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Monday, August 8th, 2011

    Time Event
    4:58 pm
    Monday in Fedora
    I suppose this is a sort of a test. I'm going to keep a little log of everything I do during the day related to Fedora. We'll see how far I get.

    * Arrive at work, pull out my main laptop hard drive, put in the Western Digital SSD.
    * Download Fedora 16 Alpha RC1 DVD image, burn to disk with k3b
    * Boot DVD on my Lenovo Thinkpad T500
    * Remember how slow the DVD drive is in my Thinkpad
    * Installer starts, but is useless because my laptop is docked, thus, connected to a second monitor, and the installer screen is distortedly spanning both monitors. Show it to Chris Lumens, who informs me that there is a "bug filed for that and everything else". Disconnect monitor from dock, reboot.
    * "systemd[1]: Failed to fully start up daemon, no such file or directory" Seems harmless though.
    * Partition disk with defaults, uncheck "use LVM". Select "Graphical Desktop", this is mostly to test the install, not for long term use (although, I might migrate to this SSD at some point).
    * Read while installer chews on my DVD drive in "Starting installation process"
    * Read LWN while packages install.
    * Daydream about pinball machines. Boy, this DVD drive is S-L-O-W.
    * Packages completed: 1207 of 1207 (finally!) Installer sits there without any indicators for five minutes. I might know that it is doing post-transaction operations, but will a random user? :P I still think you should be able to play a minigame while it installs. Caldera had Tetris!
    * Installation done!
    * Plug external monitor back into dock.
    * Reboot. Man, grub2 looks ugly! I guess it isn't themed yet.
    * Wow, this SSD boots FAST!
    * Firstboot has the "Synchronize date and time over the network" greyed out. Maybe ntp isn't in the default comps set? (it should be)
    * Also, smolt window in firstboot seems to be broken. Big empty window where the profile should be.
    * Fedora 16 Alpha background is pretty nifty. Would prefer to see more sealife, like maybe an octopus, but hey.
    * Poke around GNOME 3, see no obvious bugs. (please, no trolling)
    * Shutdown, reinsert old slow 7200RPM SATA drive.
    * Start process of catching up on email (I don't check my Red Hat or Fedora email over the weekend). 405 new emails in INBOX (after spam filtering and mailing-list filtering). More than half of it is still spam. :/
    * Push libjingle updates into stable to Fedora 14 and 15 (chromium 14 will need them)
    * Send Marek Kasik's patch for poppler 0.17.0 support to Gambas upstream (
    * Tell Paul Howarth that I am fine with him owning EPEL-4 branches for perl-Tree-DAG and perl-Test-Warn, as well as having commit access to devel so he can push overrides in bodhi.
    * Read unread messages on fedora-devel-list, light weekend there.
    * Look at failed rawhide build of libmx, adjust patch to fix compile with gdk-pixbuf, chain build with anerley.
    * Rebuild easystroke for f-16 and rawhide against new boost
    * Rebuild nagios-plugins-snmp-disk-proc for f-16 and rawhide against new net-snmp
    * Fix libmx again, this time account for the GIR
    * Push f-16 update for easystroke (
    * Push f-16 update for nagios-plugins-snmp-disk-proc (
    * Read fedora-legal email queue (all spam)
    * libmx builds!
    * Read RSS feeds while I grab a quick lunch (, groklaw, among other non-Fedora related ones)
    * Put in package branching request for sar2 (bz713581). It is a helicopter flight sim.
    * anerley built in rawhide!
    * Kicked off Fedora-16 Alpha RC1 install on my KVM system (treefrog)
    * Update R specs in git to ensure that "less" is present in the BuildRoot, and thus, selected as the default parser. Decide that the issue is not worthy of pushing an update.
    * sar2 branched, do the first set of commits, builds, and updates (
    * start review of xmedcon (bz714328)
    * fix libtpcimgio and libtpcmisc to have PIC enabled shared libraries
    * manual forced buildroot overrides for libtpcmisc builds (except rawhide) to get libtpcimgio to build against the new shared lib
    * Build libtpimgio for all active targets against new libtpcmisc with shared libs
    * Add the missing scriptlets for icon-cache handling to sar2, kick off new builds
    * Remove the forced buildroot overrides for libtpcmisc builds, push updates for libtpcmisc and libtpcimgio for f14, f15, f16
    * Delete the old (unpushed) updates for libtpcmisc and libtpcimgio to avoid a bug in bodhi where it is possible that the -3 build could get tagged, not the fixed -4 build.
    * Manual override for libmx f16 to build anerley
    * Ninja edit sar2 updates to switch to -2 package with proper scriptlets
    * Posted my two waiting Review Requests (gambas3, freewrl) to in the hopes of getting them reviewed
    * Kicked off anerley 0.3.0 build for f16
    * anerley built for f16, untag libmx override, push update for both

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