Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fedora Unity Blog

Fedora Unity has brought another blog to this world, to which I'll be posting all Revisor and pyJigdo and other Fedora related content soon-ish, so that I can use this blog for my own personal stuff -and not bother you with it ;-)

Check out, which explains why anyone doing Fedora 8 installation media spins is unable to start the graphical installer when booting the media.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Fedora Unity releases Fedora 7 Re-Spin

The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the release of new ISO Re-Spins (DVD and CD Sets) of Fedora 7. These Re-Spin ISOs are based on Fedora 7 and all updates released as of January 18th, 2008. The ISO images are available for i386, x86_64 and PPC architectures via jigdo starting Thursday, January 24th, 2008. We have included CD Image sets for those in the Fedora community that do not have DVD drives or burners available.

Fedora Unity has taken up the Re-Spin task to provide the community with the chance to install Fedora with recent updates already included. These updates might otherwise comprise more than 1.99GiB of downloads for a full installation. This is a community project, for and by the community. You can contribute to the community by joining our test process.

A special thanks goes out to:

- Ben Williams (Southern_Gentlem),
- Jeffrey Tadlock (iWolf),
- Dana Hoffman Jr. (Harley-D),
- Jason Farrell (zcat)

Who have tested this Re-Spin in only 4 days (testing includes running 23 tests twice, per architecture -138 in total).

Please note that this Re-Spin obsoletes the previous F7 Re-Spin by Fedora Unity, "20071030".

If you are interested in helping with the testing or mirroring efforts, please contact the Fedora Unity team. Contact information is available at or the #fedora-unity channel on the Freenode IRC Network (

Go to to get the bits!

To report bugs in the Re-Spins please use

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fedora FUDCon HackFest

After a nice, smooth flight from Amsterdam to Raleigh, via Philadelphia -which BTW is a bad airport to have a three hour stay-over although they do have power outlets, there's no WiFi that I could connect to and tunnel through, and just so happened to have a really long line at Customs-, Jonathan Steffan and myself started the HackFest almost immediately after my arrival ;-)

Today at the "formal" HackFest we've actually accomplished some milestones for Revisor. We've long anticipated the moment we could import livecd-tools and actually start using that, and after pulling the bits from GIT we are now able to do so. Hopefully, this version is going to end up in at least rawhide soon, too.

In addition, we hooked modcobbler back into what is becoming 2.1.0, hopefully soon to be released to rawhide! 2.1.0 has been re-factored to include these modules, which practically enables us to plug-in all kinds of modules without having to re-factor our base application anymore. The GUI at this point is going to become a module to the Revisor base application also. We'll ensure though that 'yum install revisor' does install the Joe User GUI application ;-)

Next up is the rest of the Revisor modules; we'll start with modjigdo and the separate application pyjigdo, just to make sure the Fedora Unity Re-Spin process are smoothened.