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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

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.

Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat commended[1] 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."

The Red Hat Press office outlined some of the new features available in Fedora 14, including new debugging-related[2] capabilities and ways to use Fedora 14 "in the cloud"[3] on Amazon EC2.

The [Docs Project|Fedora Documentation Project] enumerated[4] 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.

In "This Week in Anaconda" parts 2 and 3, Chris Lumens continued sharing some of the recent developments. One of the more notable changes is the dropping[5] of support for multi-disc [6] install media sets. In Part 4, Chris explained[7] 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.

Richard Hughes adapted[8] PackageKit to Debian's debconf, potentially bringing PackageKit to a larger audience. The next change was an addition[9] to PackageKit, allowing it to work with the preupgrade system for upgrading between major Fedora versions.

Will Woods' improvements to depcheck continued[10], with discussion of handling file conflicts, and integration with the rest of the Fedora QA infrastructure.

Richard W.M. Jones showed[11] how to produce a minimal, compressed filesystem with the new virt-builder</ref> tool.

It may be a little late for this Halloween, but Brian Lane created[12] a Fedora Pumpkin. We should aspire to such great accomplishments...


  1. http://press.redhat.com/2010/11/05/casting-my-vote-for-fedora-14/
  2. http://press.redhat.com/2010/10/28/fedora-14-dives-deeply-into-memory-debugging/
  3. http://press.redhat.com/2010/10/28/fedora-14-has-its-head-in-the-cloud/
  4. http://blogs.fedoraproject.org/wp/docsproject/2010/11/02/fedora-14-documentation-now-available/
  5. http://www.bangmoney.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/155-This-Week-in-Anaconda-2.html
  6. http://www.bangmoney.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/156-This-Week-in-Anaconda-3.html
  7. http://www.bangmoney.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/157-This-Week-in-Anaconda-4.html
  8. http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2010/11/02/packagekit-and-debian-2/
  9. http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2010/11/03/preupgrade-meet-packagekit/
  10. http://qa-rockstar.livejournal.com/10507.html
  11. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/notes-on-producing-a-minimal-compressed-filesystem/
  12. http://blog.brianlane.com/2010/10/31/fedora-pumpkin/