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[[User:Jack|Jack Aboutboul]] interviewed<ref>http://jaboutboul.blogspot.com/2009/06/fedora-11-and-ext4-straight-bits.html</ref> [[EricSandeen|Eric Sandeen]], "renown file system hacker, Red Hat Engineer and Fedora Contributor" about <code>ext4</code>, Linux filesystems and Fedora 11.
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[[User:Chitlesh|Chitlesh Goorah]] explained<ref>http://clunixchit.blogspot.com/2009/06/using-fedoras-windows-cross-compilers.html</ref> how to use the newly-packaged <code>MinGW</code> cross-compiler suite in Fedora 11, by cross-compiling <code>gerbv</code> for Windows.
  
[[BryanClark|Bryan Clark]] created<ref>http://clarkbw.net/blog/2009/06/08/the-pattern-is-not-full/</ref> a <code>Jetpack</code><ref>https://jetpack.mozillalabs.com/</ref> (the new extension framework for Firefox) addon to detect mid-air collisions in Bugzilla <i>before</i> hitting the submit button.
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[[DanielWalsh|Daniel Walsh]] answered<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/28828.html</ref> the question "What Happened to setroubleshoot?" in Fedora 11 and provided a preview of some <code>sealert</code> changes planned for Fedora 12. In another post, he added<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/29041.html</ref> some information about the differences between running a daemon directly versus with an init script, and how that can cause permissions problems with SELinux.
  
[[User:Maxudit007|Udit Sharma]] collected<ref>http://uditsharma.in/?p=41</ref> more than 70 Firefox-themed wallpapers from around the interwebs, for your viewing pleasure.
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[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg]] described<ref>http://gregdek.livejournal.com/51300.html</ref> some of what he has been up to recently, an "attempt to change the way that computer science education works."
  
[[Peter Hutterer|Peter Hutterer]] continued<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2009/06/xi2-recipies-part-2.html</ref> his series on XI2, the new X11 Input API. "In this part, I will cover how to query and modify the device hierarchy." Sample code included.
 
  
[[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] has worked<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2009/06/08/radical-transparency-guys-it-doesnt-work-retroactively/</ref> to bring "open-source educational technology to the Philippines. The OLPC and Sugar projects serve as convenient starting places for this." Along the way, objections were raised, to which Mel posted<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2009/06/08/responses-to-objections-on-transparency/</ref> "Responses to objections on transparency" which can serve as a starting point for other projects experiencing similar issues.
 
 
[[User:Ixs|Andreas Thienemann]] traveled<ref>http://blog.vodkamelone.de/archives/154-No-good-deed-goes-unpunished..html</ref> to Amsterdam, and ended up having a productive conversation with airport security:
 
 
<blockquote><p>"I was asked to take my notebook out of my bag and put it on the belt by itself. Easily done. Usually the security guys ask you to switch it on for a moment. No idea why that is though.</p>
 
<p>Anyway, this time it was a bit different, the security guy asked me if the notebook sporting the Linux advertisement (lovingly applied by Alex Maier) is actually running Linux. After confirming this and stating that it's only natural as I've been with Red Hat in the past, was wearing my Spacewalk Hacker shirt and am still doing Fedora work, the guy was very happy as he seemingly could vent his frustration with Linux at someone knowledgable."</p></blockquote>
 
 
[[User:Pgordon|Peter Gordon]] wrote<ref>http://thecodergeek.com/post/200</ref> about some of his favorite new features in Fedora 11, including <code>Presto</code>: "Size of all updates downloaded from Presto-enabled repositories: 14M
 
Size of updates that would have been downloaded if Presto wasn't enabled: 128M
 
This is a savings of 89 percent"
 
 
[[User:Ryanlerch|Ryan Lerch]] mentioned<ref>http://ryanler.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/controlaltbackspace-shortcut-does-not-restart-the-x-server-in-fedora-11/</ref> that in Fedora 11, <code>Ctrl+Alt+Backspace</code> no longer immediately and forcibly kills the X server, but posted instructions for how to easily re-enable such functionality.
 
 
[[MatthewGarrett|Matthew Garrett]] hacked<ref>http://mjg59.livejournal.com/111453.html</ref> the new Palm Pre to see what goes on behind the scenes and also noted that "It's recognisably Linux in a way the Android isn't."
 
 
[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] wondered<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/06/10/just-works/</ref> about the "Just Works" philosophy in operating systems, and whether Fedora should go after OS X in this respect.
 
 
[[User:Mdomsch|Matt Domsch]] suggested<ref>http://domsch.com/blog/?p=85</ref> that split-media CDs should be killed off for Fedora 12 (and included statistics to back up why this would be a good idea).
 
 
[[User:Moixs|Steven Moix]] noticed<ref>http://www.alphatek.info/2009/06/13/fedora-marketing-feedback/</ref> that there are a lot of different options to choose from on the Download<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora</ref> page, which may cause confusion for new users. A possible solution follows.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 14:23, 19 June 2009

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

General

Chitlesh Goorah explained[1] how to use the newly-packaged MinGW cross-compiler suite in Fedora 11, by cross-compiling gerbv for Windows.

Daniel Walsh answered[2] the question "What Happened to setroubleshoot?" in Fedora 11 and provided a preview of some sealert changes planned for Fedora 12. In another post, he added[3] some information about the differences between running a daemon directly versus with an init script, and how that can cause permissions problems with SELinux.

Greg DeKoenigsberg described[4] some of what he has been up to recently, an "attempt to change the way that computer science education works."