Articles in the Blog category

  1. BuildStream packages for Fedora

    I have been working with BuildStream quite a bit lately, mostly on the next Freedesktop SDK.

    BuildStream is still changing quickly, so upstream recommends installing from Git.

    Eventually though, we will want to have packages of the latest release in all major Linux distributions. To that end, I've just packaged …

  2. Following GNOME nightly Flatpak builds

    Over at GNOME, we build an SDK and lots of apps as flatpaks, directly from Git master. Unfortunately, the builds are quite regularly broken, and need a lot of baby-sitting to fix issues.

    I used to do that regularly, but stopped sometimes after GUADEC 2017. With the freedesktop-sdk effort, I …

  3. Flatpaking a web server

    Someone asked in #flatpak whether it was possible to package a web server.

    I knew it was possible, but was curious as to how exactly.

    So I wrote a trivial "web server":

    #!/bin/bash
    
    /usr/bin/python3 -m http.server 8000
    

    And a Flatpak manifest to package that script:

    {
      "id …
  4. My Free Software activities in June 2018

    Note: This is a new thing I'm trying: write a monthly report of my contributions to Free Software. Let's see how long that lasts. (Three months in a row! I've never blogged so regularly! 😅)

    This month I didn't contribute much to free software, because I took some time off and …

  5. My Free Software activities in May 2018

    Note: This is a new thing I'm trying: write a monthly report of my contributions to Free Software. Let's see how long that lasts. (I'm surprised I've been able to do it two months in a row)

    Unemployment is great so far, giving me a lot of time to contribute …

  6. Le bonheur au laser

    Je suis récemment devenu membre du Laboratoire Ouvert Villeurbannais, un hackerspace du coin.

    Entre autres choses, il y a une découpeuse laser, et j'avais très envie de m'amuser avec.

    N'ayant pas spécialement de projet utile pour le moment, j'ai décidé de commencer par une décoration simple.

    La tradition à Hong …

  7. My Free Software activities in April 2018

    Note: This is a new thing I'm trying: write a monthly report of my contributions to Free Software. Let's see how long that lasts. (my bets are on doing it only this once)

    Being unemployed, I've had a bit more time than usual to contribute to a few different projects …

  8. Building applications for other architectures with Flatpak

    When I added Blender to Flathub, the build failed on ARM and Aarch64.

    Not having access to a machine in any of these architectures, I was wondering how I could try and reproduce the build failure, in order to fix it.

    Fortunately, Flatpak comes with fantastic tools.

    I quickly found …

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