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 need/want/would like to build new node 6 for EL6, but gcc is too old.
For that reason, I'd like to use devtoolset-4-gcc, but the build fails
(obviously) because the package doesn't exist.
So, is there a way to make that work somehow?
I am not sure about enabling external repos during build, maybe someone
will be wiser.
Here's the build:
apitrace 5.0 bundles libbacktrace, which looks like is living within the
gcc sources. libbacktrace is not build as a shared library from the gcc
sources, and not packaged.
Is it feasible to build libbacktrace as a shared library and ship it in
a corresponding package? Or should I rather go for a bundling exception
Trying to make this idea a little more concrete. Here's two suggestions
for how it might work. These are strawman ideas -- please provide
alternates, poke holes, etc. And particularly from a QA and rel-eng
point of view. Both of these are not taking modularity into account in
any way; it's "how we could do this with our current distro-building
Option 1: Big batched update
1. Release F26 according to schedule
2. At the beginning of October, stop pushing non-security updates
from updates-testing to updates
3. Bigger updates (desktop environment refreshes, etc.) allowed into
updates-testing at this time.
4. Mid-October, freeze exceptions for getting into updates-testing
5. Test all of that together in Some Handwavy Way for serious
problems and regressions.
6. Once all good, push from updates-testing to updates at end of
October or beginning of November.
Option 2: Branching!
1. Release F26 according to schedule.
2. July/August: branch F26.1 from F26 (not rawhide)
3. Updates to F26 also go into F26.1 (magic happens here?)
4. No Alpha, but do "Beta" freeze and validation as normal for
5. And same for F26.1 final
6. And sometime in October/November, release that (but without big
7. GNOME Software presents F26.1 as upgrade option
8. F26 continues in parallel through December
9. In January, update added to F26 which activates the F26.1 repo.
10. And also in January updates stop going to F26.
Some of this idea, by the way, is reminiscent of Spot's suggestions at
FUDCon Lawrence in 2013. This is not completely coincidence - I always
liked those ideas!
Fedora Project Leader
does anyone use the xulrunner package? (and gecko-devel actually).
Mozilla does not maintain it any more and the XUL as technology is going
to be removed/deprecated. I'd like to remove the package from Fedora 24.
= Proposed Self Contained Change: IBus Emoji Typing =
* Takao Fujiwara <tfujiwar [at] redhat [dot] com>
The IBus core will provide the Emoji Unicode typing with the IBus XKB engines.
== Detailed Description ==
IBus has already provided Unicode hex codes tying with Ctrl-Shift-u and now we
think the similar implementation for the Emoji typging. With IBus XKB engines,
Emoji typing will be provided with the Emoji annotations  following Ctrl-
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners:
- IBus core provide the dictionary of the Emoji typing.
- IBus XKB engines load the Emoji dictionary.
* Other developers: N/A
* Release engineering: N/A
- List of deliverables: N/A
* Policies and guidelines: N/A
* Trademark approval: N/A
So far my idea of maintaining Fedora's iproute package was to do full
version updates only in Rawhide and backport patches selectively to
stable versions on behalf of bug reports.
But since stable versions indeed receive full kernel updates (not just
backported patches), there is an understandable amount of frustration
amongst users when the shiny new kernel that comes with e.g. F22
provides features userspace does not support.
Especially since upstream iproute2 does not really have a concept of
stable versions, I'm in a bit of a dilemma here: update to keep in sync
with the kernel or not update to not unnecessarily destabilize the
Any comments/advice are highly appreciated.
Some time back there was discussion of being able to rollback yum updates via
btrfs snapshotting. As I recall, it turned out that the default btrfs install
was not setup correctly to make this feasible (I had briefly tested it on my
machine). I haven't heard anything since - this seems like a great idea.
-- Those who don't understand recursion are doomed to repeat it
I am asking if anyone knows anything about the whereabouts of Fedora developer Kalpa Welivitigoda? He is the maintainer of unetbootin package. Bug 1229874 would need fixing, but it seems that he is not responding to the bug comments anymore. I tried to ask him about that matter via Facebook as well last Tuesday, but he doesn't seem to respond there either.
– Iiro Laiho
As I'm sure everyone is well aware gstreamer-0.10 is obsolete and has been replaced
by gstreamer-1.0. An upstream release for gst-0.10 has not been made in over 4
years. Last month there were a handful of security vulnerabilities disclosed and
upstream no longer maintains the 0.10 series. While we could patch and update our
Fedora packages this is a perfect opportunity to retire it.
Here is an approximate list of packages depending on gst-0.10. They themselves
should be considered obsolete or retirement material as their upstreams may not have
adopted gst-1.0. If the package doesn't have a gst-1.0 equivalent there may be some
cases where we could patch in support for gst-1.0. Are there any non-Fedora software
that would prevent retirement from being possible?