Contributing to Pagure made easy.

I don’t get as much of a chance these days to do things like patches or other technical contribution. But I had some time free the other day and used it to stick my hands directly into a cool project, Pagure (pronounced roughly “pag-yOOR,” or listen here). You may have read …

Fedora kernel engineer.

Red Hat has an immediate opening for a full-time engineer to join the kernel team in Fedora Engineering. This job will work with Josh Boyer and Justin Forbes to maintain and improve the kernel in Fedora, and participate and contribute to upstream development and testing. This job interacts with the Fedora team and community, the …

Sub Hub hubbub.

Have you seen Máirín Duffy’s post on the Fedora Design team’s next-generation design for the Fedora Project website? It’s a brilliant design based around the idea of a “sub hub.” These screens help customize the website to fit different sub-communities, initiatives, teams, or projects. Máirín published this post with the …

PulseCaster 0.1.10 released!

Today I released PulseCaster 0.1.10 with some under the hood improvements: Switch from GConf to GSettings, and include schema file Providing appdata for GNOME Software Provide hidden “audiorate” key for 44.1/48 kHz selection Complete GObject introspection switchover, eliminating excess dependencies and fixing bugs (RHBZ #1045717) Automatically provide .ogg filename extension …

Jiffy Pop meeting minutes.

For some reason this week I feel like blogging about some of my time-saving tools. I’m certainly not a superstar when it comes to eliminating wasted time. But when I was FPL I had to figure out ways to be more effective so I could spend more time on the …

Fedora 14 Alpha is go!

As John posted last night, Fedora 14 Alpha was declared ready for release next week. Although there was a one-week slip to handle the fact that our blocker list wasn’t clear, Fedora developers and testers in the community have worked hard together both to resolve the remaining issues and make …

Criteria and documentation.

John Poelstra wrote in his blog about how objective criteria support sustainability in an open source project. It was insightful and I wanted to follow up about how that extends to process documentation as a whole. Lots of people talk about documentation as “that thing you do when you’re finished …

A spoonful of sugar.

Kevin, Thanks for your thoughtful posting about being helpful in the Fedora support channels. I think among the keys to understanding what someone seeking help needs — let’s just call this person “Nathan” to make this blog post easier to read — are: Good listening skills Good empathizing skills Essentially, …