Fedora 11 Presto, OpenOffice.org 3.1, Plymouth


Hi again!

Fortunately, it seems that Fedora 11 repository and its updates repository support Presto, so that you can get delta RPMs instead of complete RPMs if you’ve installed yum-presto package. That’s great!🙂 It means much faster updates (if you do not have a really fast internet connection!), and even it is now possible to think about updating your Fedora using a dial-up connection officially! (I actually did it before using unofficial presto repositories). Download savings vary, but it’s great anyway! You can see a great size reduction for the update I made minutes ago:
Size of all updates downloaded from Presto-enabled repositories: 4.9M
Size of updates that would have been downloaded if Presto wasn’t enabled: 77M
This is a savings of 94 percent

🙂

Now, let us have a look at OpenOffice.org 3.1! Do you remember the long standing justify bug in Persian(Farsi) language I talked about before?! Well, finally it is fixed in this new OpenOffice.org version! Not only the bug is fixed, the support for justify paragraph in Arabic scripts is improved too. Good news!

And finally, it seems that plymouth now uses themes rather than plugins! So, don’t forget to install plymouth theme packages, and also use plymouth-set-default-theme command instead of plymouth-set-default-plugin! For example:
plymouth-set-default-theme charge

/usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd

(I wonder why plymouth-update-initrd is so hidden, as it is required for changing plymouth theme anyway!)

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by k on May 23, 2009 at 10:34 am

    The new command seems to be:
    plymouth-set-default-theme charge –rebuild-initrd

    Reply

  2. Yes, thanks! It’s surprising to see that you should look inside the script to find out its usage! A –help parameter is missing!🙂

    Reply

  3. Posted by masrour on June 1, 2009 at 11:50 am

    don worry my friend, your dinner time and place have been decided a long time ago!🙂
    I’ll be waiting for you!

    by the way, great post, like always!

    Reply

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