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[[DanielWalsh|Daniel Walsh]] described<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/27885.html</ref> some recent changes to the way <code>SELinux</code> deals with unconfined domains and users.
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[[MatthewGarrett|Matthew Garrett]] explained<ref>http://mjg59.livejournal.com/110870.html</ref> that there have been some patches submitted to <code>ALSA</code> that should clear up issues that some older ThinkPads have experienced with the volume controls and mixer levels.
  
[[TomCallaway|Tom Callaway]] explained<ref>http://spot.livejournal.com/307318.html</ref> a few intricacies relating to trademarks. He also explained how he worked with a Fedora rebuild to ensure that Fedora's trademarks were protected.
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[[SilasSewell|Silas Sewell]] described<ref>http://www.silassewell.com/blog/2009/05/04/managing-large-networks-with-puppet/</ref> how  <code>Puppet</code> can be used to manage large networks. "Puppet is an open source configuration management tool written in Ruby. It allows a systems administrator to define how a system should be configured using Puppet’s declarative language. Each Puppet client pulls its catalog at a regular interval and figures out how to make the catalog definitions true for the local operating system."
  
[[AdamWilliamson|Adam Williamson]] summarized<ref>http://www.happyassassin.net/2009/04/27/the-great-mixer-debate-or-where-did-all-my-sliders-go/</ref> "The Great Mixer Debate" (see also [[FWN/Issue173#PulseAudio:_A_Hearty_and_Robust_Exchange_of_Ideas|FWN173]]) together with nice screenshots. Without going into too many details, the volume control systems in Fedora 11 have been changed and a great debate ensued.
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[[VenkateshHariharan|Venkatesh Hariharan]] quoted<ref>http://osindia.blogspot.com/2009/05/andy-grove-patents-are-like-mortgage.html</ref> Andy Grove (former Chairman and CEO of Intel) "comparing how patents have become like the mortgage-backed securities that caused the current financial meltdown".
  
[[HarishPillay|Harish Pillay]] attended<ref>http://harishpillay.livejournal.com/154849.html</ref> a Microsoft Interoperability event in which the topic of software patents was discussed.
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[[AdamWilliamson|Adam Williamson]] updated<ref>http://www.happyassassin.net/2009/05/06/the-fedora-bug-process/</ref> the [[BugZappers/BugStatusWorkFlow|Fedora Bug Process]] wiki page. "One significant thing it formalizes was discussed at the QA meeting this morning: what happens when a Rawhide bug gets fixed." Adam also "re-arranged it in a more logical order, wikified it, and added a lot more detail on bits of the process, states, and resolutions that weren’t previously covered. It also now explicitly mentions which resolutions and states are valid for Fedora and which aren’t."
 
 
[[User:Azneita|Heherson Pagcaliwagan]] showed off<ref>http://project.azneita.org/2009/04/29/geek-camp-in-pictures/</ref> some photos from a Geek Camp<ref>http://bluepoint.com.ph/index.php?entry=20090419235900&show=album</ref> in Batangas City, Philippines.
 
 
 
[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] wrote<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/04/29/contributing-a-libguestfs-enhancement-with-examples/</ref> a tutorial explaining how to extend <code>libguestfs</code>.
 
 
 
[[User:James|James Antill]] found<ref>http://illiterat.livejournal.com/7125.html</ref> an interesting way of searching for all "the BugZilla tickets which I've looked at 'recently'" (other than archiving all of the bugzilla mails into a giant folder).
 
 
 
[[User:Katzj|Jeremy Katz]] questioned<ref>http://velohacker.com/fedora-notes/ppc-relevance-in-fedora/</ref> the relevance of PPC as a primary architecture for Fedora.
 
 
 
[[User:Lkundrak|Lubomir Rintel]] released<ref>http://v3.sk/~lkundrak/blog/entries/shortrpm.html</ref> <code>shortrpm</code>, a tool to allow <code>rpmbuild</code> to short-circuit already completed parts of a build, instead of starting from scratch every time.
 
 
 
[[LuisVilla|Luis Villa]] shared<ref>http://tieguy.org/blog/2009/04/29/me-on-gizmodo-on-the-realdvd-case/</ref> his thoughts on the pending lawsuit between RealNetworks and the MPAA regarding the legality of Real's <code>RealDVD</code> software.
 
 
 
In a later (unrelated) post, Luis Villa posted<ref>http://tieguy.org/blog/2009/04/30/thoughtlessness-in-open-source/</ref> a response to a recent controversy resulting from potentially offensive slides being presented at a conference.
 
 
 
[[User:Poelstra|John Poelstra]] described<ref>http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/fedora-11-rains-test-days/</ref> [[QA/Test Days|Test Days]], their usefulness and recent successes in the run up to Fedora 11.
 
 
 
[[User:Johnp|John Palmier]] reached out<ref>http://www.j5live.com/2009/04/30/the-gnome-foundation-needs-your-help/</ref> for donations to the GNOME Foundation in order to continue developments and retain their new Executive Director.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 23:03, 9 May 2009

Planet Fedora

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.

http://planet.fedoraproject.org

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

General

Matthew Garrett explained[1] that there have been some patches submitted to ALSA that should clear up issues that some older ThinkPads have experienced with the volume controls and mixer levels.

Silas Sewell described[2] how Puppet can be used to manage large networks. "Puppet is an open source configuration management tool written in Ruby. It allows a systems administrator to define how a system should be configured using Puppet’s declarative language. Each Puppet client pulls its catalog at a regular interval and figures out how to make the catalog definitions true for the local operating system."

Venkatesh Hariharan quoted[3] Andy Grove (former Chairman and CEO of Intel) "comparing how patents have become like the mortgage-backed securities that caused the current financial meltdown".

Adam Williamson updated[4] the Fedora Bug Process wiki page. "One significant thing it formalizes was discussed at the QA meeting this morning: what happens when a Rawhide bug gets fixed." Adam also "re-arranged it in a more logical order, wikified it, and added a lot more detail on bits of the process, states, and resolutions that weren’t previously covered. It also now explicitly mentions which resolutions and states are valid for Fedora and which aren’t."