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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 two weeks.
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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.
  
 
Contributing Writer: [[User:Abatkin|Adam Batkin]]
 
Contributing Writer: [[User:Abatkin|Adam Batkin]]
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=== General ===
 
=== General ===
  
[[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] reported<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2009/12/07/zikula-hackfest/</ref> that there was a Zikula hackfest, which will shortly become the standard CMS for all Fedora Docs, Marketing and News.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] shared<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/12/21/tip-shell-redirection/</ref> tips for using shell redirection with arbitrary file descriptors. Some later tips include<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/examine-vmware-esx-with-libguestfs/</ref> using <tt>libguestfs</tt> to examine VMWare guest images.
  
Speaking of marketing, [[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] posted<ref>http://iquaid.org/2009/12/10/something-old-something-new-fedora-12-video/</ref> video on how "building sustainable community in Fedora leads to new innovation and new fun stuff for people to play with." And apparently<ref>http://iquaid.org/2009/12/14/how-can-we-share-some-love-about-red-hat-with-wikipedia/</ref> the Red Hat Wikipedia page<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat</ref> could use some updating.
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[[TomCallaway|Tom Callaway]] has posted<ref>http://spot.livejournal.com/312626.html</ref> new Chromium packages, and some workarounds and fixes for running with SELinux enabled.
  
[[User:Brejc8|Charles Brej]] continued<ref>http://brej.org/blog/?p=197</ref><ref>http://brej.org/blog/?p=238</ref> the Plymouth Theming Guide. If you have ever wanted your startup sequence to include a butterfly flapping its wings across the screen instead of a boring old progress bar, this is the series for you.
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[[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] explained<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2009/12/24/whats-marketing-doing-for-f13-anyway-a-show-with-dancing-penguins/</ref> what the Fedora Marketing folks are up to for Fedora 13. Hint: A lot.
  
[[RichardHughes|Richard Hughes]] created<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/12/08/shared-color-profiles/</ref> the <tt>shared-color-profiles</tt> project to collect ICC profiles for various devices for use with Gnome Color Manager. Also mentioned<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/12/16/advances-of-freedom/</ref> is a set of inexpensively available targets for use in calibrating any unknown device.
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[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg]] responded<ref>http://gregdek.livejournal.com/58631.html</ref> to criticism of the OLPC project, explaining that "OLPC is now, and has always been, a single piece of a very large puzzle" while there are many outgrowths from the OLPC work that have been incredibly successful, including the entire Netbook craze.
  
[[KarelZak|Karel Zak]] described<ref>http://karelzak.blogspot.com/2009/12/unshare1.html</ref> the new <tt>unshare</tt> command that is part of <tt>util-linux-ng</tt> 2.17. "The unshare(1) is a new command line interface to unshare Linux syscall and allows a program to run with some parts of the process execution context unshared from parent." An example shown is hiding a mounted filesystem within one shell session.
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[[User:Julian|Julian Aloofi]] described<ref>http://julianaloofi.wordpress.com/2009/12/28/the-big-problem-with-free-software/</ref> the <i>real</i> problem with Free Software. "There is one real problem with Free Software, and it is very hard to fix. I would even say it is impossible." Read on for the awesome truth.
  
[[User:Jkeating|Jesse Keating]] announced<ref>http://jkeating.livejournal.com/76407.html</ref> the upcoming move of Fedora's package source control system from CVS to Git.
 
  
[[DaveJones|Dave Jones]] presented<ref>http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/2009/12/10/annoying-kernel-packaging-bug/</ref> a conundrum in packaging the Linux kernel. "The kernel rpm package creates an initramfs file that gets dropped in /boot at install time. Creation of this file is the responsibility of dracut (or mkinitrd in older releases), called from the kernels %post script. Because we want removal of a kernel to also remove its associated initrd file (or else /boot would fill up), we used to list the initramfs file in rpms database as a %ghost file owned by the kernel..."
 
 
If you have found that your Gnome icons have disappeared from various places, [[User:Jjmartinez|Juan J. Martínez]] has<ref>http://rambleon.usebox.net/post/279165346/it-didnt-attract-that-much-attention-at-the-time</ref> your answer. And how to get them back.
 
 
[[User:Jspaleta|Jef Spaleta]] asked<ref>http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/50356.html</ref> "Can corporations be friendly?" and what that means for MySQL in the context of Oracle's purchase of Sun.
 
 
[[User:Mjw|Mark J. Wielaard]] checked in<ref>http://gnu.wildebeest.org/diary/2009/12/15/next-step-systemtap-java-hotspot-jstack-support/</ref> in support to SystemTap for tracing Java method calls through the call stack.
 
 
[[User:Hiemanshu|Hiemanshu Sharma]] introduced<ref>http://blog.hiemanshu.in/2009/12/dorrie-web-based-fedora-remixer/</ref> Dorrie, the web-based Fedora Remix(er).
 
 
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=== FUDCon Wrapup ===
 
 
Although there were lots of posts from/about FUDCon, these three posts were selected as they present good broad summaries of the event:
 
 
* [[User:Lmacken|Luke Macken]] "FUDCon Toronto 2009"<ref>http://lewk.org/blog/FUDCon-2009-Toronto.html</ref>
 
* [[User:Jlaska|James Laska]] "FUDCon Toronto trip report"<ref>http://jlaska.livejournal.com/7399.html</ref>
 
* [[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] "FUDCon Toronto report"<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=2918</ref>
 
 
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=== Virtualization ===
 
 
[[DanielBerrange|Daniel Berrange]] explained<ref>http://berrange.com/personal/diary/2009/12/using-cgroups-with-libvirt-and-lxckvm</ref> how to use CGroups ("a generic mechanism the kernel provides for grouping of processes and applying controls to those groups") with "libvirt and LXC/KVM guests in Fedora 12", another feature that was quietly added to Fedora 12.
 
 
And in case you are using VMWare and want to migrate to KVM, [[User:Gbraad|Gerard Braad]] instructed<ref>http://blog.gbraad.nl/2009/12/migrating-from-vmware-to-kvm.html</ref> on how to migrate virtual machines between the two.
 
 
Daniel Berrange also posted<ref>http://berrange.com/personal/diary/2009/12/routed-subnets-without-nat-for-libvirt</ref> how to use "Routed subnets without NAT for libvirt managed virtual machines in Fedora".
 
 
[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] finished<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/prebuilt-distributions-part-3/</ref> the three-part series on prebuilt distributions. Imagine being able to provision and built a complete virtual machine in 60 seconds...
 
  
 
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Revision as of 21:32, 10 January 2010

Planet Fedora

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora[1] - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide. This edition covers highlights from the past three weeks.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

General

Richard W.M. Jones shared[1] tips for using shell redirection with arbitrary file descriptors. Some later tips include[2] using libguestfs to examine VMWare guest images.

Tom Callaway has posted[3] new Chromium packages, and some workarounds and fixes for running with SELinux enabled.

Mel Chua explained[4] what the Fedora Marketing folks are up to for Fedora 13. Hint: A lot.

Greg DeKoenigsberg responded[5] to criticism of the OLPC project, explaining that "OLPC is now, and has always been, a single piece of a very large puzzle" while there are many outgrowths from the OLPC work that have been incredibly successful, including the entire Netbook craze.

Julian Aloofi described[6] the real problem with Free Software. "There is one real problem with Free Software, and it is very hard to fix. I would even say it is impossible." Read on for the awesome truth.