I just updated to Fedora 24 today, just a day after it’s release. Two dnf commands and 30 minutes later, my system is now upgraded to Fedora 24.
And I must say, wow, this was a smooth process! I always tried to upgrade between release in the past and always encountered some weird bugs along the way. Because of that, I have always reverted back to clean install in the past . This is the first time that after the final reboot, everything works fine, everything is in it’s place, everything is OK!
I am really impressed with the result. Fedora 24 is really polished and bring some improvement to the user experience. Good job to everyone!
A friend of mine sent me a link to a new project that aim to provide a HTML5 client for the Spice protocol (http://www.spice-space.org/page/Html5). He asked me to check if I can access my VMs under RHEV with my iPad.
The page above describe the steps required to connect to a standalone Spice server. Unfortunately, I didn’t find any information about how to connect to a VM running in RHEV. The problem is that you cannot find the address, port and password to connect to the Spice console in the RHEV-M interface. After a bit of research, I found that all the information is there, you just have to search a little bit to get it. Here is the step from the beginning :
I was checking the wiki of oVirt yesterday when I saw something that I was not aware of : oVirt already support GlusterFS! Not everything is there and working 100% but it’s developing rapidly.
What amaze me is the fast evolution that free software enable. The first official release of oVirt is not 6 months old that I would not have enough space here to list all the new features that are being worked on. Go back 2 years in time when RHEV first came out : it was very promising but at the same time very far from the features set that VMware had. Look at RHEV/oVirt now and the fast pace of development since then.
If you want to try out oVirt and GlusterFS or see what it look like, someone posted a short tutorial on this at http://www.middleswarth.net/content/installing-ovirt-31-and-glusterfs-using-either-nfs-or-posix-native-file-system
Canada just got a new shipment of Fedora 16 media, thanks to Nick Bebout! If any Ambassadors (or anyone who organize a conference, installfest, etc) want a batch for their events, please feel free to contact me directly.
I have some other swags as well (stickers, balloons, pens, etc) that I can throw in the box as well!
Thanks to nb, Canada and Quebec got their Fedora 15 media!
The new multi desktops live DVD are really nice and give the chance to everyone to try out Fedora completely.
We will have the chance to distribute them at the “Software Freedom Day” next Saturday. Stay tuned for pictures of this event!
No, this is not another post to describe my feelings about Gnome 3, what we should have done or should we have shipped Gnome 2 instead 😉
This post is more of an open question to the community for some information that I cannot find. I almost finished the configuration of my setup in Gnome 3 but I have some interrogation :
1 – I tried to remove the keyboard applet in the system tray with the same logic that the nobluetooth and noa11y extension. This effectively work but leave me with the default Gnome 2 keyboard applet. And I cannot seems to find a way to remove that one.
2 – I cannot find where the configuration for the launcher in the favourite bar are stored. I know that we can edit the menus with “alacarte” but I want to see where Gnome 3 store that an application should appear in the favourite bar.
3 – I search the documentation to see how Gnome 3 track the applications windows to highlight running applications in the favourite bar and found nothing. I know it’s not based on the window title with my experiment but I found no other way.
Also, if anyone want to hide the battery icon apart from when it’s charging/discharging (like in Gnome 2), you can run this command as your user :
GSETTINGS_BACKEND=dconf gsettings set org.gnome.power-manager icon-policy charge
Apart from that, I find that Gnome 3 is really powerful with an easy extension system, just look at the number of extensions that got out since Gnome 3 was launched. I look forward to what can be done!
I just wrote a small tutorial about the client/server mode of SystemTap. It helps using SystemTap in production environment by using a dedicated server to compile all your SystemTap scripts.
The tutorial is not 100% completed, I will add the items in the TODO section as soon as I have some time to do so. If you spot any error or have any feedback, please feel free to comment here!