After some upstream discussions at freedesktop I have now implemented my
homedir folders proposal and built it in fedora 7 (extras). I've also
done some initial Gnome/Gtk+ integration.
There are a few packages involved:
This is a desktop agnostic package. It contains a program that gets run
very early during login. It creates folders as needed and updates the
user config file to point to the current directories.
This is started in the user session. It checks for changes in locale and
on local change prompts the user if he wants to update to the new
locale. It also installs a default .gtk-bookmarks file if none exists
(or its empty) that points to the new dirs.
The latest nautilus has a patch so that the right directories are used
for the desktop and the templates dir. It also tracks changes in the
special folders and updates the config file and the bookmarks if any of
these are renamed and/or moved.
There are not a lot of translations yet in xdg-user-dirs, so most people
will probably get english foldernames. Hopefully we'll get most
translations done before Fedora 7 is released though.
Now we need to continue integrating this into other applications. I'll
take a look at gnome-user-share and gnome-panel today.
Alexander Larsson Red Hat, Inc
He's a leather-clad coffee-fuelled waffle chef with acid for blood. She's an
orphaned hypochondriac detective with the soul of a mighty warrior. They fight
With the implementation of Face-browser login  and Fast User
Switching for Fedora 7, a good set of User Images will add polish to the
user experience. It is obvious that some of the existing User Images
(located at /user/share/pixmaps/faces) would benefit from an update.
Thus, if you are interested in submitting images, or suggestions of what
you would like to see, for one of the 24 default images, please
- posting to this thread,
- [preferably] posting your submission(s) to Open Clip Art and Tag as
“userimage”(but without the quotes). Please be sure to tag it properly,
as tags are case sensitive and the final set will be collected via tag
- emailing me directly at dfong(a)redhat.com and I will upload to Open
Clip Art for you.
Deadline for submissions will be March 15 to make it in time for Fedora
7 Feature Freeze. After that, on March 16th, the 24 default images will
be determined by myself and Visual Designers from Red Hat and from other
NOTE: ALL submitted images WILL have a home unless it has inappropriate
content. All images, even the ones replaced from the current set will be
packaged and included to provide more choices to Users.
For additional information please see the original post at .
Red Hat Visual Designer
I have been trying to install the d80211 subsystem package to support
my 3945ABG wireless card. To do so, I need the kernel sources installed.
How do I do that? I'm running 2.6.19-1.2911.fc6-i586.
I've added the ability for pungi to read kickstart syntax for the package
manifest. This means we can list the groups from comps we want, and whether
or not to include the defaults or optional packages for that group. This
allows the manifest to be a bit easier to read/use, and it helps to make sure
what we pull in is visible to the user.
What does this mean for the Desktop group? I'd like to just reference
@gnome-desktop for the Prime spin, that would pull in all the mandatory
things in comps as well as things marked default. Since we use a comps that
is a merger of core/extras, that means you need to start making serious
thoughts about what is marked as default/mandatory in the gnome group, for
both core and extras packages (since things are merging).
Currently comps is a little ugly in that there is one in Core cvs and one in
Extras cvs. I'll try to relay changes you wish to make into the appropriate
is the Extras one. The core one isn't viewable via viewcvs :/
I've tossed a copy of it up to
Note, this has the extras stuff in it too, merged shortly before Test2.
Release Engineer: Fedora
After installing something resembling a Rawhide system and filing plenty
of bugs in the course of action, I set myself onto testing PulseAudio
today. I was quite scared by the amounts of configuration (some of it
non-trivial) and changes to applications to get PulseAudio working as
the main sound system (ie. with all applications talking to ALSA-libs
talking to PulseAudio, talking to the ALSA backend).
I wanted to have an esound replacement first, so that beeps and warnings
could go through PulseAudio, and not hinder the other applications using
I encountered a bunch of dependency problems:
Then a warning (which I don't think is critical to testing):
And finally, the big problem, an assert trying to play back some sound:
I think this is still the best course of action for F7, given some work
to 1) make PulseAudio work (as it doesn't right now for the above), 2)
some integration with the GNOME sound properties so it spits out the
sound events on the right device.
What are the thoughts on installing Wine by default in Desktop and KDE
spins for Fedora 7? It might make it more easier for migrations and
heterogeneous environments if we installed and integrated with Wine by