Rolling back to the last good version

Do you love to install the latest and greatest? Try out new and interesting things? Except it might break for some reason. If only you had a time machine… ...

August 30, 2022 · 3 min · Cris Dywan

How to live on containers

Presuming that one could very hypothetically use something like MicroOS for immutable servers, development machines and regular desktops for non-technical users, let’s see how that dream would look in practice. ...

September 24, 2021 · 7 min · Cris Dywan

Looking after your flatpaks

Do you have many flatpaks? From various remotes added over time? Several themes installed? Disk space is starting to run out? Read on for some tips! ...

September 18, 2021 · 5 min · Cris Dywan

Developing in Toolbox containers

The mess that is a development setup You might be running something like openSUSE Tumbleweed, Leap or MicroOS for your day to day development. Traditionally the workflow involves installing all sorts of tools you might need, enabling fun development repos like devel-perl or app-specific repos and tweaking the system configuration to your liking. Sooner or later you will learn about the existence of --allow-vendor-change and how priorities work. And as you wonder how to avoid breaking your system with conflicting packages somebody drops the containers buzzword on you!...

February 19, 2021 · 5 min · Cris Dywan