Does grayscale full-hinting not work in Fedora's freetype?
Switching between full and medium hinting seems to have no effect in
F10. The font rendering does not change. I am certain I have no
bizarre ~/.fonts.conf or /etc/fonts/local.conf settings.
Full hinting _does_ work when subpixel-smoothing is used. But if I
recall, the fact that subpixel-smoothing works at all in F10 is due to
an oversight by the developers, which will be rolled back in F11.
Is full-hinting only available when subpixel-smoothing is on? I
recall that Ubuntu seems to support both full and medium hinting, even
in grayscale mode. (Although the last time I tried it was back around
7.10, so it's highly possible things have changed since then).
It is true that Ubuntu also uses the patented bytecode interpreter
instead of the autohinter. However, even if you enable that in Fedora
with freetype-freeworld, there still seems to be no distinction
between medium/full hinting in Fedora, when using grayscale smoothing.
A user on #fedora noted that they installed the Virtualization group,
but couldn't get any vm's to install or work.
We tracked it down to them not having qemu installed.
Looks like the f11 comps file still lists 'qemu-kvm' in the
Virtualization group, and not any of the qemu packages. ;(
Even tho there is a Provides: qemu-kvm in qemu-system-x86, groupinstall
doesn't seem to pull it in.
- Is there a unexpected yum behavior here? Or is a virtual provides not
allowed in a comps group?
- Should we just change the 'qemu-kvm' to 'qemu' in the f11-comps?
I have just sent the following instructions to everyone who sent an
email to this list, or to -test-list, indicating they are suffering from
a manifestation of the bug whereby the simple PulseAudio-implemented
'Volume' control in gnome-volume-control cannot properly control their
volume. I'm also sending it to the lists to catch anyone I missed, or
who didn't post about it but nevertheless is suffering. If you are
suffering from this issue - if g-v-c does not properly control your
volume and you have to use alsamixer to get output at a usable level
(*not* if you need alsamixer to switch input devices or set input
volumes, at least not for now) - please file a report according to these
We're trying to get these kinds of bugs fixed. It would be very helpful
if you could file a bug at http://bugzilla.redhat.com , on the
pulseaudio package in Rawhide. Please include the following information.
1. Attach the file /tmp/alsa-info.txt, after running 'alsa-info.sh
2. To find out exactly what you had to change to control your volume,
please do this, as root:
amixer -c0 > amixer_before.txt
Now verify that your problem exists again. Then run a mixer and make the
changes you have to make to 'resolve' your problem. Then go back to
amixer -c0 > amixer_after.txt
diff -u amixer_before.txt amixer_after.txt > amixer_diff.txt
Then attach the file 'amixer_diff.txt' to the bug report. The commands
above assume the important sound device is card #0 in the output of
'cat /proc/asound/cards' . If this is not the case, change -c0 in each
of the above commands to -cN, where N is the actual number of the
important device in 'cat /proc/asound/cards' - for instance, if it's
card number 2 in that list, change all -c0 to -c2 .
3. Also please include an exact description of the problem, including
how your card behaves before the problem is fixed, how it behaves after
the problem is fixed, and information on your actual sound output device
- are you using a simple pair of computer speakers? Internal speakers on
a laptop? Headphones? A digital S/PDIF connection to an external
Once you have done this, please let me know the number of your bug
report. We will then work to make sure as many of these bugs are
resolved as possible. You may be contacted for further information, or a
confirmation of the fix, on the bug report, so please keep an eye on it
after filing. Thanks very much for your help!
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org
Sorry, I know I asked this before, but I can't seem to find the info.
I need to update packages igraph and python-igraph. I build igraph in
rawhide, but python-igraph build fails, apparantly igraph is not available
in rawhide mock env.
1. What do I need to do to build these 2 packages on rawhide?
2. What is the procedure for F9, F10, F11?
Is there a link that discusses this?
I don't receive recently a report about such broken paths, but I notice
some I consider really serious :
* blam-1.8.5-9.fc10 > blam-1.8.5-6.fc11
* gecko-sharp2-0.13-7.fc10 > gecko-sharp2-0.13-2.fc11
* galeon-2.0.7-9.fc10 > galeon-2.0.7-7.fc11
* Miro-2.0.3-3.fc10 > Miro-2.0.3-1.fc11
* google-gadgets-0.10.5-5.fc10 > google-gadgets-0.10.5-4.fc11
* mugshot-1.2.2-8.fc10 > mugshot-1.2.2-3.fc11
* perl-Gtk2-MozEmbed-0.08-5.fc10 > perl-Gtk2-MozEmbed-0.08-3.fc11
For the last one (I maintain), I have open a ticket :
The main issue I see is that all this package requires
gecko-libs = 22.214.171.124 (soon 126.96.36.199)
So upgrade to F11 will not be able to upgrade all the xulrunner
(gecko-libs = 1.9.1) stack (firefox, devhelp, yelp, and a lot of other
Am I the only one to be anxious ?
(perhaps I shouldn't do so much support)
So, the shiny new pulseaudio mixer setup in F11 took away my ability to
tell the panel applet which channel to use. It seems to insist on
messing with the master. I have a second computer hooked in to the line
in, so it can share speakers with my main box. I had it set up so the
master volume was set on maximum, and the panel volume thingy adjusted
the PCM volume. This allowed me to adjust volumes separately, the
secondary box stayed at a constant volume and the main box could be
adjusted freely without affecting the secondary machine.
How do I get this behavior back?
(Someday I'll just get me a proper studio mixer. Sigh...)
I'm trying to get this package thru the review process. Some helpful people
have already done reviews, and its pretty much ready to go, but there are some
security issues that really need to be looked at by a security subject matter
In particular, there are some setuid binaries and a pam configuration file that
need to be reviewed from a security perspective.
Is anyone on the list willing to take a look?
P.S. - I am also looking for a sponsor
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