In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.
Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin
The Planet Fedora beat recently took a short vacation, but is back this week fully refreshed. This issue not only contains posts from the past week, but also a few highlights from the preceding two weeks when there was no coverage.
Martin Sourada chronicled a few of the many features that can be expected with the upcoming Fedora 11 (Leonidas): Intel Kernel Mode Setting, faster boot times, better USB camera support, touchpad improvements (and a new tab within the Mouse Preferences applet), PackageKit interface updates, the use of
Presto to shrink updates downloads (which could use some additional testing, for anyone interested) and more. And with the release of the Synaptics 1.1 driver, Peter Hutterer described some of its new features, including additional details about multi-touch support.
Silas Sewell demonstrated
funcshell a new project to build a shell interface around
func with all of the features expected of a shell including tab completion, persistent history and integrated help.
Josh Boyer mused over "The updates conundrum" and the often larger than expected number of updates in released Fedora versions. "When I see a package update submitted that just takes a package to the latest upstream release, I always question it in my head (and sometimes in the update). I realize that upstream releases often fix bugs that effect users, however the update should say that at a minimum and it generally doesn't. Many times there is an update like this that seems to just be 'because it's the newest!'"