pidgin security update – please test, give karma

2.10.4 is out fixing CVE-2012-2214 and CVE-2012-2318, please test for f15,16,17 and give feedback in bodhi, it’s in rawhide now.  Thanks!


f17 Release Day!

The Miracle is Beefy, and if you edit some URLs and don’t need to torrent, you can get it already.  For those upgrading with yum, which is not officially supported, this works very well.  Enjoy, and thanks to all who contributed to making this release amazing.

A plea to developers

As a developer myself, I still fail to understand why you’d ever want to do this, but I still see it way too often to not say again what I say regularly:  Don’t.  Bundle.  Libraries.  I don’t care if it’s C/C++, Java, PHP, Python, there is a correct and easy way to use libraries.  When you bundle:

  • You add to your maintenance burden.
  • You make it difficult or impossible for some distributions to include your software.
  • You put yourself and your users at a disadvantage at a disadvantage for security and bug fixes.
  • Somewhere, a baby seal is clubbed.

So . . .don’t!

Thank you. 🙂


I recently updated Io-language to the current release.  Finally.

Anyway, TnL, which requires it, had been unable to run, at least for me, and now I can’t even get it to build.  So unless someone else wants to take a crack at it and fix it up, I’m going to retire it in a few days.  I’ll be happy to provide everything I’ve got to interested parties, but I can’t spend any more time on it.

Fedora 17 change freeze May 7!!!

I didn’t realize this was coming up so fast, thank you Dennis Gilmore for announcing it today on -devel.   Personally I can only think of one thing I want to make sure gets into 17 by GA that isn’t currently there, and that’s Lilypond 2.16.0.  Since it should be out May 3, that shouldn’t be a problem.  If anyone has anything they really need fixed/to fix before then that isn’t a blocker and an fix wouldn’t radically destabilize things, now is the time.

Ask for help on -devel if you need it.  Tons of talented people read it every day, and so do I.