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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 – A major desktop milestone

So many of you have probably seen that RHEL 7.2 is out today. There are many important updates in this release, some of them detailed in the official RHEL 7.2 press release. One thing however which you would only discover...

/ November 19, 2015

The Steam Machines has arrived! And you should get one!

So yesterday, the 10th of November, was the official launch day of the Steam Machines. The hardware are meant to be dedicated game machines for the living room taking advantage of the Steam ecosystem, to take on the Xbox One...

/ November 11, 2015

Fedora Workstation 23 and LibreOffice

Another major piece of engineering that I have covered that we did for Fedora Workstation 23 is the GTK3 port of LibreOffice. Those of you who follow Caolán McNamaras blog are probably aware of the details. The motivation for the...

/ November 6, 2015

Fedora Workstation update

So as we quickly approach the Fedora Workstation 23 release I been running Wayland exclusively for over a week now. Despite a few glitches it now works well enough for me to not have to switch back into the X11...

/ October 28, 2015

Time to use header bars in Unity?

My employer, Igalia, recently purchased a Gazelle Pro from System76 for me to use. So far, it seems like a great laptop, but time will tell. It came with Ubuntu 15.04 preinstalled, so before replacing that with Fedora Workstation, I...

/ October 17, 2015

Your _get_type() function is not G_GNUC_CONST

It’s not uncommon in GNOME to annotate the _get_type() function declaration of a GObject with G_GNUC_CONST. Like so: GType ephy_download_get_type (void) G_GNUC_CONST; What does this do? It expands to __attribute__((__const__)) if the compiler is GCC (or a compiler that pretends...

/ September 15, 2015

Fedora Workstation Next Steps: Wayland and Graphics

So I realized I hadn’t posted a Wayland update in a while. So we are still making good progress on Wayland, but the old saying that the last 10% is 90% of the work is definitely true here. So there...

/ August 19, 2015

An Open Letter to Apache Foundation and Apache OpenOffice team

A couple of weeks ago I visited my mother back home in Norway. She had gotten a new laptop some time ago that my brother-in-law had set up for her. As usual when I come for a visit I was...

/ August 17, 2015