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=== General ===
 
=== General ===
  
[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] responded<ref>http://www.michaeldehaan.net/?p=879</ref> to a post<ref>http://iquaid.org/2009/02/28/failure-as-the-secret-of-success/</ref> by [[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] from a few weeks ago titled "Failure as the secret of success". Michael agreed and argued that it is usually impossible to build a piece of software that is 100% perfect for 100% of its users. "Failure is good. Chasing perfect is bad. Making any one aspect perfect or spending too much time on it tends to make other aspects of things bad. We need to get close enough and find some new challenge to work on, so we have more time to iterate and fail a few more times. We all need more time to fail."
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[[DimitrisGlezos|Dimitris Glezos]] analyzed<ref>http://dimitris.glezos.com/weblog/2009/03/08/flp-advancement-study</ref> how Fedora's Localization community has grown (hint: a lot).
  
[[ThomasVanderStichele|Thomas Vander Stichele]] described<ref>http://thomas.apestaart.org/log/?p=783</ref> "an approach to doing meltdown analysis". Also known as a post-mortem analysis, this is a useful process for "when we've gotten into a bad situation involving multiple people that we want to learn from and avoid next time".
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[[User:Wwoods|Will Woods]] mentioned<ref>http://qa-rockstar.livejournal.com/7478.html</ref> that in Fedora 11, all of the x86 that were previously <code>.i386</code> will be replaced with <code>.i586</code> (with requisite kernel arch changes too).
  
[[User:Harald|Harald Hoyer]] summarized<ref>http://www.harald-hoyer.de/personal/blog/20_Seconds_Boot_Feature_Test_Day</ref> the results from the [[QA/Test_Days/2009-02-19|20 Seconds Boot Feature Test Day]] and offered some suggestions for users and developers alike.
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[[User:Jspaleta|Jef Spaleta]] asked<ref>http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/36540.html</ref>: "How do we want casual users to do a Fedora Desktop install?" In other words, should Fedora be pushing new users towards DVD install media, or installable Live CDs?
  
[[User:Danielsmw|Matthew Daniels]] offered<ref>http://danielsmw.wordpress.com/2009/03/03/user-guide-practicum-theory/</ref> some ideas to improve the Fedora documentation by splitting the User Guide into three parts, Practicum, Theory and Appendices &amp; Glossary.
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[[User:Jsmidt|Joseph Smidt]] wrote<ref>http://californiaquantum.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/another-100000-week-for-fedora-10/</ref> about the massive number of users downloading Fedora. According to the statistics<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Statistics</ref>, around 100,000 new users have started using Fedora 10 since Fedora 9 (based on unique IPs checking in using <code>yum</code>).
  
[[User:Mjc|Mark J Cox]] published<ref>http://www.awe.com/mark/blog/2009030319.html</ref> a set of metrics that tracks security vulnerabilities and the time-to-fix versus their time of disclosure within RHEL.
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[[User:Kanarip|Jeroen van Meeuwen]] responded<ref>http://kanarip.livejournal.com/11912.html</ref> to an earlier post (that may have lacked context) by explaining how certain dependency checks would be handled in <code>Cobbler</code> for ris-linux and Windows provisioning.
  
[[User:Jjmcd|John J. McDonough]] wrote<ref>http://wb8rcr.multiply.com/journal/item/98/Join_Fedora</ref> an article about Fedora, the four Foundations of the project/community and how and why you should join.
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[[DavidLutterkort|David Lutterkort]] explained<ref>http://watzmann.net/blog/index.php/2009/03/11/querying_system_configuration</ref> how you can use <code>Augeas</code> and XPath to easily and uniformly query a system's configuration files.
  
[[RichardHughes|Richard Hughes]] explained<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/03/05/application-installing/</ref> some of the issues currently associated with installing Applications as opposed to Packages (first by explaining the difference between the terms Application and Package). Along with some other folks, they published a proposed specification<ref>http://cgit.freedesktop.org/packagekit/plain/docs/app-install-v1.draft</ref> that is distribution-agnostic and should allow relevant metadata (including localized content) as well as icons to be efficiently and easily integrated into the local/distribution-specific software installation utility.
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[[BastienNocera|Bastien Nocera]] boasted<ref>http://www.hadess.net/2009/03/our-new-volume-feature.html</ref> about the new Gnome Volume Applet.
 
