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Richard Hughes
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doesn't fix the issue
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Why don't open source projects just use #pragma once in header files? There must be a reason we all do the same crazy #ifdef dance.
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+Richard Hughes We're just now starting to use pragma once in WebKit (except for public headers). Every compiler we care about (MSVCC, Clang, GCC) supports it.
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MJ12BOT is downloading all the LVFS firmware again and again and again. I've blocked it using robots.txt, lets see if that works....
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Majestic 12? Have they been playing too much Deus Ex?
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Looks like the #Fedora 24 default background is kinda dark. Why can't we just use the awesome artwork from #GNOME upstream?!
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+Michael Catanzaro The abstract backgrounds were fine, but boring. And we had them for far too long. I preferred the days when each Fedora release had a unique theme relating to codenames and such.
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We've just finished the GNOME Software hackfest in London. I've never worked so hard in all my life, but we got an amazing amount of work done and I met some really clever people who want to add new features and help squash bugs.

I'll blog with some details about what we did and what our future plans are soon, but at this point I'm going to turn off the computer and go spend some time with my family over the weekend.
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It's been a very nice experience, both from the technical and the social point of views. I personally enjoyed my time learning more about xdg-app and putting faces to people I did not know yet.

As my kids would say... "thanks for having me!" :)
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What's the easiest way to test my code on a big endian system? The fwupd self tests fail just on s390x and I'm wondering how other people test this stuff. Ideas welcome.
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+Richard Hughes there's a number of ways to access various ppc64 BE boxes, always easy to ask on #fedora-ppc
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Over half a million new clients downloaded firmware metadata from the LVFS in April.
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+Rajeesh K V No idea.
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At the moment we check for distro package updates every day when using gnome-software but notifying less frequently unless we find a security update. We currently do the same for firmware updates, on the logic there could be security or high-importance updates that need to be notified and perhaps applied straight away. It's only 8kb/day and the server can handle it easily, but is checking into the LVFS every day a waste of power and resources? Should I drop down the checkin to the LVFS to once every 7 days perhaps? Ideas welcome.
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+Rob Foehl You're comment confused me because biweekly can mean both "twice a week" or "every second week", and I understood the first one :D 
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Does anyone know any alternatives to New Relic that will work well on my OpenShift instance? New Relic is very expensive and overkill for the kind of metrics I need (e.g. number of downloads, CPU load etc).
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You can try running Munin on your hardware. For the number of downloads you will probably need to write your own plugin (logging them to a separate apache-style log will help), but that's likely ~40 lines of code.
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25,000 new users have downloaded firmware metadata from the LVFS today, and today isn't even over yet! It's amazing what an Ubuntu release will do, even if +Alberto Ruiz thinks my server is going to fall over any second.
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+Richard Hughes ah, and everyone his the server for that file in case their hardware is in it, got it!
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Dear lazy web: Could you run this fwupdmgr get-devices | grep DisplayName and paste the output into a comment below please. I'm trying to tidy up the output and want to know the output of real hardware. Thanks!
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DisplayName: GK208M [GeForce GT 740M]
DisplayName: 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
DisplayName: HP Truevision HD
DisplayName: Microsoft? Nano Transceiver v1.0

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Finally got Chromium browser running as an xdg-app, and not just building (which was nice too, but not that useful), as a result of my attendance to the GNOME Software hackfest. And it even seems to work!

Anyway, this is far from over, but for now I'm quite satisfied with the results. Special thanks to +Richard Hughes for inviting me over and to +Alexander Larsson for his help with my dumb questions during the hackfest!
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I'm an electronic engineer who likes to write free software. At some point in my life, I've probably caused a crash on your computer.
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