Phoronix recently release article about Intel's Clear Linux with some
cool graphs showing nice performance gain compared to Xubuntu.
I didn't have time to dig in and look how it's performing against Fedora,
but I'd assume Fedora can be compared to Xubuntu in terms of compiler
I think i'll be interesting to look into it and find out if Fedora can't
tweak compiler settings (eg use LTO for critical things like Mesa, Kernel,
...). I think it could be interesting fo Fedora users to have this enabled
if there are not any disadvantages other than compile time, compile memory
usage and so on.
What do you think?
Best regards / S pozdravem,
I just submitted a review request  for kcov  that I recently
discovered. It has no relation to Linux's kcov and is more akin to
lcov, except that all it needs is a binary with DWARF debuginfo
instead of requiring compile-time instrumentation.
I came across kcov when I was looking for a way to measure code
coverage in a Rust project and I'm impressed. It supposedly has a low
overhead, but so far I've been monitoring small single-threaded
programs so I can't really tell. I haven't tested python and shell
support, although I have cases where it would be relevant, but I don't
have time yet.
build on all main platforms so I may have to be granted an exception
from some group starting with an F. Been busy lately, I'm a little
behind on anything Fedora. If that's the case, please RTFM me a link
to the wiki, and if you want to take the review I'll gladly take one
CUPS upstream changed license of project to Apache license 2.0, which is
now incompatible with GPLv2. This change will be in new minor release of
CUPS - 2.3.0, which is currently in developing phase (not in Fedora for
now). If someone takes code of CUPS and has its project under GPLv2,
please change it to GPLv3 (which should be compatible according
) or try to argument with CUPS developers against this change on their
mailing list cups(a)cups.org .
Is there someone who is influenced by this change?
Associate Software Engineer
Red Hat Czech - Brno TPB-C
I'm the RPM package maintainer for these two GNOME Shell extensions:
They're both currently subpackages of the main "sustmi" package, because upstream had been developing them in a single git repository. The two shell extensions have nothing to do with each other, though, and upstream finally decided to split them into separate repositories. So I think it now makes sense to also split them into separate packages.
I'm not entirely clear on the procedure. This wiki page
talks at first about *font* packages, but otherwise seems relevant. So, I've started by splitting and updating the spec files, and creating these review requests. As I understand it, because the packages were already accepted into Fedora, and the extension code hasn't changed, just the packaging, I think all a reviewer should really need to check is whether the upgrade path is sane and works properly.
* HistoryManager Prefix Search -- https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1506428
* WindowOverlay Icons -- https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1506429
Please take a look, and let me know if I've missed anything.
~ Andrew / terrycloth
= Proposed System Wide Change: Annobin =
* Nick Clifton <nickc AT redhat DOT com>
This change causes extra information to be stored in binary files
compiled by gcc. This information can be used by scripts to check on
various features of the file, such as the hardening options used of
potential ABI conflicts.
== Detailed Description ==
The plan is to use a plugin to gcc to record extra information in the
object files it creates. This information can then be examined by
static analysis tools. The information is recorded in a compact,
extensible format, described here:
The Fedora annobin package is an implementation of the plugin for gcc.
It also includes some example scripts that demonstrate how the
recorded information can be used to, for example, check that an
executable has been compiled with the correct hardening options, or
detect if any conflicting ABI options have been used when compiling
various parts of the executable.
To enable this change it is proposed that the redhat-rpm-config
package should be extended to add the "-fplugin=annobin" option to the
__global_compiler-flags macro. In theory such a change will be
completely invisible to Fedora users but should prove to be very
helpful to Fedora Release Management, assuming that they like the idea
of these annotated binaries.
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners:
Make sure the annobin plugin is ready.
* Other developers:
An update is needed to the redhat-rpm-config package in order for the
plugin to be invoked when gcc is used to compile programs, and to add
a dependency upon the annobin package.
* Release engineering: https://pagure.io/releng/issue/7069
- Coordination with release engineering is needed.
- A mass rebuild will be required.
* List of deliverables:
All delivered images are affected, however there no changes to the list it self.
* Policies and guidelines:
No updates needed
* Trademark approval:
N/A (not needed for this Change)
Platform & Fedora Program Manager
Red Hat Czech s.r.o., Purkynova 99/71, 612 45 Brno, Czech Republic
I like to have everything on my system in a package. So, I looked around and
found no recipe or rpm for Rstudio. This is really a shame because every
tutorial on R kinda tells you to install it. Even the Coursera classes in the
Data Science track make you install it and send a screenshot to prove it.
So, I spent some time getting it packaged and working. I am placing the spec
file and necessary patch here so that google finds it and saves other people the
trouble. I'm not wanting to submit the package to Fedora because its more work
than I have time for. If anyone else wants to take it from here and submit
and/or maintain it, feel free.
I intend to update elpa to the latest version (2017.05.002) in rawhide.
This is a major change from currently packaged 2015.11.001. It comes
with a new API and is ABI-incompatible. Old APIs, especially some
private functions which were exposed but not meant for public use by
upstream have been removed. New API is described in USERS_GUIDE.md .
There are two consumers of elpa in Fedora: cp2k and openmx. I put
the maintainers (myself included) of these packages on Cc in this
While cp2k already supports this new elpa, openmx does not. There
was some discussion about this in bug #1325933  and upstream ,
but upstream seems to be reluctant to change anything, so in worst
case scenario, openmx can switch to using the old bundled copy of
Fedora https://getfedora.org | RPMFusion http://rpmfusion.org
There should be a science of discontent. People need hard times and
oppression to develop psychic muscles.
-- from "Collected Sayings of Muad'Dib" by the Princess Irulan