Category Archives: computer

Anything that has to do with machines, internet, open source and technology.

GNOME Documentation Hackfest, Day 0

Reporting live from GNOME Docs Hackfest at Norridge, East Anglia. Fréd arrived after bypassing some tree falling on his way. But he was very late. Shaun is still in a snowstorm. Ryan has escaped that already. But fearless leader Kat, … Continue reading

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Wikimedia in Google Code-In 2013

Google Code-In (GCI) 2013 is over and the winners have been announced! Congratulations to everybody! Quim Gil and I organized the participation of Wikimedia in GCI this year. We set up a central wikipage that we pointed students to for … Continue reading

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Manually Installing Bugzilla 4.4 on Fedora 20

One rainy winter I tried to manually install Bugzilla 4.4 on a Fedora 20 machine by using Bugzilla’s latest stable upstream code instead of the Bugzilla package provided by Fedora. You, being one of my delighted long-term blog readers, already … Continue reading

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2014: Plans.

Studying bug management To my disappointment my university seems to have no expertise available to mentor a diploma thesis about best practices and common problems in open source bug management. After ten years of working in this field there are … Continue reading

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Mozilla Summit 2013

I had the pleasure to attend the European edition of Mozilla Summit 2013 last weekend. It also took place in Santa Clara (USA) and Toronto (Canada), hosting nearly 2000 Mozillians in total. The session which interested me the most was … Continue reading

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Shades of Blue

I’m not entirely sure what’s special about my machine (T61 Thinkpad) that makes it lock up and reboot at least once per day without a warning (but sometimes after showing things in blue), but I’ve decided to blame something down … Continue reading

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Bugzilla Tips (XI): Reports: Tickets closed last week by resolution

This posting is part of a series on small and sometimes not-so-easy-to-discover functionality in Bugzilla that makes developers’ and users’ lifes more comfortable. It’s based on conversations with users and developers in the last months. This episode goes deeper into … Continue reading

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Bugzilla Tips (X): Triage helper tools: Greasemonkey scripts

This posting is part of a series on small and sometimes not-so-easy-to-discover functionality in Bugzilla that makes developers’ and users’ lifes more comfortable. It’s based on conversations with users and developers in the last months. If you read a lot … Continue reading

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Colors!

Save the money for LSD when you can have gnome-shell with a KMS kernel bug!

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Bugzilla Tips (IX): Excluding less important reports from search results

This posting is part of a series on small and sometimes not-so-easy-to-discover functionality in Bugzilla that makes developers’ and users’ lifes more comfortable. It’s based on conversations with users and developers in the last months. Sometimes I’d like to exclude … Continue reading

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