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"One of the hallmarks of the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, or FUDCon, is that it’s gone global...Lots of people may also know that we make sponsorships (subsidies) available for our global FUDCon events. But how do these sponsorships actually work, with regard to paying for stuff like airfares and lodging? " [[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] explains<ref>http://paul.frields.org/?p=3407</ref>.
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There is now a Fedora Updates policy<ref>[[Updates Policy]]</ref>, says<ref>http://rambleon.usebox.net/post/1209374581/fedora-updates-policy</ref> [[User:Jjmartinez|Juan J. Martínez]]. "I think it’s worth reading because, as the announcement says, it can be improved, clarified and adjusted; but it’s a very good starting point."
  
[[DanWilliams|Dan Williams]] posted<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2010/09/23/dont-try-to-run-honey/</ref> that NetworkManager 0.8.2 now supports automatically handling local caching nameservers (like dnsmasq). "Now you’ll get a local caching nameserver that will also do split DNS when you’re connected to a VPN, so that queries for resources on the secure network go to the VPN nameservers, and everything else goes to your upstream ISP."
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And to ensure that updates can be installed smoothly, [[User:Wwoods|Will Woods]] explained<ref>http://qa-rockstar.livejournal.com/10187.html</ref> how the AutoQA process and depcheck<ref>http://qa-rockstar.livejournal.com/10368.html</ref> can be used "to be sure that they (Fedora update packages) don't have any unresolved dependencies that would cause yum to reject them (and thus cause everyone to be unable to update their systems and be unhappy with Fedora and the world in general."
  
[[AmitShah|Amit Shah]] wrote<ref>http://log.amitshah.net/2010/09/auto-login-to-web-proxies-using.html</ref> a script to make NetworkManager automatically log in to a proxy server when the network interface comes up. Tired of having to go through a login screen before using wifi at hotels and coffee shops?
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Former Fedora Project Leader [[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] has been transitioning<ref>http://paul.frields.org/?p=3416</ref> to a new role at Red Hat, "Operations Manager", but will still maintain an active presence in the Fedora community. "I realized the other day after a couple questions from friends in Fedora that maybe people were interested in what I was doing. I’m always surprised by that, but I’m happy to give some more details here." [[TomCallaway|Tom Callaway]] outlined<ref>http://spot.livejournal.com/315875.html</ref> some other transitions at Red Hat and the employment opportunities now available. [[User:Poelstra|John Poelstra]] has<ref>http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/want-to-be-the-next-fedora-program-manager/</ref> more details on the new "Fedora Program Manager" role.
 
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] replied<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/virtualization-and-whom-you-trust/</ref> to concerns that libguestfs' <tt>virt-cat</tt> is dangerous. Remember, "you can already look at the shadow password file in any disk image using a hex editor. libguestfs, guestfish and virt-cat just make it easier."
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[[User:Maxamillion|Adam John Miller]] offered<ref>http://pseudogen.blogspot.com/2010/09/restructure-for-sake-of-progress.html</ref> a few thoughts on potential future directions for Fedora. "There's a lack of focus which makes marketing really difficult as there are so many things to promote and we have such a breadth of innovation wrapped up together offering a multitude of solutions which is confusing for newcomers."
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[[User:Smooge|Stephen Smoogen]] looked<ref>http://smoogespace.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-vision-of-fedora-20.html</ref> ahead into the future, at what Fedora 20 might look like.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] described<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/how-lvm-does-snapshots/</ref> some of the low-level details of how LVM does filesystem snapshots.
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Revision as of 00:49, 12 October 2010

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

  1. http://planet.fedoraproject.org

General

There is now a Fedora Updates policy[1], says[2] Juan J. Martínez. "I think it’s worth reading because, as the announcement says, it can be improved, clarified and adjusted; but it’s a very good starting point."

And to ensure that updates can be installed smoothly, Will Woods explained[3] how the AutoQA process and depcheck[4] can be used "to be sure that they (Fedora update packages) don't have any unresolved dependencies that would cause yum to reject them (and thus cause everyone to be unable to update their systems and be unhappy with Fedora and the world in general."

Former Fedora Project Leader Paul W. Frields has been transitioning[5] to a new role at Red Hat, "Operations Manager", but will still maintain an active presence in the Fedora community. "I realized the other day after a couple questions from friends in Fedora that maybe people were interested in what I was doing. I’m always surprised by that, but I’m happy to give some more details here." Tom Callaway outlined[6] some other transitions at Red Hat and the employment opportunities now available. John Poelstra has[7] more details on the new "Fedora Program Manager" role.

  1. Updates Policy
  2. http://rambleon.usebox.net/post/1209374581/fedora-updates-policy
  3. http://qa-rockstar.livejournal.com/10187.html
  4. http://qa-rockstar.livejournal.com/10368.html
  5. http://paul.frields.org/?p=3416
  6. http://spot.livejournal.com/315875.html
  7. http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/want-to-be-the-next-fedora-program-manager/