Category Archives: Reports

Fixing Docker problems in Fedora

In this post, I’ll describe a few problems with Docker in Fedora and how to fix them. In particular, I’ll try to provide an analysis of the problems and the sources of the solutions. I’ve experienced a few problems with Docker in Fedora (35 and 36). I first installed docker-ce by following the official documentation: […]

Again woes for KDE and Google Accounts

TL;DR If you want to access your Google Calendars from Korganizer or Kalendar, remember to enable “Enable the KDE wallet subsystem”. I had already written about the cumbersome procedure to access Google accounts in KDE, and I thought I had learned enough to “easily” set my Google calendars in KDE. I was wrong. Today I […]

Some benchmarks for building an Eclipse project: Linux, Windows, macOS (M1)

I want to share some benchmarks for building an Eclipse project with Maven/Tycho. I built the project on Linux, Windows, and macOS (in particular, on my Mac Air M1 2020). I stressed that the macOS environment is an M1, the new Arm-based chip from Apple, which is said to be quite efficient and performant. However, […]

My notes on the Grub incident in Linux Arch

In this post, I’d like to share my thoughts and the solution I adopted to circumvent the terrible incident that happened a few days ago with grub in Linux Arch. The bug affected all Arch-based distributions (not Manjaro, which is not really Arch-based, but for sure EndeavourOS and Arch itself). You can find the details […]

Ubuntu Jammy and Nvidia

I installed Ubuntu Jammy a few months ago, when it was released, on a desktop computer. It was a terrible experience: crashes now and then, and the Wayland session was not working well on some applications. After a week, I uninstalled it immediately and switched to Fedora on that computer. Then, a new point release […]

KDE Plasma 5.25 in Arch

After the recent release of KDE Plasma 5.25, this version landed a few days ago in Arch-based distros like EndeavourOS (the one I’m writing from). Although I’m mostly a GNOME user, I also have a few distributions installed where I’m using KDE Plasma. The new features that impressed me most are related to eye candies […]

KDE Plasma and Wayland: usability

It looks like KDE Plasma is getting usable with Wayland! This is my current testing environment for this blog post: Operating System: EndeavourOS KDE Plasma Version: 5.24.5 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.94.0 Qt Version: 5.15.4 Kernel Version: 5.15.41-1-lts (64-bit) Graphics Platform: Wayland Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz Memory: 15,3 GiB of RAM […]

Testing the new Fedora 36

Fedora 36 has just been released, and I couldn’t resist trying it right away. I had already started using Fedora 35 daily (though I have several Linux distributions installed), and I’ve been enjoying it so far. Before upgrading my Fedora 35 installations, I decided to install Fedora 36 on a virtual machine with VirtualBox. These […]

Getting started with KVM and Virtual Machine Manager

After playing with VirtualBox (see my posts), I’ve decided to try also KVM (based on QEMU) and Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager). The installation is straightforward. In Ubuntu systems:

In Arch-based systems:

Then, you need to add your user to the corresponding group:

Reboot, and you’re good to go. In this post, I’m […]

Linux EndeavourOS review

I’ve been using Linux EndeavourOS (the latest version, “Atlantis neo”) for a few days now, and I love it! I mainly use Ubuntu and Kubuntu, but I recently enjoyed Manjaro, an Arch-based distro. I still haven’t tried to install the pure Arch distribution, but I learned about EndeavourOS, an Arch-based distro, which is pure Arch. […]

Using the Unison File Synchronizer on macOS

For ages, I’ve been using the excellent Unison file synchronizer to synchronize my directories across several Linux machines, using the SSH protocol. I love it! 🙂 Unison gives you complete control over the synchronization, and, most of all, it’s a two-way synchronizer. Quoting from its home page: Unison is a file-synchronization tool for OSX, Unix, […]

My new book on TDD, Build Automation and Continuous Integration

I haven’t been blogging for some time now. I’m getting back to blogging by announcing my new book on TDD (Test-Driven Development), Build Automation and Continuous Integration. The title is indeed, “Test-Driven Development, Build Automation, Continuous Integration (with Java, Eclipse and friends)” and can be bought from https://leanpub.com/tdd-buildautomation-ci. The main goal of the book is […]

Eclipse tested with a few Gnome themes

In this small blog post I’ll show how Eclipse looks like in Linux Gnome (Ubuntu 17.10) with a few Gnome themes. First of all, the default Ubuntu theme, Ambiance, makes Eclipse look not very nice… see the icons, which are “packed” and “compressed” in the toolbar, not to mention the cut “Filter Files” textbox in […]

Dealing with Technical Debt with Sonarqube: a case study with Xsemantics

I recently started to play with Sonarqube to reduce “technical debt” and hopefully improve code quality. I’d like to report on my experiences about using Sonarqube to analyze Xsemantics, a DSL for writing rule systems (e.g., type systems) for Xtext languages. I was already using the Jenkins Continuous Integration server, and while building I was […]