it doesn't directly affect you, nevertheless I thought I'd let you know
that I filed a ticket about muffin and cinnamon in FESCo's trac at
I have serious concerns about letting forks like these enter Fedora -
not to mention the zombie called Mate. Therefor I think we should
clarify our position on forks in general and these ones in particular.
Would be nice to get an upstream statement from one of you guys.
Hey, folks. Sorry I didn't manage to send out any of these notifications
up till now, but we have an Alpha RC now which is looking pretty good so
far, and the Go/No-Go meeting is tomorrow, so if you could help do the
desktop validation tests for your desktops that'd be great.
The validation page with info and instructions is here:
Downloads are here:
John Dulaney has already done several of the tests (thanks John, if
you're reading!) and we have the necessary minimum coverage for
sign-off, but it's always good to cover all desktops and get the Beta /
Final tests done at Alpha stage so we know what's broken. So if you get
a minute to help out, please do! Thanks.
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Twitter: AdamW_Fedora | identi.ca: adamwfedora
I was confused why desktop still asked for password even when i set the
Automatic login feature to ON. I submitted the bug as below:
As you can see, they think that is a feature, not a bug, so it was closed.
It leaves me wondering: what is that automatic login feature really for?!!
Let me first introduce myself. I'm a Fedora Ambassador and Packager. I also
participate in the Mozilla community, and this is the reason for this
email, hoping that this is the right list for this :)
Mozilla is considering on making some changes on Firefox UI for Linux that
will affect the integration of Firefox on the GTK environment.
Due to these changes they re looking for people from the Fedora (and Gnome)
desktop team to get some feedback and see what's the best way to proceed.
It would be nice if someone (or more) from the Desktop team come in touch
with the Mozilla team, so please let me know so I can introduce you to the
people working on this.
As a relative newcomer to Fedora having dabbled in it, I have switched our
home desktop to it. What are they considering or is that out of band?
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Web Developer/Ham Radio Operator
just wanted to give a heads up for all of you who were wondering what's going
on with Dogtail as there's been no release for some time and no commits into
git Master branch since late 2009. This was due to fact that Dogtail is doing
pretty good and is rather stable with GNOME2/GTK2 applications as well as
because Zack, the previous developer, couldn't maintain it anymore.
Yet with AT-SPI a11y technologies rewritten to use dbus and coming of
GNOME3/GTK3 the times have changed. You might have noticed that current 0.7.0
version simply doesn't work well with GNOME3 in Fedora and elsewhere.
For last couple of months we've been working on porting Dogtail for these new
technologies so that users of newer systems could benefit from it again. We
plan to release an 0.8.0 out of the new 'gtk3' git branch you can already
checkout, while keeping 0.7.0 alive for use on older systems. These two most
likely won't be compatible. But don't worry! Do you have a GNOME2 system like
older Fedora, Ubuntu, RHEL or CentOS? Go for 0.7.x. Do you have bleeding edge
Fedora, Ubuntu, Mint installed? Go for 0.8.x!
The port is currently in alpha stages, still needing some fixes and testing,
but you can already try it out and it might even work for you. Fedora users can
use this unofficial yum repo  to get the 0.8.0 alpha. All the others, just
checkout the source code: "git clone git://git.fedorahosted.org/git/dogtail.git",
go to the gtk3 branch: "git checkout gtk3" and run the install script as root:
"python setup.py". I will be very glad for any help! There are some known issues,
mostly with tools. Notably, Sniff still lacks the UI highlighting and working
context menus (a top priority now) and the script-recorder hasn't been touched
yet. Other than that, dogtail 'itself' is relatively good to go.
We are currently obtaining the administrator rights for the Trac (so we can
update the home page) as well as downstream Fedora access. Of course, we'd like
to put 0.8.0 into Fedora repos by the time it's released (hopefully in time for F17)!
Desktop QE @ Red Hat