Vienna Calling!

Last weekend I attended Linuxwochen Wien for the first time. I heard a lot about the event, so I totally wanted to go there. Now that I’m back from Vienna, I am a little disappointed – but nevertheless happy I went there. The Austrian Linuxwochen (Linux Weeks) is a series of events all over the […]

Don’t use a programming language for configuration

Dear developers, please don’t use a programming language for configuration files. Seriously. Don’t. Just don’t. You are only making live hard for people. Here is what my polkit custom desktop policy looked like in Fedora <= 17: Identity=unix-group:wheel Action=org.freedesktop.packagekit.package-install;org.freedesktop.packagekit.package-remove;org.freedesktop.packagekit.system-rollback;org.freedesktop.packagekit.system-sources*;org.opensuse.cupspkhelper.mechanism.*;org.libvirt.unix.*; ResultAny=no ResultInactive=no ResultActive=yes I think this is pretty straight forward, but some people found it confusing […]