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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.
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Now that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has been released, [[User:Mjc|Mark J Cox]]  explained<ref>http://www.awe.com/mark/blog/20101111.html</ref> why there is a new package signing key, and the new layout for its key GPG files.
  
Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat commended<ref>http://press.redhat.com/2010/11/05/casting-my-vote-for-fedora-14/</ref> Fedora 14, it's amazing new features, and the new Fedora Project website design. "The release of Fedora 14 is more than just a collection of bits and bytes on a DVD – it shows that the “open source way” is alive and well. Fedora is a large and thriving community, and I’d like to take the opportunity to recognize the individuals that put time and effort into making Fedora what it is today. Fedora is not just programmers — Fedora literally has an army of developers, packagers, designers, marketers, ambassadors, translators, testers and writers from all walks of life that come together to build a new release approximately every six months."
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[[User:Wwoods|Will Woods]] is leaving<ref>http://blogs.fedoraproject.org/wp/wwoods/2010/11/11/new-job-and-a-new-job-opening-at-red-hat/</ref> the position as Fedora QA Lead. "But I’m not going real far – I’m moving to Red Hat Engineering, and joining the Installer team." And that means that there is a job opening within the Fedora Project.
  
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.
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In "This Week in Anaconda #5" [[User:Clumens|Chris Lumens]] discussed<ref>http://www.bangmoney.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/158-This-Week-in-Anaconda-5.html</ref> some future plans for the installer. In particular, the user interface (and usability) is being evaluated and <tt>btrfs</tt> will be an option (though not the default) in Fedora 15.
  
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.
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XKB's mouse emulation has been disabled by default in X, as [[Peter Hutterer|Peter Hutterer]] explains<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2010/11/xkb-mouse-emulation-removed-from.html</ref>. "Like so many other things, it is a low level feature that has virtually zero desktop integration. The only way to find out whether it is on or not is to hit a key and see the mouse cursor move...If you've accidentally enabled it the only thing you may notice is that your keypad stopped working." Don't worry, you can still turn it back on.
  
In "This Week in Anaconda" parts 2 and 3, [[User:Clumens|Chris Lumens]] continued sharing some of the recent developments. One of the more notable 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> install media sets. In Part 4, Chris explained<ref>http://www.bangmoney.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/157-This-Week-in-Anaconda-4.html</ref> how pieces of functionality that can be found in external libraries (such as libarchive's cpio support) are being used instead of duplicating that functionality within Anaconda.
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[[LuisVilla|Luis Villa]] asked<ref>http://tieguy.org/blog/2010/11/15/do-open-uis-suck-or-do-uis-without-vision-suck/</ref> (and tried to answer) do “open UIs suck”? or do “UIs without vision suck”?
  
[[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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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] summarized<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/fedora-board-meetings-12-15-nov-2010/</ref> the Fedora Board Meetings on the 12th and 15th of November, 2010.  
  
[[User:Wwoods|Will Woods]]' improvements to depcheck continued<ref>http://qa-rockstar.livejournal.com/10507.html</ref>, with discussion of handling file conflicts, and integration with the rest of the Fedora QA infrastructure.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] wrote<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/example-using-the-libguestfs-api-from-c/</ref> some sample code using <tt>libguestfs</tt> from a C program. "You might have forgotten that libguestfs is really a C library that just happens to have a lot of high level wrappers around it. But you can use the C API directly and (for a C API) it’s not too hard."
 
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] showed<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/notes-on-producing-a-minimal-compressed-filesystem/</ref> how to produce a minimal, compressed filesystem with the new <tt>virt-builder</tt> tool.
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As you may have noticed, Fedora 14 wasn't the only head-covering Linux distribution with a recent release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 was also released, sporting<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/red-hat-enterprise-linux-6/</ref> <tt>libguestfs-1.2.7-1.24.el6</tt>, but RHEL 6.1 should have libguestfs 1.6.
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[[PavolRusnak|Pavol Rusnak]]  thinks<ref>http://stick.gk2.sk/blog/2010/10/why-is-pkg-config-the-best-thing-since-sliced-bread/</ref> that "pkg-config the best thing since sliced bread". "More and more projects are using pkg-config already, but there is still a very high number of projects that don’t. This post tries to describe why using pkg-config is a good idea."
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[[User:Gbraad|Gerard Braad]] described<ref>http://blog.gbraad.nl/2010/11/how-to-setup-dual-booting-meego-11-on.html</ref> how to dual-boot Meego 1.1 on Nokia's N900 handset.
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] taught<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/girl-scouts-digital-media-class-day-1-day-2/</ref> a Digital Media class to Girl Scouts in the Boston area.
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[[User:Jkeating|Jesse Keating]] is stepping down<ref>http://jkeating.livejournal.com/78218.html</ref> from the role of lead release engineer for Fedora. "I will be taking the knowledge and lessons learned from our migration of CVS to git and applying it internally at Red Hat to migrate our internal package source control to git as well." Fear now however, [[User:Ausil|Dennis Gilmore]] will be filling the role to lead the Fedora release engineering team.
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] summarized<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/fedora-board-meeting-8-nov-2010/</ref> the Fedora Board meeting on November 8, 2010, post-Fedora 14 release.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] listed<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/what-can-affect-a-process/</ref> all of the possible things (off the top of the head) that can affect what a Linux process can and can't do.
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And finally...It may be a little late for this Halloween, but [[User:Bcl|Brian Lane]] created<ref>http://blog.brianlane.com/2010/10/31/fedora-pumpkin/</ref> a Fedora Pumpkin. We should aspire to such great accomplishments.
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Revision as of 00:28, 18 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

Now that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has been released, Mark J Cox explained[1] why there is a new package signing key, and the new layout for its key GPG files.

Will Woods is leaving[2] the position as Fedora QA Lead. "But I’m not going real far – I’m moving to Red Hat Engineering, and joining the Installer team." And that means that there is a job opening within the Fedora Project.

In "This Week in Anaconda #5" Chris Lumens discussed[3] some future plans for the installer. In particular, the user interface (and usability) is being evaluated and btrfs will be an option (though not the default) in Fedora 15.

XKB's mouse emulation has been disabled by default in X, as Peter Hutterer explains[4]. "Like so many other things, it is a low level feature that has virtually zero desktop integration. The only way to find out whether it is on or not is to hit a key and see the mouse cursor move...If you've accidentally enabled it the only thing you may notice is that your keypad stopped working." Don't worry, you can still turn it back on.

Luis Villa asked[5] (and tried to answer) do “open UIs suck”? or do “UIs without vision suck”?

Máirín Duffy summarized[6] the Fedora Board Meetings on the 12th and 15th of November, 2010.

Richard W.M. Jones wrote[7] some sample code using libguestfs from a C program. "You might have forgotten that libguestfs is really a C library that just happens to have a lot of high level wrappers around it. But you can use the C API directly and (for a C API) it’s not too hard."


  1. http://www.awe.com/mark/blog/20101111.html
  2. http://blogs.fedoraproject.org/wp/wwoods/2010/11/11/new-job-and-a-new-job-opening-at-red-hat/
  3. http://www.bangmoney.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/158-This-Week-in-Anaconda-5.html
  4. http://who-t.blogspot.com/2010/11/xkb-mouse-emulation-removed-from.html
  5. http://tieguy.org/blog/2010/11/15/do-open-uis-suck-or-do-uis-without-vision-suck/
  6. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/fedora-board-meetings-12-15-nov-2010/
  7. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/example-using-the-libguestfs-api-from-c/