Tuesday, March 29, 2011

xexit reaches 1.0. Thanks Juha

Thanks to a nice article by Juha, I put in some polishing on xexit, my solution to rotten processes that just don't know when to quit on LTSP servers.

I've included a (slightly modified) version of Juha's script (and, of course, added him to the AUTHORS file), got a proper manpage for it, and done some packaging.

Certain members of the Brazillian hyper-geniuses have indicated it may be possible to get someone to sponsor it for Debian.

In the meantime, users looking to try it can check my ppa, and grab the 1.0 version there. Note that the xexit scripts you need will be in the /usr/share/docs/xexit directory, and should be copied to /etc/Xexit.d. I don't install them there by default, as they're Gnome specific, and I don't wish to aggrivate (by default) users of other fine desktops.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Gnome Foundation

"Dear Scott Balneaves,

We are pleased to inform you that you are now part of the GNOME
Foundation Membership."


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sabayon 2.29.5 Released

The Sabayon team has released Sabayon 2.29.5, codenamed "Chutney and Oratory". There's some major improvements this time around, including handling symlinks in profiles, a couple of crasher bugs squashed, and support added for SELinux.

If you're an administrator of Gnome desktops, you OWE it to youself to checkout Sabayon.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Edubuntu Bug Day Redux

We had an excellent bug day. Sabayon's now included in the seeds, 4 LTSP bugs got squashed, a new Gartoon-redux package was created for Lucid (Thanks Tweenk), xaos got some love, we updated the packagebug tracker, etc.

All in all, a good day.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Bug Day!!!

Edubuntu will be having a bug-stomping day on January 12, hosted by yours truly.

We've already got 4 or 5 bugs that our users would really like to see sorted out for loopy lemur, so pop on by #edubuntu, and join the fun

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Vagrant's quote of the year (so far)

15:13 < sbalneav> If I'm gonna solve this problem...
15:13 < sbalneav> I'm going to freaking *SOLVE THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS* out of it.
15:14 * vagrantc chuckles

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sabayon, Edubuntu Council

I'm now a member of the Edubuntu Council. Huzzah! Work continues apace to make Lurid Limpet the best Edubuntu yet!

One of the biggest issues for Edumacators is having a good, solid desktop management tool. Sabayon's the tool of the now. I've managed to annoy Federico^W^Winsert myself fairly firmly into the upstream process, and soon (I hope) I should have my GNOME Foundation membership!

There should be a new release of Sabayon soon, and it'll be in Edubuntu, so testers, get fired up. You know, for the kids!

P.S. There's this freaking "monetize" tab at the top of blogspot. Who dreamed up this completely insane word? Twenty lashes with an OED. The full one, by the way.