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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."
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With the release of Fedora 14, the blogosphere is abuzz with talk about its release, and after a quick trip to http://planet.fedoraproject.org/ you will discover dozens of posts covering the release.
  
[[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.
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The Red Hat Press office outlined some of the new features available in Fedora 14, including new debugging-related<ref>http://press.redhat.com/2010/10/28/fedora-14-dives-deeply-into-memory-debugging/</ref> capabilities and ways to use Fedora 14 "in the cloud"<ref>http://press.redhat.com/2010/10/28/fedora-14-has-its-head-in-the-cloud/</ref> on Amazon EC2.
  
[[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.
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The [Docs Project|Fedora Documentation Project] enumerated<ref>http://blogs.fedoraproject.org/wp/docsproject/2010/11/02/fedora-14-documentation-now-available/</ref> all of the different pieces of documentation that are available for Fedora 14 from the Amateur Radio Guide to the Musicians’ Guide and the Storage Administration Guide.
  
[[RoozbehPournader|Roozbeh Pournader]] mentioned<ref>http://www.advogato.org/person/roozbeh/diary.html?start=163</ref> that Unicode 6.0 has been released.  
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In "This Week in Anaconda" parts 2 and 3, [[User:Clumens|Chris Lumens]] continued sharing some of the recent developments. One of the more noticeable changes is the dropping<ref>http://www.bangmoney.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/155-This-Week-in-Anaconda-2.html</ref> of support for multi-disc <ref>http://www.bangmoney.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/156-This-Week-in-Anaconda-3.html</ref>
  
[[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.
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[[RichardHughes|Richard Hughes]] adapted<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2010/11/02/packagekit-and-debian-2/</ref> PackageKit to Debian's debconf, potentially bringing PackageKit to a larger audience. The next change was an addition<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2010/11/03/preupgrade-meet-packagekit/</ref> to PackageKit, allowing it to work with the [[PreUpgrade|preupgrade]] system for upgrading between major Fedora versions.
 
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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.
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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.
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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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Revision as of 18:34, 7 November 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

With the release of Fedora 14, the blogosphere is abuzz with talk about its release, and after a quick trip to http://planet.fedoraproject.org/ you will discover dozens of posts covering the release.

The Red Hat Press office outlined some of the new features available in Fedora 14, including new debugging-related[1] capabilities and ways to use Fedora 14 "in the cloud"[2] on Amazon EC2.

The [Docs Project|Fedora Documentation Project] enumerated[3] all of the different pieces of documentation that are available for Fedora 14 from the Amateur Radio Guide to the Musicians’ Guide and the Storage Administration Guide.

In "This Week in Anaconda" parts 2 and 3, Chris Lumens continued sharing some of the recent developments. One of the more noticeable changes is the dropping[4] of support for multi-disc [5]

Richard Hughes adapted[6] PackageKit to Debian's debconf, potentially bringing PackageKit to a larger audience. The next change was an addition[7] to PackageKit, allowing it to work with the preupgrade system for upgrading between major Fedora versions.

  1. http://press.redhat.com/2010/10/28/fedora-14-dives-deeply-into-memory-debugging/
  2. http://press.redhat.com/2010/10/28/fedora-14-has-its-head-in-the-cloud/
  3. http://blogs.fedoraproject.org/wp/docsproject/2010/11/02/fedora-14-documentation-now-available/
  4. http://www.bangmoney.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/155-This-Week-in-Anaconda-2.html
  5. http://www.bangmoney.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/156-This-Week-in-Anaconda-3.html
  6. http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2010/11/02/packagekit-and-debian-2/
  7. http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2010/11/03/preupgrade-meet-packagekit/