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== Planet Fedora ==
 
== Planet Fedora ==
  
In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora<ref>http://planet.fedoraproject.org</ref> - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.
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This is the Planet Fedora section, covering news from planet.fedoraproject.org[http://planet.fedoraproject.org], a collection of blogs from Fedora users spanning the globe.  
  
Contributing Writer: [[User:Abatkin|Adam Batkin]]
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Contributing Writer: [[User:Jbraun|Joel Braun]]
  
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=== Events ===
  
=== General ===
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====FudCon Pune 2011====
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[[user:kishan|Kishan Goyal]] posted on his experience on day 2 at FudCon Pune<ref>http://kishangoyal.co.cc/post/12549697509/fudcon-pune-11-day-2</ref>.
  
There is now a new Fedora [[Updates Policy]], says<ref>http://rambleon.usebox.net/post/1209374581/fedora-updates-policy</ref> [[User:Jjmartinez|Juan J. Martínez]]. "I think it’s worth reading because, as the announcement says, it can be improved, clarified and adjusted; but it’s a very good starting point."
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[[user:jsimon|Joerg Simon]] posted pictures<ref>http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/11/fudcon-pune-2011-travel-und-event.html</ref> of the event.
  
And to ensure that updates can be installed smoothly, [[User:Wwoods|Will Woods]] explained<ref>http://qa-rockstar.livejournal.com/10187.html</ref> how the AutoQA process and depcheck<ref>http://qa-rockstar.livejournal.com/10368.html</ref> can be used "to be sure that they (Fedora update packages) don't have any unresolved dependencies that would cause yum to reject them (and thus cause everyone to be unable to update their systems and be unhappy with Fedora and the world in general."
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[[user:izhar|Izhar Firdaus]] wrote about his experience<ref>http://blog.kagesenshi.org/2011/11/fudcon-pune-2011.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ShadowLogs%2FFedora+%28%3A%3A+Shadow+Logs%3A%3A+Fedora%29#!/2011/11/fudcon-pune-2011.html</ref> at FudCon, as well as some thoughts on the atmosphere of the event.
  
...And just in case something goes wrong with your RPM database, [[IngvarHagelund|Ingvar Hagelund]] has<ref>http://ingvar.blog.linpro.no/2010/10/05/fix-a-totally-broken-rpm-database-on-rhel4/</ref> the answer.
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[[user:suchakra|Suchakra]] also blogged on Fudcon Pune<ref>http://suchakra.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/fudcon%e2%86%94funcon-pune-2011/</ref>.
  
Former Fedora Project Leader [[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] has been transitioning<ref>http://paul.frields.org/?p=3416</ref> to a new role at Red Hat, "Operations Manager", but will still maintain an active presence in the Fedora community. "I realized the other day after a couple questions from friends in Fedora that maybe people were interested in what I was doing. I’m always surprised by that, but I’m happy to give some more details here." [[TomCallaway|Tom Callaway]]  outlined<ref>http://spot.livejournal.com/315875.html</ref> some other transitions at Red Hat and the employment opportunities now available. [[User:Poelstra|John Poelstra]] has<ref>http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/want-to-be-the-next-fedora-program-manager/</ref> more details on the new "Fedora Program Manager" role.
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[[user:kushal|Kushal Das]] posted photos<ref>http://kushaldas.in/2011/11/10/photoset-from-fudcon-pune-2011/</ref> of the event to his blog.
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===Fedora Community===
  
John Poelstra also posted<ref>http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/fedora-14-final-release-game-plan/</ref> the "Fedora 14 Final Release Game Plan". If all goes according to schedule, Fedora 14 will be unleashed in less than one month.
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The release of Fedora 16 has been the main topic of the blogroll recently, and it's fair to say that it's being greeted with open arms by many of the users.
  
[[User:Johnp|John Palmier]] released<ref>http://www.j5live.com/2010/09/29/fedora-%E2%99%A5s-python-3/</ref> the first Python 3 PyGObject module into Fedora Rawhide.
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[[user:jjmartinez|Juanjo Martinez]] blogged on his first impressions of F16, calling it an "impressive release"<ref>http://engbblog.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/welcome-fedora-16/</ref>.
  
[[User:Lennart|Lennart Poettering]] posted<ref>http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/systemd-for-admins-3.html</ref> part 3 of "systemd for System Administrators" with the topic "How Do I Convert A SysV Init Script Into A systemd Service File?"
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===General===
  
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] attended<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/fedora-board-meetings-27-sept-2010-1-oct-2010/</ref> the Fedora Board meetings on 27 Sept and 1 Oct 2010. Among the highlights: "The Board for the past two months or so has been working to put together a solid vision statement for Fedora, to help guide what we do. It hasn’t been an easy road, but this meeting was our deadline to have a draft statement so the task dominated this meeting. We happily came to agreement on the following..."
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[[User:adamwill|Adam Williamson]] posted about <ref>http://www.happyassassin.net/2011/11/10/stupid-fedora-tricks/</ref>starting work on Fedora 17, and experimentation with the new kernel in a virtualized environment.
 
 
[[Peter Hutterer|Peter Hutterer]] and [[User:Ankur|Ankur Shrivastava]] shared some updates on input device support in X on Linux. First, Peter<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2010/10/thoughts-on-linux-multitouch.html</ref> met with some folks before the X Developer Conference to discuss multitouch. Next, Ankur explained<ref>http://ankurs.com/2010/10/multiple-mouse-keyboard-in-linux/</ref> how to use multiple input devices with X.
 
 
 
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=== Special Virtualization Feature ===
 
 
 
[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] was busy writing and posting all about Virtualization under Linux.
 
 
 
First, Richard produced<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/visualizing-reads-writes-and-alignment/</ref><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/visualizing-2-watching-single-operations/</ref><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/visualizing-3-write-a-file-on-an-ext4-filesystem/</ref> an amazing tool that allows you to visualize reads and writes (and their block-level alignment) of a virtual machine.
 
 
 
Did you know that you can run Xen as a KVM guest? You can<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/tip-run-xen-as-a-kvm-guest/</ref>.
 
 
 
"So the common question I am asked is: When installing a 32 bit guest, should I choose an i686 or x86-64 (32 or 64 bit) architecture?"<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/32-or-64-bit-virtual-cpu-in-kvm/</ref>
 
 
 
Finally, a guest post described<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/guest-post-converting-vmware-guests-to-libvirtkvm-guests/</ref> how to convert VMware guest machine images to become libvirt/KVM guests.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 06:21, 11 November 2011

Planet Fedora

This is the Planet Fedora section, covering news from planet.fedoraproject.org[1], a collection of blogs from Fedora users spanning the globe.

Contributing Writer: Joel Braun

Events

FudCon Pune 2011

Kishan Goyal posted on his experience on day 2 at FudCon Pune[1].

Joerg Simon posted pictures[2] of the event.

Izhar Firdaus wrote about his experience[3] at FudCon, as well as some thoughts on the atmosphere of the event.

Suchakra also blogged on Fudcon Pune[4].

Kushal Das posted photos[5] of the event to his blog.

Fedora Community

The release of Fedora 16 has been the main topic of the blogroll recently, and it's fair to say that it's being greeted with open arms by many of the users.

Juanjo Martinez blogged on his first impressions of F16, calling it an "impressive release"[6].

General

Adam Williamson posted about [7]starting work on Fedora 17, and experimentation with the new kernel in a virtualized environment.