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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] posted the first five<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/ocaml-internals/</ref><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/ocaml-internals-part-2-strings-and-other-types/</ref><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/08/06/ocaml-internals-part-3-the-minor-heap/</ref><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/08/07/ocaml-internals-part-4-the-major-heap/</ref><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/ocaml-internals-part-5-garbage-collection/</ref> parts to a series "A beginners guide to OCaml internals. Topics covered include all kinds of internal details such as the different heaps and garbage collection.
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It has been about four weeks since the last installment of Planet Fedora here, so we'll be presenting a mix of interesting topics covering that time period. Normal weekly coverage should resume next week.
  
[[LuisVilla|Luis Villa]] asked<ref>http://tieguy.org/blog/2009/08/02/how-do-busy-people-deal-with-identicatwitter/</ref> "how do busy people deal with identica/twitter?"
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[[User:Nicubunu|Nicu Buceli]] expressed<ref>http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2009/08/great-panda-debate.html</ref> concern about The Great Panda Debate. "Already Panda iz in ur computer, developing Fedora".
  
[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] shared<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/08/03/tech-support-with-parents/</ref> a humorous "Tech Support Conversation With Parents".
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] did a few sets of UI mockups for Fedora. The first mockup<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/08/11/fedora-spins-site-idea/</ref> was of a new look for the Fedora Spins site. The other<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/anaconda-advanced-storage-devices/</ref> was for a new set of screens for handling advanced storage device configuration in Anaconda.
  
[[User:Lucabotti|Luca Botti]] wrote<ref>http://www.lbotti.net/blog/2009/08/03/java-and-fedora/</ref> a tutorial on installing Sun's Java on Fedora, without breaking RPM.
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[[ColinWalters|Colin Walters]] showed off<ref>http://cgwalters.livejournal.com/25818.html</ref> mockups of the new Gnome 3 shell, which radically changes the way that applications are launched and managed.
  
[[User:Kanarip|Jeroen van Meeuwen]] wondered<ref>http://www.kanarip.com/node/842</ref> about possible solutions to the space constraints for Fedora Live CDs. Could document or additional locales be dropped? Should Live CDs be dropped altogether (leaving Live DVDs)?
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[[User:Overholt|Andrew Overholt]] mentioned<ref>http://overholt.ca/wp/?p=135</ref> that a new version of the Eclipse Linux Tools (0.3.0) has been released. Eye candy included.
  
[[VenkateshHariharan|Venkatesh Hariharan]] republished<ref>http://osindia.blogspot.com/2009/08/power-of-open-source-development.html</ref> an article originally from the August 2009 edition of Network Computing's India edition, titled "The Power of Open Source Development".
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[[User:Jspaleta|Jef Spaleta]] analyzed<ref>http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/46759.html</ref><ref>http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/47023.html</ref> the productivity of Fedora packagers and the rate that the number of Fedora packages and Fedora packagers has changed over the last few releases.
  
[[Peter Hutterer|Peter Hutterer]] made<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2009/08/case-for-zsh.html</ref> the case for ZSH (ed: Agreed, ZSH rocks!) while [[User:Bochecha|Mathieu Bridon]] scripted<ref>http://blog.fedora-fr.org/bochecha/post/2009/08/A-git-aware-prompt</ref> bash (easily translatable to ZSH) to make the shell prompt git aware.
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] looked at<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/08/27/getting-fedora-survey-results/</ref> the "Getting Fedora" survey results. Also, further discussion<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/08/27/getting-fedora-survey-result-discussion/</ref>.
  
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] proposed<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/fedora-website-design-ideas/</ref> a few ideas for a new Fedora website design.
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[[User:Mjc|Mark J Cox]] examined<ref>http://www.awe.com/mark/blog/20090902.html</ref> the security vulnerabilities affecting RHEL between release 5.3 and (the just-released) 5.4.
  
