Archive for February, 2012
Last week the Brno Red Hat office hosted two conferences, one small about logging and the Fedora Developer conference. While our focus was on logging, w also attended part of the Fedora conference and listened to some great presentations.
For a long time I was a KDE user, but around 4.5 it became too fancy for me and was in my way instead of helping my work. So I switched to Gnome 2. It provided me with a sometimes over simplified, but convenient and consistent GUI. Then suddenly Gnome 3 destroyed the whole thing with a completely redesigned interface. Also, pulse audio became mandatory with Gnome, which has a noticeable impact on sound quality (I have above the average good ears and headphones )
Last week I gave journal a try on openSUSE. I ran into a bunch of problems, both systemd/journal and packaging related. So I decided to give it a try also on Fedora Rawhide. Summary: problematic, but in another way
The development version of my favorite Linux distribution, openSUSE just received an upgrade to systemd. This version includes the “journal”, the new logging framework for systemd. Here are my first experiences.
Right now I’m supposed to be at FOSDEM, the largest yearly free software conference in Europe. I even have a presentation scheduled: http://fosdem.org/2012/schedule/event/good_upstream_syslogng On the other hand, Malev, the Hungarian Airline went bankrupt just on the day when I was supposed to fly to Brussels and canceled all flights, so I stayed at home. Long story short: You can read my presentation here, and share your comments below.
Many syslog-ng users are in the process of upgrading from version 2.0 or even from more ancient versions to 3.X. The 2.0 version was very popular, as it was in the previous version of Debian, many versions of openSUSE and v2.0.9 is still the default logger in SLES, the Enterprise version of the SUSE Linux distribution. So recently we are often asked, what is new in the 3.X series.