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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.
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[[DeepakBhole|Deepak Bhole]] joined the blogging world (Welcome!) by explaining<ref>http://dbhole.wordpress.com/2009/05/11/the-future-of-icedtea-plugin/</ref> changes that the IcedTea Java web browser Plugin will be undergoing in order to continue functioning after some ancient APIs (LiveConnect and OJI) are removed from Gecko (Mozilla-based projects) in the coming months.
  
[[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."
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Eclipse Linux Tools has released version 0.2 of their Eclipse plugin, and [[User:Overholt|Andrew Overholt]] described<ref>http://overholt.ca/wp/?p=130</ref> some of the new features along with the requisite eye candy.
  
Silas also packaged<ref>http://www.silassewell.com/blog/2009/05/07/scribe-scalable-real-time-log-aggregation-for-centos-5-rhel-5/</ref> <code>Scribe</code>, "a server for aggregating log data streamed in real time from a large number of servers" (written by Facebook).
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<code>Dracut</code> is a new tool, designed to generate an initramfs and replace all of the different methods currently employed by various distros. [[User:Harald|Harald Hoyer]] appealed<ref>http://www.harald-hoyer.de/personal/blog/dracut</ref> for anyone interested in helping contribute, noting that it is one of the Features slated for Fedora 12.
  
[[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".
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[[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] linked<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=1631</ref> to a fedora-devel post by [[User:Jkeating|Jesse Keating]] explaining how to configure a system to ensure that a Fedora 11 pre-release properly transitions onto the stable Fedora 11 repositories once it has been released (or how to stay on rawhide if that is your plan).
  
[[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:Jkeating|Jesse Keating]] mused<ref>http://jkeating.livejournal.com/68883.html</ref> about the similarities between cooking popcorn (mmm popcorn...) and releasing software.
 
  
[[User:Valent|Valent Turkovic]] wrote<ref>http://kernelreloaded.blog385.com/index.php/archives/volunerability-scanning-with-fedora-openvas/</ref> about installing <code>OpenVAS</code>, the Open Vulnerability Assessment System (a fork from <code>Nessus</code> after it went closed-source) in Fedora.
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[[User:Samuelig|Samuel Iglesias]] shared<ref>http://blog.samuelig.es/?p=278</ref> some basic <code>vim</code> tips. Regardless of your preferred editor, <code>vi</code> is generally installed <i>everywhere</i> so it is useful to know the basic.
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=== Events ===
  
[[User:Katzj|Jeremy Katz]] followed-up<ref>http://velohacker.com/fedora-notes/ppc-and-fedora-whats-next/</ref> from his previous post (mentioned in [[FWN/Issue174#General|FWN Issue 174]]) on the relevance of PPC as a primary Fedora architecture. At this week's Fedora Board meeting, "the Board voted and decided that from the Board level, PPC is no longer required to be a primary arch." Jeremy added "That does not mean that PPC is now automatically a secondary arch... The next step is that I am proposing to FESCo that they consider a proposal to have PPC become a secondary arch for Fedora 12."
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Event reports and photos of FOSSComm in Greece by [[DimitrisGlezos|Dimitris Glezos]]<ref>http://dimitris.glezos.com/weblog/2009/05/12/fosscomm-recap-2</ref> and [[User:Ppapadeas|Pierros Papadeas]]<ref>http://pierros.papadeas.gr/?p=24</ref>.
  
[[User:Jwboyer|Josh Boyer]] announced<ref>http://jwboyer.livejournal.com/31831.html</ref> that, contrary to previous reports of doom, <code>deltarpms</code> may in fact make it into Fedora 11.
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[[User:Acedip|Anirudh Singh Shekhawat]] posted<ref>http://acedip.blogspot.com/2009/05/countdown-to-fosjam-day-0.html</ref> photos<ref>http://acedip.blogspot.com/2009/05/preparing-for-fosjam.html</ref> and descriptions of the setup for FOSJAM in India (which included the setup of Fedora 10 on 80 machines!).
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] attended an ACM SIGCHI panel on "User Experience in Open Source" and posted<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/05/14/notes-on-the-user-experience-in-open-source-panel-at-sigchi-boston-april-2009/</ref> detailed notes on the topic.
  
 
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Revision as of 08:44, 17 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

Deepak Bhole joined the blogging world (Welcome!) by explaining[1] changes that the IcedTea Java web browser Plugin will be undergoing in order to continue functioning after some ancient APIs (LiveConnect and OJI) are removed from Gecko (Mozilla-based projects) in the coming months.

Eclipse Linux Tools has released version 0.2 of their Eclipse plugin, and Andrew Overholt described[2] some of the new features along with the requisite eye candy.

Dracut is a new tool, designed to generate an initramfs and replace all of the different methods currently employed by various distros. Harald Hoyer appealed[3] for anyone interested in helping contribute, noting that it is one of the Features slated for Fedora 12.

Paul W. Frields linked[4] to a fedora-devel post by Jesse Keating explaining how to configure a system to ensure that a Fedora 11 pre-release properly transitions onto the stable Fedora 11 repositories once it has been released (or how to stay on rawhide if that is your plan).


Events

Event reports and photos of FOSSComm in Greece by Dimitris Glezos[1] and Pierros Papadeas[2].

Anirudh Singh Shekhawat posted[3] photos[4] and descriptions of the setup for FOSJAM in India (which included the setup of Fedora 10 on 80 machines!).

Máirín Duffy attended an ACM SIGCHI panel on "User Experience in Open Source" and posted[5] detailed notes on the topic.