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DevConf - day 0

February 4, 2016 - Brno, CZ

Few days past from FOSDEM and I’m at yet another conference! Today I flew to Wien and then took a train to Brno. After the hotel check-in I went to the conference location and I had a nice time with the Red Hat people while we were preparing the location for the event. The majority of the work was already done when I arrived, but few things were still missing (mainly indications to make users life easier like arrows pointing to the rooms, schedules, etc) so I got the opportunity to help :).

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The AWS tools are approaching EPEL7

January 27, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I’ve announced the availability of AWS tools for Fedora. I’m very happy to announce that today they are available in the EPEL7 repository as well. The Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository is an RPM repository managed by the Fedora community that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Scientific Linux (SL), and Oracle Linux (OL).

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The AWS tools are approaching Fedora

January 16, 2016

In the last few weeks I’ve worked toward bringing the Amazon Web Services tools in Fedora. The three AWS tools that are coming in the next few days in Fedora are: botocore: a low level Python library to interact with Amazon Web Services APIs boto3: a high level Python library to interact with Amazon Web Services APIs awscli: a Command Line Interface to interact with Amazon Web Services APIs Botocore just landed in Fedora updates repositories while boto3 and awscli will be pushed to the updates repository tomorrow or Monday morning.

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Innotop 1.10.0-0.3

December 22, 2015

Innotop is a tool that allows you to control the status of a MySQL/MariaDB database. It is widely used since it shows the data with an interface very similar to the top one. Lately it’s development has slowed down, but small changes do come regularly. The biggest change this time (compared to the 1.10.0-0.2 version) is the addition of a patch that allows innotop to work properly with MariaDB 10.1 and 10.

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qBittorrent 3.3.1

December 18, 2015

In the last few weeks I’ve worked toward bringing qBittorrent 3.3.1 to Fedora and EL7. Today I’ve requested the stable branch for Fedora 23 and in the next few days I’ll do the same for Fedora and EL7. Why am I writing about it instead of just leaving the updates come to you with the classical “dnf update”? Simply because this is a huge and very interesting update. The biggest change in this update has been the switch from Qt4 to Qt5.

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Fedora 23 release party

December 13, 2015

Few days ago, on November 23, we have had a Fedora 23 release party in Milan, as we announced in the wiki. This time we did something different from the previous one (the Fedora 21 release party) because we tried to do it in Milan, while the previous time we did it in Cernusco sul Naviglio that is a city very close to Milan. The number of people that participated at the event was below expectation, but probably this is not only caused by the more central location, but also the limited planning time we had due to the location that has been provided to us by StartMiUp, a coworking space.

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Hello Planet Fedora

August 24, 2014

Hi guys, my name is Fabio Alessandro Locati and I’m a Fedora packager involved in multiple packages. Also I’m in the process of becoming an Ambassador. This is my first blog post on Planet Fedora and I think I’ll post here mainly about the packages I’m involved with. I will also, sometimes, blog about events, Fedora and Linux in general!

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Innotop fixed for MariaDB 10

August 24, 2014

One of my clients asked me to upgrade their MySQL 5.1 installation to MariaDB 10. This caused some problems mainly due to the fact that many MySQL clients are not MariaDB 10 ready. An example of a MySQL client not yet ready for MariaDB 10 is Innotop. Innotop is a widely used client for MySQL/MariaDB that shows you an interface similar to the “top” Unix command. To solve this, I found a patch online and, after some testing, I’ve added it to the Fedora package.

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Make ION work properly in Fedora 15

July 23, 2011

The EeePc 1015PN, at least the European version, comes with these two video cards: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) 04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT218 [ION] (rev ff) The first one is a nice Intel integrated card that allows you to have good performance in the 99.9% of the typical netbook user-cases. In the other hand, the Nvidia ION is way more powerful than the integrated Intel card.

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