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Contributing Writer: [[User:Abatkin|Adam Batkin]]
 
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=== Community Portal ===
 
 
The new Fedora Community Portal<ref>https://admin.fedoraproject.org/community/</ref> has been opened! A number of Planet bloggers have posted<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2009/06/11/fedora-11-is-out1111/</ref><ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=2545</ref><ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/no-more-paintain/</ref> about this with great excitement. No more paintain<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/what-does-paintain-mean/</ref>!
 
  
 
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=== General ===
 
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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.
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[[User:Jsmidt|Joseph Smidt]] requested<ref>http://californiaquantum.wordpress.com/2009/06/21/please-report-bugs-upstream/</ref> that all Linux distributions report bugs upstream:
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"''Now, assuming each  major Linux distribution has hundreds of bugs where the bug triager knows it is an issue with upstream but fails to report it, if all these bugs would get reported I am sure an extra 100 bugs will get fixed over the next six months because of simple things like this.''"
  
[[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.
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[[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] packaged<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2009/06/21/n00bthoughts-producing-my-first-rpm/</ref> his first RPM, making notes along the way of where documentation was lacking:
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"''I’m actually quite impressed by how simple the process is, and how helpful the resources are - however, my baseline for “easy process!” is “it’s better than several weeks of blindly trying to install Linux for the first time via stacks of floppies in 2001!” so just because it’s “good enough” doesn’t mean it’s as good as it could be.
  
[[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."
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How can we improve this experience?''"
  
[[JamesBenWilliams|James "Ben" Williams]] wondered<ref>http://jbwillia.wordpress.com/2009/06/16/time-to-address-the-needs-of-the-community/</ref> what will become of Fedora installation CDs. [[BobJensen|Robert 'Bob' Jensen]] also chimed<ref>http://blogs.fedoraunity.org/bobjensen/2009/06/16/the-downfall-of-modern-civilization..</ref> too. For those of  interested, see the F12 Feature Proposal<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F12_No_Split_CDs_Proposal</ref>.
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[[JeffSheltren|Jeff Sheltren]] was interviewed<ref>http://sheltren.com/flossweekly</ref> for the FLOSS Weekly podcast.
  
[[Peter Hutterer|Peter Hutterer]] posted<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2009/06/xi2-recipes-part-3.html</ref> Part 3 in the series on XI2 Recipies, this time with code snippets for gathering information about X Input devices.
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[[DanWilliams|Dan Williams]] showed off<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2009/06/22/mobile-broadband-assistant-makes-it-easy/</ref> how easy it is to connect to a mobile broadband connection using NetworkManager.
  
[[User:Katzj|Jeremy Katz]] requested<ref>http://velohacker.com/fedora-notes/a-request-for-some-simple-testing/</ref> that people help test <code>isohybrid</code> a new tool that "lets you take an ISO image, post-process it and then be able to either burn the ISO to a CD or write it to a USB stick with dd".
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[[User:Johnp|John Palmier]] attended<ref>http://www.j5live.com/2009/06/22/open-video-conference-an-amazing-step-forward/</ref> the Open Video Conference<ref>http://openvideoconference.org/</ref>. "''The web was built and exploded around the concept of open technology. Let’s continue to make sure this is the case going forward. The last thing we want is the web to become the domain of a few, with creativity being stifled by restrictions in the non-open parts of the stack.''"
  
[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] suggested<ref>http://iquaid.org/2009/06/18/i-want-an-rpm2all-tool/</ref> that there should exist some sort of "<code>rpm2all</code>" tool that could take an RPM file and automatically build installable releases for any distribution.
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[[AdamJackson|Adam Jackson]] explained<ref>http://ajaxxx.livejournal.com/61607.html</ref> how computers (try to) identify the capabilities (resolutions, refresh rates, etc...) of monitors by following the EDID standard. And a new partially-compatible standard, DisplayID that is set to replace EDID.
  
[[User:Jwboyer|Josh Boyer]] mentioned<ref>http://jwboyer.livejournal.com/33999.html</ref> the fact that for F13, PPC will no longer be a primary architecture, and there are a number of tasks to be done in order to make the transition as smooth as possible. Those interested should join the [[Architectures/PowerPC|PowerPC]] SIG.
 
  
[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] offered<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/06/20/learn-to-hack-on-cobbler-week-july-6th-july-10th-2009/</ref> to personally help people get started with hacking on <code>Cobbler</code>. "If you are interested in datacenter automation around Cobbler, from July 6th to July 10th, I’m going to offering myself up to teach folks how to hack on the Cobbler project."
 
  
 
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Revision as of 14:31, 26 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

Joseph Smidt requested[1] that all Linux distributions report bugs upstream: "Now, assuming each major Linux distribution has hundreds of bugs where the bug triager knows it is an issue with upstream but fails to report it, if all these bugs would get reported I am sure an extra 100 bugs will get fixed over the next six months because of simple things like this."

Mel Chua packaged[2] his first RPM, making notes along the way of where documentation was lacking: "I’m actually quite impressed by how simple the process is, and how helpful the resources are - however, my baseline for “easy process!” is “it’s better than several weeks of blindly trying to install Linux for the first time via stacks of floppies in 2001!” so just because it’s “good enough” doesn’t mean it’s as good as it could be.

How can we improve this experience?"

Jeff Sheltren was interviewed[3] for the FLOSS Weekly podcast.

Dan Williams showed off[4] how easy it is to connect to a mobile broadband connection using NetworkManager.

John Palmier attended[5] the Open Video Conference[6]. "The web was built and exploded around the concept of open technology. Let’s continue to make sure this is the case going forward. The last thing we want is the web to become the domain of a few, with creativity being stifled by restrictions in the non-open parts of the stack."

Adam Jackson explained[7] how computers (try to) identify the capabilities (resolutions, refresh rates, etc...) of monitors by following the EDID standard. And a new partially-compatible standard, DisplayID that is set to replace EDID.