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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

  1. http://planet.fedoraproject.org


Back in FWN Issue 241, there was an across-the-Planet(-Fedora) discussion about ways that Fedora could be improved, and the posts are still continuing. Máirín Duffy started[1] the discussion with the tales of four typical personas that may use Fedora. Jon Masters, who was the one that originally had kicked off the series of posts and added[2] some more thoughts. "Caroline is the kind of person who is accurately described in the current User base documents on the Fedora Project wiki. She is also represented in a lot of the cosmetic GUIness we see in distributions like Fedora – graphical package updates and configuration, removal of advanced options, the general direction of the GNOME desktop, and so forth." Though not everyone is a Caroline. "What I want to see is a fundamental shift toward having a stable 'Platform'..." Máirín[3] and Jon[4] further clarified themselves, before a few other people jumped in too.

Richard Hughes[5], Nelson Marques[6] and Adam Williamson [7] added their input too. The entire process was quite cordial, and can only result in a better Fedora going forward.

John Poelstra outlined[8] the "end-game" schedule as the Fedora 14 beta approaches.

Juan Rodriguez Moreno parodied[9] Windows 7 (not that it is such a hard task), since the usability leaves a bit to be desired.

Peter Hutterer updated[10] us on the status of Wacom tablets under Linux.

Máirín Duffy has been working[11] on the fedoraproject.org website redesign, and it is coming along nicely.

If you recently received an e-mail from the Red Hat/Fedora Bugzilla about having votes removed from bugs, Kevin Fenzi explained[12] what happened and why you need not worry.

Richard W.M. Jones compared[13] spinner/status/progress bars. But the interesting thing is that they are all console-based, using Unicode characters.

Danishka Navin summarized[14] a talk by Michael Bemmer, the Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Office, and other speakers, at the annual international OpenOffice.org Conference. "Although Bemmer did not divulge details of his company's future strategy he made it clear that the inexorable rise of OpenOffice.org will continue in the years ahead..."

  1. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/a-story-about-updates-and-people/
  2. http://www.jonmasters.org/blog/2010/09/01/on-updates-and-people/
  3. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/sweet-caroline/
  4. http://www.jonmasters.org/blog/2010/09/02/what-i-want-from-computer/
  5. http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2010/09/07/linux-and-application-installing/
  6. http://nmarques.digitalwhores.net/2010/09/04/about-caroline/
  7. http://www.happyassassin.net/2010/09/02/on-updates-and-user-experiences-and-so-forth/
  8. http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/fedora-14-beta-end-game/
  9. http://proyectofedora.org/mexico/2010/09/06/my-windows-7-experience/
  10. http://who-t.blogspot.com/2010/09/wacom-support-in-linux.html
  11. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/09/03/fedoraproject-org-redesign-update/
  12. http://scrye.com/wordpress-mu/nirik/2010/09/02/bugzilla-bugs-and-voting/
  13. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/best-unicode-spinner-and-progress-bar/
  14. http://danishkanavin.blogspot.com/2010/09/oracle-veep-backs-software-revolution.html