Debian GNOME/systemd sprint

Last weekend was a pretty busy weekend as we had our first joined Debian GNOME/systemd sprint.  10 people gathered at my employer office Inuits in Antwerp to work together on GNOME and systemd integration in Debian.

I worked mainly on GNOME packages, helping with transitions and packaging new bits for the GNOME 3.12 release. We also discussed a lot of things like the switch of the team repository from svn to git and the version of GNOME that we are planning to ship in Jessie.

I really think this was a very constructive sprint and such event should happen more often, we already planned to do this again near the release of 3.14.

The full log of the sprint can be found at: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/05/msg00001.html

Hide partitions in nautilus

If you want to hide a partition in nautilus (which uses udisks2), you can do that easily by setting the UDISKS_IGNORE environment to 1 in an udev rules file.

The following example hides all the partitions that have a logical volume name that finishes by “-sbuild”:

$ cat /etc/udev/rules.d/99-hide-lv-udisks.rules
ENV{DM_LV_NAME}=="*-sbuild", ENV{UDISKS_IGNORE}="1"

After that you need to run “udevadm trigger” as root, the disks should then immediately disappear from nautilus.

You can use “udevadm info” to see the different environment variables that could be used to identify a disk/partition.