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There is now a new Fedora [[Updates Policy]], 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."
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The Red Hat Press office highlighted<ref>http://press.redhat.com/2010/10/14/fedora-14-spotlight-feature-keeping-secure-with-openscap/</ref> one of the new features in the upcoming Fedora 14: SCAP. "SCAP is a line of standards managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It provides a standardized approach to maintaining the security of systems, such as automatically verifying the presence of patches, checking system security configuration settings, and examining systems for signs of compromise."
  
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."
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] announced<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/announcing-the-virt-tools-org-website/</ref> the new [http://virt-tools.org/ http://virt-tools.org/] website. Already, the website is filled with useful documentation and articles. While on the topic of virtualization, Richard described<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/in-development-qemu-enhanced-disk-format-qed/</ref> a new on-disk format that is being developed for for VMs, QEMU Enhanced Disk format (QED). And if your VM is taking up too much space, but it is mostly empty, you can<http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/tip-making-a-disk-image-sparse/</ref> make your VM disk sparse.
  
...And just in case something goes wrong with your RPM database, [[IngvarHagelund|Ingvar Hagelund]] has<ref>http://ingvar.blog.linpro.no/2010/10/05/fix-a-totally-broken-rpm-database-on-rhel4/</ref> the answer.
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[[JesusRodriguez|Jesus Rodriguez]] explained<ref>http://zeusville.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/virtualbox-kvm/</ref> how to convert a VM from VirtualBox to KVM, and included lots of shiny Virtual Machine Manager screenshots.
  
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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[[RoozbehPournader|Roozbeh Pournader]] mentioned<ref>http://www.advogato.org/person/roozbeh/diary.html?start=163</ref> that Unicode 6.0 has been released.  
  
John Poelstra also posted<ref>http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/fedora-14-final-release-game-plan/</ref> the "Fedora 14 Final Release Game Plan". If all goes according to schedule, Fedora 14 will be unleashed in less than one month.
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[[CaolanMcNamara|Caolan McNamara]] compared<ref>http://blogs.linux.ie/caolan/2010/10/12/stl-performance-comparison-gcc-4-5-1-vs-stlport-4-5/</ref> the performance of STLPort with gcc's built-in STL.
  
[[User:Johnp|John Palmier]] released<ref>http://www.j5live.com/2010/09/29/fedora-%E2%99%A5s-python-3/</ref> the first Python 3 PyGObject module into Fedora Rawhide.
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"Some of you will remember 8-bit and 16/32-bit computers produced in the 80-ties and early 90-ties by a company called Atari. " [[User:Sharkcz|Dan Horák]] is packaging<ref>http://sharkcz.livejournal.com/6424.html</ref> some required emulators and supporting software to bring the 80's into the 21st century.
  
[[User:Lennart|Lennart Poettering]] posted<ref>http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/systemd-for-admins-3.html</ref> part 3 of "systemd for System Administrators" with the topic "How Do I Convert A SysV Init Script Into A systemd Service File?"
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[[User:Clumens|Chris Lumens]] started<ref>http://www.bangmoney.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/154-This-Week-in-Anaconda-1.html</ref> a series of posts about Anaconda. Among other things, Chris explained why Fedora and Red Hat can't switch to Ubuntu's installer.
  
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] attended<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/fedora-board-meetings-27-sept-2010-1-oct-2010/</ref> the Fedora Board meetings on 27 Sept and 1 Oct 2010. Among the highlights: "The Board for the past two months or so has been working to put together a solid vision statement for Fedora, to help guide what we do. It hasn’t been an easy road, but this meeting was our deadline to have a draft statement so the task dominated this meeting. We happily came to agreement on the following..."
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[[User:Schendje|Jef van Schendel]] created<ref>http://jefsblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/tutorial-introduction-to-inkscape-keyboard-shortcuts-with-pics/</ref> a set of keyboard shortcut cheat-sheets for Inkscape, with nifty keyboard key images.
 
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[[Peter Hutterer|Peter Hutterer]] and [[User:Ankur|Ankur Shrivastava]] shared some updates on input device support in X on Linux. First, Peter<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2010/10/thoughts-on-linux-multitouch.html</ref> met with some folks before the X Developer Conference to discuss multitouch. Next, Ankur explained<ref>http://ankurs.com/2010/10/multiple-mouse-keyboard-in-linux/</ref> how to use multiple input devices with X.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] was busy writing and posting all about Virtualization under Linux.
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First, Richard produced<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/visualizing-reads-writes-and-alignment/</ref><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/visualizing-2-watching-single-operations/</ref><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/visualizing-3-write-a-file-on-an-ext4-filesystem/</ref> an amazing tool that allows you to visualize reads and writes (and their alignment at the block-level) of a virtual machine.
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Did you know that you can run Xen as a KVM guest? You can<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/tip-run-xen-as-a-kvm-guest/</ref>.
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"So the common question I am asked is: When installing a 32 bit guest, should I choose an i686 or x86-64 (32 or 64 bit) architecture?"<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/32-or-64-bit-virtual-cpu-in-kvm/</ref>
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Finally, a guest post described<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/guest-post-converting-vmware-guests-to-libvirtkvm-guests/</ref> how to convert VMware guest machine images to become libvirt/KVM guests.
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Revision as of 00:28, 21 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

The Red Hat Press office highlighted[1] one of the new features in the upcoming Fedora 14: SCAP. "SCAP is a line of standards managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It provides a standardized approach to maintaining the security of systems, such as automatically verifying the presence of patches, checking system security configuration settings, and examining systems for signs of compromise."

Richard W.M. Jones announced[2] the new http://virt-tools.org/ website. Already, the website is filled with useful documentation and articles. While on the topic of virtualization, Richard described[3] a new on-disk format that is being developed for for VMs, QEMU Enhanced Disk format (QED). And if your VM is taking up too much space, but it is mostly empty, you can<http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/tip-making-a-disk-image-sparse/</ref> make your VM disk sparse.

Jesus Rodriguez explained[4] how to convert a VM from VirtualBox to KVM, and included lots of shiny Virtual Machine Manager screenshots.

Roozbeh Pournader mentioned[5] that Unicode 6.0 has been released.

Caolan McNamara compared[6] the performance of STLPort with gcc's built-in STL.

"Some of you will remember 8-bit and 16/32-bit computers produced in the 80-ties and early 90-ties by a company called Atari. " Dan Horák is packaging[7] some required emulators and supporting software to bring the 80's into the 21st century.

Chris Lumens started[8] a series of posts about Anaconda. Among other things, Chris explained why Fedora and Red Hat can't switch to Ubuntu's installer.

Jef van Schendel created[9] a set of keyboard shortcut cheat-sheets for Inkscape, with nifty keyboard key images.

  1. http://press.redhat.com/2010/10/14/fedora-14-spotlight-feature-keeping-secure-with-openscap/
  2. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/announcing-the-virt-tools-org-website/
  3. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/in-development-qemu-enhanced-disk-format-qed/
  4. http://zeusville.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/virtualbox-kvm/
  5. http://www.advogato.org/person/roozbeh/diary.html?start=163
  6. http://blogs.linux.ie/caolan/2010/10/12/stl-performance-comparison-gcc-4-5-1-vs-stlport-4-5/
  7. http://sharkcz.livejournal.com/6424.html
  8. http://www.bangmoney.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/154-This-Week-in-Anaconda-1.html
  9. http://jefsblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/tutorial-introduction-to-inkscape-keyboard-shortcuts-with-pics/