anecdotal report on discoverability of gnome screen "shield"
by Matthew Miller
This just came in on the Fedora users list.
----- Forwarded message from Oliver Ruebenacker <curoli(a)gmail.com> -----
> Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:01:44 -0400
> From: Oliver Ruebenacker <curoli(a)gmail.com>
> To: Community support for Fedora users <users(a)lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Subject: F19 fresh install, updated, now unavailable for an hour
> I just did a fresh install of F19 on my Lenovo Thinkpad T430, followed by
> applying all 200+ updates and a restart. The restart led to a screen where
> I have time and date displayed in the center of the screen, with an arrow
> animation appearing below it every three seconds or so. There is a bar on
> top with volume control and battery indicator. Mouse pointer is alive, and
> time is being updated. There is nothing else except the wallpaper.
> It has been like that for an hour.
> Should I give it more time? Or hit the power button? Or something else?
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9 years, 7 months
by Ray Strode
I'm sure some of you have been following the fedora-devel-list discussion about removing sendmail from the @core comps group. After all the discussion, it ended up getting moved to @standard instead of removed completely (to be revisited in a later release). See https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel/2013-July/186796.html. Of course, @standard still gets pulled in to most of the spins, so that means sendmail will get pulled in out of the box for most spins still.
We can fix it for the desktop spin, at least, so I've done that here for now:
Of course, we can revert that change down the line when it finally gets moved out of @standard.
Just a heads up!
9 years, 8 months
phasing out gconf migration scripts
by Matthias Clasen
The bulk of the gconf->gsettings migration in GNOME application has
happened in f15, when GNOME 3 was introduced. Since then, we've been
installing .convert files in /usr/share/GConf/gsettings/ and running the
gsettings-data-convert tool at every login.
I think it is time to declare the migration done, and phase out
those .convert files. I'd like to propose this as a goal for f20.
9 years, 9 months