 
[[User:Vwbusguy|Scott Williams]] made<ref>http://vwbusguy.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/the-case-for-open-source/</ref> The Case for Open Source.
 
 
 
[[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] announced<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=1507</ref> that after working with the Red Hat legal department to revise the Fedora Trademark guidelines, a new version has been released. Among other changes the changes should make building remixes and unofficial spins easier.
 
 
 
[[User:Chitlesh|Chitlesh Goorah]] posted<ref>http://clunixchit.blogspot.com/2009/03/fels-solutions-for-design-centre.html</ref> about the goals of Fedora Electronic Lab<ref>http://chitlesh.fedorapeople.org/FEL/</ref> (FEL) and also how the project bridges the Open Source software and hardware communities.
 
 
 
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=== Education ===
 
 
 
[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg]] started<ref>http://gregdek.livejournal.com/47069.html</ref> working on a Sugar activity for 4th Grade Maths<ref>http://sugarlabs.org/go/User:Gdk/4th_Grade_Maths</ref> called "Dungeons of Mongo". Remember, you too can potentially get a free XO as part of the Fedora Developers XO Program<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_developers_XO_program</ref>.
 
 
 
[[User:Ctyler|Chris Tyler]] announced<ref>http://blog.chris.tylers.info/index.php?/archives/190-TeachingOpenSource.org-is-Online.html</ref> that the TeachingOpenSource.org<ref>http://teachingopensource.org/</ref> is open for business, "a neutral collaboration point for everyone and everything involved in Teaching Open Source".
 
 
 
[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg]] congratulated<ref>http://gregdek.livejournal.com/47357.html</ref> Chris on the new Teaching Open Source community and provided some points that came up while visiting with people who are in the trenches trying to teach Open Source. Chris responded<ref>http://blog.chris.tylers.info/index.php?/archives/191-TeachingOpenSource.org-Get-on-the-List.html</ref> and suggested that anyone interested should join<ref>http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/TeachingOpenSource_Mailing_List</ref> the mailing list.
 
 
 
(As a related sidenote, Teaching Open Source has its own Planet<ref>http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/Planet</ref> for those interested)
 
 
 
[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] described <ref>http://iquaid.org/2009/03/06/stumbling-around-in-the-k-12-space/</ref> some of the issues associated with getting kids interested in computers, Open Source and issues with the US educational system in general.
 
 
 
[[User:Sherry151|Rangeen Basu Roy Chowdhury]] wrote<ref>http://sherry151.blogspot.com/2009/03/blooming-bijra.html</ref> about a "visit to a high school in a village located on the outskirts of Durgapur and made famous by the DGPLUG project . This project set up a computer lab in a village school where you don't even get proper drinking water and where none of the students would have never had a chance of so as to even see a computer if not for this project."
 
  
 
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Revision as of 02:09, 15 March 2009

Planet Fedora

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

http://planet.fedoraproject.org

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

General

Dimitris Glezos analyzed[1] how Fedora's Localization community has grown (hint: a lot).

Will Woods mentioned[2] that in Fedora 11, all of the x86 that were previously .i386 will be replaced with .i586 (with requisite kernel arch changes too).

Jef Spaleta asked[3]: "How do we want casual users to do a Fedora Desktop install?" In other words, should Fedora be pushing new users towards DVD install media, or installable Live CDs?

Joseph Smidt wrote[4] about the massive number of users downloading Fedora. According to the statistics[5], around 100,000 new users have started using Fedora 10 since Fedora 9 (based on unique IPs checking in using yum).

Jeroen van Meeuwen responded[6] to an earlier post (that may have lacked context) by explaining how certain dependency checks would be handled in Cobbler for ris-linux and Windows provisioning.

David Lutterkort explained[7] how you can use Augeas and XPath to easily and uniformly query a system's configuration files.

Bastien Nocera boasted[8] about the new Gnome Volume Applet.