Request for review: new desktop groups
by Bill Nottingham
As part of https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ReworkPackageGroups, I've
been working on redoing some of the groups that make up installation choices
in anaconda. The idea is to offer a simpler interface, where the user simply
selects which environment they want to run in, plus options for that
Based on what's in the kickstart file for the Desktop spin, here's what I
have for the Desktop:
and has the following 'options' available:
I welcome any and all sanity-checking of this, and ideas for
additions/removals. You can open the current F18/F19 comps files and see the
data that makes this up - the 'gnome-desktop' environment defines what
groups go into GNOME, and which are shown as options, and the groups
referenced there define what packages make them up.
10 years, 6 months
Packagers needed for GStreamer 1.0
by Bastien Nocera
GStreamer 1.0 will be coming at the same time as GNOME 3.6, and a number
of applications are getting ported to it as we speak.
See https://live.gnome.org/GnomeGoals/PortToGstreamer1 for a list of
GNOME applications that rely on GStreamer, and their port status.
We would need enthusiastic packagers to create the first versions of the
parallel-installable GStreamer 1.0 package. This means 1.0 packages for:
Anyone want to get that started?
10 years, 7 months
Out-of-the-box broken spell-check with desktop spin
by Máirín Duffy
A friend reported to me today that spell-checking in gedit was broken on
their Fedora 17 desktop live cd install. After some searching around on
the web, they figured out a workaround: installing enchant-aspell.
To me, it seems like a bug to ship with broken spellcheck. There seem to
be issues with both gedit and AbiWord:
It looks like the dictionaries were pulled out of the spin when the ISO
was just squeezing under size limits to save space:
I don't think we're that space constrained today, are we? The spell
checking packages (to support English) seem to only be a couple megs
compressed. I'm wondering, since the live cd spin is only focused on
English-speaking users anyway (IIRC only English translations are
available on it), would it be worth considering shipping the English
dictionaries to save space yet still have functioning spell check?
It's also pretty unclear how to add dictionaries should you discover
they aren't there (maybe some packagekit integration needed?):
Or perhaps not installing/enabling spell-check in gedit by default since
it doesn't work by default? :-/
Anyway, this looked to me like it's been a problem for a few releases
now, across multiple bugs and apps, so I thought this might be a good
place to point it out.
10 years, 7 months