Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fedora 21 Release Candidate 1

I have been running Fedora 21 for a while now on my main laptop. I have also been testing some of the TCs and RCs as time permits.With release candidate 1, I think lots of things are fairly ironed out. I think Fedora 21 is going to be a fantastic release!

The remain "major" bugs (officially, blocker bugs) are listed here -

https://qa.fedoraproject.org/blockerbugs/milestone/21/final/buglist

These could use some testing with the RC images.

Go Fedora! :D

Friday, November 28, 2014

Owncloud is awesome!!

I have finally setup owncloud and mediawiki on my "home server" (well, I actually set it up about a month ago) - I have to say - It's awesome!

My "server" is actually one of my older laptops running EL-7. Setting up owncloud was a breeze - thanks to excellent documentation!

Xfdashboard with new themes

I updated the xfdashboard package this morning to version 0.3.4. The big arrival with this update is that there are multiple themes that can be installed.

The themes available are


  • xfdashboard (default theme)
  • xfdashboard-dark
  • xfdashboard-mint
  • xfdashboard-moranga
  •  xfdashboard-auber
  • xfdashboard-wine

The themes are available in a sub-package called xfdashboard-themes.

Screenshots

Xfdashboard (default theme)




Xfdashboard-dark




Changing Themes


To change the theme, either use xfce4-settings-editior or in a terminal type,


xfconf-query -c xfdashboard -p /theme -n -t string -s {theme-name}

Documentation


Detailed documentation can be found here - http://xfdashboard.froevel.de/settings.html

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Blogging again - two package updates

Let's see how regular in blogging I am this time around!

Kevin pushed Xfdesktop-4.10.3 update to rawhide and F21 yesterday (or was it Sunday?). I have built the update for Fedora 20 and have pushed the same. 

Leave some karma, please! :)


In the EPEL world, I have pushed gparted-0.19.1 as an update for EL-6. Although this is a major version update, this version fixes lots of serious bugs and the upstream devel opened a bug listing all the bugs fixed! So, I have submitted this update with karma threshold of 7. Hopefully, this will be tested thoroughly.