Archive for October, 2013

lp on bonfire (Printing Test Day)

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

test-day-100Next Tuesday (5th of November — should be easy to remember) is the Printing Test Day for Fedora 20. Let’s all try to break printing at the same time in strange and unusual ways!

If you have access to a printer that day, take a look at the Test Day page for instructions on the sorts of things to try. This time we’ll be using the Testday App for submitting results rather than making people have to edit the wiki page.

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CUPS: adding support for system journal

Friday, October 25th, 2013

I’ve added a patch to CUPS in Fedora rawhide which uses the system journal for logging. I did this after watching Lennart’s devconf talk, which reminded me how awesome the systemd Journal is.

The changes are very simple at the moment: any log message relating to a particular job has a field “CUPS_JOB_ID” to say which one. Additionally, page log messages include the page number as “CUPS_PAGE_NUMBER”. This support is in rawhide, starting with cups-1.7.0-1.fc21.

To enable it, adjust /etc/cups/cups-files.conf and set “ErrorLog journal”. You can also set AccessLog and PageLog to “journal”.

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Did someone say… “Alpha”?

Friday, October 11th, 2013

installdvdFedora 20 Alpha has been released, and I’d been putting off installing it because I know how troublesome an alpha release can be. This one, though, is the best alpha release of Fedora I can remember!

It actually seems incrementally better than Fedora 19, rather than the traditional break-everything-and-fix-it-again-later alpha releases we’ve seen in the past.

Great job!