Category Archives: Reports

A quick look at Quickemu

I have already blogged in the past about kvm/qemu. Using the “Virtual Machine Manager” might not be straightforward initially. I’ve heard about Quickemu, which has this goal: Quickly create and run optimised Windows, macOS and Linux desktop virtual machines. In this blog post, I’m describing my experience with quickemu in Arch. The package is available […]

My Ansible Role for KDE

I have already started blogging about Ansible; in particular, I have shown how to develop and test an Ansible role with Molecule and Docker, also on Gitpod. I have also shown my Ansible role for GNOME. This blog post will describe my Ansible role for installing the KDE Plasma desktop environment with several programs and […]

A look at Ubuntu 23.10 Mantic Minotaur

Nowadays, I mostly use Arch-based distributions (especially with EndeavourOS). So I haven’t been using Ubuntu for a while and decided to try it again now that the brand new release, 23.10 “Mantic Minotaur”, is available. I tested it on my Dell XPS 13. Here we are in the live environment: Let’s start the installation. This […]

My Ansible Role for GNOME

I have already started blogging about Ansible; in particular, I have shown how to develop and test an Ansible role with Molecule and Docker, also on Gitpod. This blog post will describe my Ansible role for installing the GNOME desktop environment with several programs and configurations. As for the other roles I’ve blogged about, this […]

Installing EndeavourOS ARM on a PineBook Pro

I have already blogged about installing Arch on a PineBook Pro: the first article and the second article. In this blog post, I’ll describe how to install EndeavourOS on a PineBook Pro. As detailed here, https://arm.endeavouros.com/endeavouros-arm-install/, there are 3 ways to install EndeavourOS on an Arm device like the PineBook Pro. In this blog post, I’ll […]

My Ansible Role for “Oh My Zsh” and other CLI programs

I have already started blogging about Ansible; in particular, I have shown how to develop and test an Ansible role with Molecule and Docker, also on Gitpod. This blog post will describe my Ansible role for installing “Oh My Zsh” and several command line programs. The role also installs the starship prompt or the p10k […]

Xtext, monorepo and Maven/Tycho

TL; DR: Xtext sources are now in a single Git monorepo (https://github.com/eclipse/xtext), and the build infrastructure is based entirely on Maven/Tycho (Gradle is not used anymore). Background A few years ago, Xtext sources were split into 6 separate GitHub repositories. I did not take part in that decision (I guess at that time, I wasn’t […]

My script for automated Arch Linux installation

In a previous post, I reported the procedure for installing Arch Linux. The procedure is basically the one shown in the official Arch Wiki. After a few manual steps, this post will show my installation script for automatically installing Arch Linux. I took inspiration from https://github.com/ChrisTitusTech/ArchTitus, but, differently from that project, my script is NOT […]

Installing EndeavourOS Linux on an Acer Aspire Vero

I have already blogged about my new computer Acer Aspire Vero and how to install Ubuntu on that. In this blog post, I’ll briefly discuss installing EndeavourOS on the same computer. I wrote it some months ago, so it’s not based on the new EndeavourOS Cassini version. It’s based on Endeavour OS Nova. However, the […]

Installing Ubuntu Linux on an Acer Aspire Vero

As I wrote in this other article, I recently bought an Acer Aspire Vero, which I greatly enjoy. Of course, I immediately installed Linux on this machine. In this article, I’ll report my experience installing Ubuntu (Ubuntu 22.10 “Kinetic Kudu”) on this Acer Aspire Vero. Although nowadays I’m mainly an Arch Linux user, when installing […]

Acer Aspire Vero, Unboxing and First Impressions

During the last “Black Friday,” I bought this laptop: Acer Aspire AV15-51-58J2 39,6 cm (15.6″) Full HD Intel® Core™ i5 16 GB DDR4-SDRAM 512 GB SSD Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) Windows 11 Home. (Intel Evo certified, by the way) I paid 599 instead of 899 euros, that’s a significant discount (especially for its features, mentioned above […]