[[User:Ujjwol|Ujjwol Lamichhane]] presented<ref>http://ujjwollamichhane.blogspot.com/2009/08/sanskrit.html</ref> (at BarCamp Kathmandu 2009<ref>http://ujjwollamichhane.blogspot.com/2009/08/review-creating-history-barcamp.html</ref>) all about संस्कृत (Sanskrit) and its relation to (and usage in) computing.
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[[TimWaugh|Tim Waugh]] described<ref>http://cyberelk.net/tim/2009/08/11/policykit-and-printing/</ref> how printing has improved and is more flexible in Fedora, now that PolicyKit has been integrated with CUPS.
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[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] presented<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/08/11/a-vision-for-fedorahosted-org/</ref> a vision for [http://fedorahosted.org/].
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[[LuisVilla|Luis Villa]] asked<ref>http://tieguy.org/blog/2009/08/12/state-of-the-art-for-bounties/</ref> if "there a state of the art for free software project bounties?"
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[[User:Bochecha|Mathieu Bridon]] continued<ref>http://blog.fedora-fr.org/bochecha/post/2009/08/A-git-aware-prompt-%28part2%29</ref> developing a git-aware BASH prompt.
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[[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] explained<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2009/08/16/how-the-zikula-based-test-instance-of-fi-was-put-up-part- 1/</ref> "How the zikula-based test instance of FI was put up, part 1". (Zikula is the new CMS that is being deployed for a number of Fedora sites)
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[[User:Nicubunu|Nicu Buceli]] posted<ref>http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2009/08/report-flosscamp-2009.html</ref> photos from FLOSSCamp 2009.
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[[RichardHughes|Richard Hughes]] stumbled<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/08/17/gnome-power-manager-and-blanking-removal-of-bodges/</ref> upon an interesting bug in gnome-power-manager, where the screen will suddenly blank, even though the system is in active use.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] answered<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/how-does-mount-load-the-right-kernel-module/</ref> the question "How does mount load the right kernel module?"
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[[User:Kparal|Kamil Páral]] introduced<ref>http://kparal.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/zsync-transfer-large-files-efficiently/</ref> zsync, a tool that can efficiently synchronize binary files over a network. "It allows you to download a file from a remote server, where you have a copy of an older version of the file on your computer already. zsync downloads only the new parts of the file."
  
 
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Revision as of 13:53, 6 September 2009

Planet Fedora

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora[1] - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

General

It has been about four weeks since the last installment of Planet Fedora here, so we'll be presenting a mix of interesting topics covering that time period. Normal weekly coverage should resume next week.

Nicu Buceli expressed[1] concern about The Great Panda Debate. "Already Panda iz in ur computer, developing Fedora".

Máirín Duffy did a few sets of UI mockups for Fedora. The first mockup[2] was of a new look for the Fedora Spins site. The other[3] was for a new set of screens for handling advanced storage device configuration in Anaconda.

Colin Walters showed off[4] mockups of the new Gnome 3 shell, which radically changes the way that applications are launched and managed.

Andrew Overholt mentioned[5] that a new version of the Eclipse Linux Tools (0.3.0) has been released. Eye candy included.

Jef Spaleta analyzed[6][7] the productivity of Fedora packagers and the rate that the number of Fedora packages and Fedora packagers has changed over the last few releases.

Máirín Duffy looked at[8] the "Getting Fedora" survey results. Also, further discussion[9].

Mark J Cox examined[10] the security vulnerabilities affecting RHEL between release 5.3 and (the just-released) 5.4.

Tim Waugh described[11] how printing has improved and is more flexible in Fedora, now that PolicyKit has been integrated with CUPS.

Michael DeHaan presented[12] a vision for [1].

Luis Villa asked[13] if "there a state of the art for free software project bounties?"

Mathieu Bridon continued[14] developing a git-aware BASH prompt.

Mel Chua explained[15] "How the zikula-based test instance of FI was put up, part 1". (Zikula is the new CMS that is being deployed for a number of Fedora sites)

Nicu Buceli posted[16] photos from FLOSSCamp 2009.

Richard Hughes stumbled[17] upon an interesting bug in gnome-power-manager, where the screen will suddenly blank, even though the system is in active use.

Richard W.M. Jones answered[18] the question "How does mount load the right kernel module?"

Kamil Páral introduced[19] zsync, a tool that can efficiently synchronize binary files over a network. "It allows you to download a file from a remote server, where you have a copy of an older version of the file on your computer already. zsync downloads only the new parts of the file."