Chemnitzer Linux-Tage 2011 revisited

Last weekend I attended the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage 2011, one of the biggest community events here in Germany. The reason I didn’t blog about it earlier is simple: I didn’t know what to write except: It was like every year.   This doesn’t mean that the event was bad, by far not. It was just as […]

Finally!

Finally – and right in time for CLT – the Fedora 14 Media for EMEA have arrived! I was shocked 😯 when the guy opened his truck and revealed an euro 6 pallet. I didn’t expect 3000 media to be so much! Last time I got 1600, but they were in 4 parcels of 4 […]

Deemphasizing

From Fedora’s GNOME 3 feature page: Where has the appearance capplet gone? GNOME 3 is deemphasizing user customization, or ‚theming‘ in favour of a ‚just works‘ and ’slick out of the box‘ approach. Therefore, theme changes are no longer exposed in the core configuration UI, except for accessibility themes such as ‚High Contrast‘ or ‚Inverse‘, […]

Xfce 4.8 for F14 now ready

I have updated my Xfce 4.8 repository at and it is fairly complete. Some packages however are now obsolete: thunar-shares-plugin: dead upstream, would needed to be ported from thunar-vfs to gvfs. xfce4-remmina-plugin: remmina now has a generic trayicon, however the new version is only available in F15 or my remmina backports repo. xfce4-stopwatch-plugin: dead upstream, […]

FUDCon here we come!

Me and Jörg just arrived at Phoenix. It’s still some hours until we can check in at the Four Points Sheraton, so right now we are sitting in the lobby of the Courtyard Tempe Downtown, the primary FUDCon hotel. There are quite a few Fedora people here already and it’s nice to see some good friends again and I am excited to meet more people that I only know by IRC or mail or SCM commits.