I just found out I have my own Ubuntu LoCo, how sweet is that? 🙂 For people who might not get the joke, I happen to fortuitously share the same name as a certain Middle Eastern country. I wonder if they’d make me an honorary member … 😉 Go Jordanians!
So I’ve been running Fedora in addition to Ubuntu on a daily basis for about a month now and today I decided since I’m already living “on the edge” running Hardy I should upgrade my Fedora 8 install to Fedora 9 “Sulphur”. After downloading 1.8 GB of new packages the upgrade went fairly well with the exception of selinux. The silly thing decided it didn’t like GDM and so I couldn’t even log in. I don’t know if this is a common issue (selinux freaking out) for Fedora release upgrades but it put a rather sour note on an otherwise smooth upgrade. At the moment I’m using the Fedora 8 kernel and all is good. Tomorrow I’ll try to get everything fixed up properly (any suggestions welcome). In the next few days I hope to work up a little Fedora 9/Ubuntu 8.04 comparison, from more of a developer perspective. As long as we keep things civil and positive I feel like distros can often learn quite a bit from each other.
On the Ubuntu front, I do believe I’m done for Hardy. Too much dissertation left, too little time. I finished off the edubuntu-docs translations and sponsored Matthew East’s final ubuntu-docs and gnome-user-docs packages. On my personal “Gosh I hope we get this fixed” list are bugs 215729 (Seahorse fails to import keys) and 185854 (Setting static IP in Network Settings doesn’t produce correct data). hint hint