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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

General

In "Rethinking PID 1", Lennart Poettering sketched[1] out the design and rationale for a new replacement of init and Upstart, and the entire boot process.

Richard W.M. Jones explained[2] how to get a Windows VM to run a batch file at boot time, as well as install[3] a Windows service and install[4] a device driver, all remotely, using libguestfs.

Adam Williamson described[5] the development and QA processes around the latest X server and GLX releases (which resulted in an unstable latest Ubuntu release).

Jesus Rodriguez announced[6] that Spacewalk 1.0, the upstream of Red Hat Network Satellite, has been released.

Yaakov Nemoy explained[7] one way of building a minimal desktop using xmonad and slock.

Dan Williams posted[8] "What you don't know about NetworkManager".

Daniel Walsh introduced[9] the Fedora Kiosk spin. "Imagine a machine sitting at a library, that had no operating system on it, except a livedvd..."

Mel Chua mentioned[10] that the next Sugar-on-a-Stick release is being smoke tested daily. "We need to come up with a better way of doing this for v.4.0, so better test cases, test case/reporting management systems, and Activity criteria (read: tests, please) are extremely welcome – that’s all long-term, though."

Siddhesh Poyarekar found[11] a way to find out how to trace network connections to a process, in real time. "The obvious answer was netstat/lsof, but the problem was that this application would be up for merely seconds and he did not know when/where it started up. All he had was his telnetd log telling him about the connections. So I decided to go the SystemTap way..."

Bastien Nocera "Discussed[12] as part of the GNOME-Shell design plans, and at the Usability hackfest we had in London earlier this year, we wanted to have icons that would only draw attention to themselves when needed."

Justin O'Brien corrected[13] the Fedora 11 EOL notice. Fedora 11's end of life is currently scheduled for June 18, 2010, which is 30 days from the release of Fedora 13.