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== Planet Fedora ==
 
== Planet Fedora ==
  
In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora<ref>http://planet.fedoraproject.org</ref> - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide. This edition covers highlights from the past three weeks.
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This is the Planet Fedora section, covering news from planet.fedoraproject.org[http://planet.fedoraproject.org], a collection of blogs from Fedora users spanning the globe.  
  
Contributing Writer: [[User:Abatkin|Adam Batkin]]
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Contributing Writer: [[User:Jbraun|Joel Braun]]
  
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=== Events ===
  
=== General ===
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====FudCon Pune 2011====
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[[user:kishan|Kishan Goyal]] posted on his experience on day 2 at FudCon Pune<ref>http://kishangoyal.co.cc/post/12549697509/fudcon-pune-11-day-2</ref>.
  
[[DanielBerrange|Daniel Berrange]] explained<ref>http://berrange.com/posts/2010/02/15/guest-cpu-model-configuration-in-libvirt-with-qemukvm/</ref> how <tt>libvirt</tt> deals with different CPU models and passing on their capabilities to guests. "Every hypervisor has its own policies for what a guest will see for its CPUs by default, Xen just passes through the host CPU, with QEMU/KVM the guest sees a generic model called "qemu32" or "qemu64".  VMWare does something more advanced, classifying all physical CPUs into a handful of groups and has one baseline CPU model for each group that’s exposed to the guest...libvirt does not like to enforce policy itself, preferring just to provide the mechanism on which the higher layers define their own desired policy...In the 0.7.5 release that will be in Fedora 13, there is finally a comprehensive mechanism for controlling guest CPUs."
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[[user:jsimon|Joerg Simon]] posted pictures<ref>http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/11/fudcon-pune-2011-travel-und-event.html</ref> of the event.
  
[[User:Nicubunu|Nicu Buceli]] displayed<ref>http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2010/02/braking-for-alpha.html</ref> the different concepts for Fedora 13 artwork.
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[[user:izhar|Izhar Firdaus]] wrote about his experience<ref>http://blog.kagesenshi.org/2011/11/fudcon-pune-2011.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ShadowLogs%2FFedora+%28%3A%3A+Shadow+Logs%3A%3A+Fedora%29#!/2011/11/fudcon-pune-2011.html</ref> at FudCon, as well as some thoughts on the atmosphere of the event.
  
[[User:Poelstra|John Poelstra]] discussed<ref>http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/getting-fedora-out-of-the-if-then-loop/</ref> the value of having a target audience for Fedora, as well as concerns with stagnant download numbers for the distribution.
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[[user:suchakra|Suchakra]] also blogged on Fudcon Pune<ref>http://suchakra.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/fudcon%e2%86%94funcon-pune-2011/</ref>.
  
[[User:Smooge|Stephen Smoogen]] looked at<ref>http://smoogespace.blogspot.com/2010/02/fedora-and-its-many-audiences.html</ref> and its many <i>different</i> target audiences. "Looking through the long conversations, it is clear that some people are talking about Fedora the distribution, others are talking about Fedora the community, Fedora the websites, Fedora the desktop, or even Fedora the hat. Very few people go into what they are talking about and everyone seems to assume that the other person knows exactly what is going on in their heads."
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[[user:kushal|Kushal Das]] posted photos<ref>http://kushaldas.in/2011/11/10/photoset-from-fudcon-pune-2011/</ref> of the event to his blog.
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===Fedora Community===
  
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] revamped<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/authconfig-gtk-ui-revamp/</ref> the <tt>authconfig-gtk</tt>/<tt>system-config-authentication</tt> dialog, described as "a box of chocolates GUI, meaning 'you never know what you’re going to get'" since, among other issues, it "allows you to check off as many and whatever identity and authentication methods you desire, even if the combinations make no sense."
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The release of Fedora 16 has been the main topic of the blogroll recently, and it's fair to say that it's being greeted with open arms by many of the users.
  
[[User:Mjc|Mark J Cox]] disclosed<ref>http://www.awe.com/mark/blog/20100216.html</ref> some interesting statistics for security flaws in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. "During the creation and review of the list we spent some time to see how closely last years list matched the types of flaws we deal with at Red Hat. We first looked at all the issues that Red Hat fixed across our entire product portfolio in the 2009 calendar year and filtered out those that had the highest severity. All our 2009 vulnerabilities have CVSS scores, so we filtered on those that have a CVSS base score of 7.0 or above."
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[[user:jjmartinez|Juanjo Martinez]] blogged on his first impressions of F16, calling it an "impressive release"<ref>http://engbblog.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/welcome-fedora-16/</ref>.
  
[[User:Brejc8|Charles Brej]] described<ref>http://brej.org/blog/?p=346</ref> how you can update your system BIOS without having to use Windows or a USB stick.
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===General===
  
[[JoshBressers|Josh Bressers]] examined<ref>http://www.bress.net/blog/archives/181-I-am-an-Infinite-Monkey.html</ref> an MSDN Blogs post titled "Microsoft's Many Eyeballs and the Security Development Lifecycle". Josh concludes "The original article I'm mostly disagreeing with here concludes with the usual old data that Microsoft releases fewer security advisories than Open Source does. This is of course a red herring meant to distract the reader. They've been caught multiple times only releasing one advisory for multiple flaws. With closed source, there isn't a good way to tell what's all getting fixed. In Open Source, we can't hide anything, it's all there. This keeps us honest."
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[[User:adamwill|Adam Williamson]] posted about <ref>http://www.happyassassin.net/2011/11/10/stupid-fedora-tricks/</ref>starting work on Fedora 17, and experimentation with the new kernel in a virtualized environment.
 
 
Although probably only a coincidence (Planet Fedora generally doesn't usually spend very much time being hostile to Microsoft), [[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] explained<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/why-the-windows-registry-sucks-technically/</ref> "Why the Windows Registry sucks ... technically".
 
 
 
[[User:Lennart|Lennart Poettering]] created<ref>http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/speaker-setup.html</ref> a new utility, <tt>gnome-speaker-setup</tt>. "The tool should be very robust and even deal with the weirdest channel mappings."
 
 
 
[[User:Zoltanh721|Zoltan Hoppar]] announced<ref>http://el-camino-in-linux.blogspot.com/2010/02/announcing-project-osmocombb-open.html</ref> "OsmocomBB:  A Free and Open Source software project to create a Free Software GSM baseband firmware"
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 06:21, 11 November 2011

Planet Fedora

This is the Planet Fedora section, covering news from planet.fedoraproject.org[1], a collection of blogs from Fedora users spanning the globe.

Contributing Writer: Joel Braun

Events

FudCon Pune 2011

Kishan Goyal posted on his experience on day 2 at FudCon Pune[1].

Joerg Simon posted pictures[2] of the event.

Izhar Firdaus wrote about his experience[3] at FudCon, as well as some thoughts on the atmosphere of the event.

Suchakra also blogged on Fudcon Pune[4].

Kushal Das posted photos[5] of the event to his blog.

Fedora Community

The release of Fedora 16 has been the main topic of the blogroll recently, and it's fair to say that it's being greeted with open arms by many of the users.

Juanjo Martinez blogged on his first impressions of F16, calling it an "impressive release"[6].

General

Adam Williamson posted about [7]starting work on Fedora 17, and experimentation with the new kernel in a virtualized environment.