to the latest
version, featuring better error detection for the latest in
safety and execution.
* Eclipse profiling tools - Add the power of various native
profiling tools into the Eclipse IDE and integrate with the rest
of the development environment.
Peek under the hood and there is still more:
* Desktop Environments - Updates to Gnome 2.26 and KDE 4.2.1 bring
the latest innovations and functionality to desktop users. Xfce
and Sugar have also been updated.
* Anaconda Storage - New storage code for the Anaconda installer
improves the ability to handle new types of storage. The rewrite
does not change the user interface.
* Minimal Platform - New installer features make it much easier to
create very small installations for embedded applications, such
as for a server or desktop appliance.
* Control groups - Allows system administrator to partition the
system resources into different sub groups, and dedicate these
sub groups resources to different applications' need.
* DeviceKit - A simple, modular system service to manage devices
and designed to partially replace HAL. Users gain a graphical
disk management application that integrates nicely into the
* DNS Security - DNSSEC (DNS SECurity) is a mechanism that can
prove integrity and authenticity of DNS data.
* ext4 filesystem - ext4 is the new default file system for Fedora
11 (replacing ext3) allowing for larger file system support and
better performance by providing real-time fragmentation
prevention and smarter data allocations.
* sVirt MAC - sVirt integrates SELinux with the Fedora
virtualization stack to allow Mandatory Access Control (MAC)
security be applied to guest virtual machines
* Power Management - Fedora 11 includes new power monitoring
utilities and a new system daemon that automatically adjusts
power settings to reflect the current system use. There is also
a facility to review the system and make suggestions on
improving power consumption.
* IBus input method - Ibus has been rewritten in C, and provides a
simple, clean default system for changing the way international
users input information into a Fedora system.
And that is only the beginning. A more complete list and details of each
new cited feature is available:
For release information, including common and known bugs, please refer
to the release notes:
Since this is a Beta release, there may still be some rough spots still
in the polishing phase. Some of them are already known and in the
process of fixing. If you find a problem, please check the list of known
issues and then file a bug:
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I just recieved one of these bugs (#492446), and I'm not sure
why we'd do this for any package.
If we split the docs like this:
- it would be inconsistent per-package
-- so an admin wouldn't know whether a package had docs or not in
the main package without manually trying to install a foo-doc
-- they would no longer be there by default if they're needed
Hence, why do this, when rpm already has a --nodocs flag and
macro that can be used for space savings on live images?