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Building GNOME For Fedora 17

At the moment the GNOME updates in Fedora are a bit of chaotic affair. They mostly work, but only because of people like Matthias who spend hours and hours building packages and putting everything together manually. For 3.3.92 I experimented doing a mega-bodhi-update and trying to get all the 3.3.92 builds in one place, and […]

The first colord-kde release!

Great news this morning when I saw that Daniel had released the first version of colord-kde. If you’re a KDE dude, please try out the tarball and let us know what you think!

Zif wants new blood

A few years ago I wrote Zif, which is basically a package tool that works with librpm and the Fedora metadata. Zif is very much of a side project for me, mainly written out of curiosity and to try and make things work a bit faster just when using PackageKit. It seems most people try […]

SANE crashy crashy

I spend quite a lot of time triaging bugs in Fedora for stuff I maintain upstream. The most common crasher bug I come across is colord segfaulting deep in libsane. Digging even more, 99% of those libsane crashers are when the user has installed closed source binary drivers to make the scanner “work”. Of course, […]

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