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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

General

The Red Hat Press office highlighted[1] 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."

Richard W.M. Jones announced[2] the new http://virt-tools.org/ website. Already, the website is filled with useful documentation and articles. While on the topic of virtualization, Richard described[3] 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.

Jesus Rodriguez explained[4] how to convert a VM from VirtualBox to KVM, and included lots of shiny Virtual Machine Manager screenshots.

Roozbeh Pournader mentioned[5] that Unicode 6.0 has been released.

Caolan McNamara compared[6] the performance of STLPort with gcc's built-in STL.

"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. " Dan Horák is packaging[7] some required emulators and supporting software to bring the 80's into the 21st century.

Chris Lumens started[8] a series of posts about Anaconda. Among other things, Chris explained why Fedora and Red Hat can't switch to Ubuntu's installer.

Jef van Schendel created[9] a set of keyboard shortcut cheat-sheets for Inkscape, with nifty keyboard key images.

  1. http://press.redhat.com/2010/10/14/fedora-14-spotlight-feature-keeping-secure-with-openscap/
  2. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/announcing-the-virt-tools-org-website/
  3. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/in-development-qemu-enhanced-disk-format-qed/
  4. http://zeusville.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/virtualbox-kvm/
  5. http://www.advogato.org/person/roozbeh/diary.html?start=163
  6. http://blogs.linux.ie/caolan/2010/10/12/stl-performance-comparison-gcc-4-5-1-vs-stlport-4-5/
  7. http://sharkcz.livejournal.com/6424.html
  8. http://www.bangmoney.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/154-This-Week-in-Anaconda-1.html
  9. http://jefsblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/tutorial-introduction-to-inkscape-keyboard-shortcuts-with-pics/