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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.
 
In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora<ref>http://planet.fedoraproject.org</ref> - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.
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As you may have noticed, FWN's Planet Fedora beat has been on a vacation for the past few weeks. Well, we're back. This week's coverage will include a number of selections from the past month or so.
  
 
Contributing Writer: [[User:Abatkin|Adam Batkin]]
 
Contributing Writer: [[User:Abatkin|Adam Batkin]]
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=== General ===
 
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[[User:Jdieter|Jonathan Dieter]] mentioned<ref>http://cedarandthistle.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/deltarpms-mostly-fixed-in-fedora/</ref> that deltarpms should be working again now for Fedora 13.
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[[User:Poelstra|John Poelstra]] explained<ref>http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/shipping-on-time-is-a-feature-for-fedora-14/</ref> how shipping on time can be a feature for Fedora 14. "In the grand scheme of things, two weeks late on a software release is hardly anything, and yet, given a choice, I’d like Fedora to be known as the distribution that always ships on time."
 
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[[BenjaminOtte|Benjamin Otte]] analyzed<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/otte/2010/06/26/fun-with-benchmarks/</ref> the performance of Cairo with a number of different graphics chipset and driver configurations. The results may surprise you.
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] found<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/some-geeky-comics/</ref> a bunch of amusing geeky comic strips. But more seriously, Máirín identified<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/first-fedora-design-ninja-identified/</ref> the first "Fedora Design Bounty Ninja". "Jef responded to our first Fedora Design Bi-Weekly Bounty just a couple of hours after it was posted, and he did an amazing job putting together a 6-page layout for the Fedora 13 feature profiles, carefully adhering to all of the Fedora branding guidelines and providing all of his source work!"
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[[User:Adamwill|Adam Williamson]] reminded<ref>http://www.happyassassin.net/2010/06/26/a-quick-reminder-on-64-bit-flash/</ref> Flash users running 64-bit systems how they can use Flash Player, now that the 64-bit downloads have been pulled.
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[[User:Ajamison|Andrew Vermilya Jamison]] outled<ref>http://blogs.andyjamison.com/andy/2010/06/26/fedora-13-way-more-then-hype-part-2-general-usability/</ref> a few of the exciting new features of Fedora 13.
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[[User:Lennart|Lennart Poettering]] suggested<ref>http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/ids.html</ref> a number of sources of data that could be used under Linux to help generate unique identifiers. "When programming software that cooperates with software running on behalf of other users, other sessions or other computers it is often necessary to work with unique identifiers. These can be bound to various hardware and software objects as well as lifetimes. Often, when people look for such an ID to use they pick the wrong one because semantics and lifetime or the IDs are not clear."
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Lennart also wrote<ref>http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/locking.html</ref> a<ref>http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/locking2.html</ref> pair of articles on handling locking under Linux (and the sad state of locking under Linux in general).
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[[LuisVilla|Luis Villa]] dissected<ref>http://tieguy.org/blog/2010/06/28/first-thoughts-on-bilski/</ref> the US Supreme Court Bilski ruling. "I'm afraid that at the end of this brief train ride, my only firm conclusion can be that the real winners here are patent lawyers - this decision creates no new certainties, only uncertainties, which will encourage patenters to spend more money patenting things, and the rest of us to waste time and energy worrying about the problem - time and energy that should have been spent on innovating..."
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] decided to start blogging the Fedora Board meetings. So far, posts are up from the July 2, 2010<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/fedora-board-meeting-2-jul-2010/</ref> and July 16<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/fedora-board-meeting-16-july-2010/</ref> meetings. Highlights include the announcement of a new Fedora Project leader ([[User:Jsmith|Jared Smith]]), a trial change in the board meeting format and information about all Fedora contributors getting ponies.
  
The Red Hat Press Office announced<ref>http://press.redhat.com/2010/06/29/introducing-fedora-project-leader-jared-smith/</ref> that [[User:Jsmith|Jared Smith]] will become the new Fedora Project Leader. [[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] posted<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=3259</ref> a few words about passing on the baton to Jared.
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In a separate series of posts, Máirín updated<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/fedora-websites-design-status/</ref> us on the status of the Fedora websites since "the Fedora Design team and Fedora Websites team along with the Fedora Board have been working towards a completely updated web presence for Fedora over the past couple of releases." Included is a mockup<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/fedoraproject-org-front-page-redesign-mockup-1/</ref> for the front page of the Fedora Project website and potential fedoraproject.org page headers<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/some-www-fpo-header-mockups/</ref>.
  
 
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Revision as of 22:58, 4 August 2010

Planet Fedora

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

As you may have noticed, FWN's Planet Fedora beat has been on a vacation for the past few weeks. Well, we're back. This week's coverage will include a number of selections from the past month or so.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

  1. http://planet.fedoraproject.org

General

John Poelstra explained[1] how shipping on time can be a feature for Fedora 14. "In the grand scheme of things, two weeks late on a software release is hardly anything, and yet, given a choice, I’d like Fedora to be known as the distribution that always ships on time."

Máirín Duffy decided to start blogging the Fedora Board meetings. So far, posts are up from the July 2, 2010[2] and July 16[3] meetings. Highlights include the announcement of a new Fedora Project leader (Jared Smith), a trial change in the board meeting format and information about all Fedora contributors getting ponies.

In a separate series of posts, Máirín updated[4] us on the status of the Fedora websites since "the Fedora Design team and Fedora Websites team along with the Fedora Board have been working towards a completely updated web presence for Fedora over the past couple of releases." Included is a mockup[5] for the front page of the Fedora Project website and potential fedoraproject.org page headers[6].

  1. http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/shipping-on-time-is-a-feature-for-fedora-14/
  2. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/fedora-board-meeting-2-jul-2010/
  3. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/fedora-board-meeting-16-july-2010/
  4. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/fedora-websites-design-status/
  5. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/fedoraproject-org-front-page-redesign-mockup-1/
  6. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/some-www-fpo-header-mockups/