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[[User:Julian|Julian Aloofi]] explained<ref>http://julianaloofi.wordpress.com/2009/07/28/create-your-own-system-branding/</ref> how to create your own system branding when building Fedora.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] posted the first five<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/ocaml-internals/</ref><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/ocaml-internals-part-2-strings-and-other-types/</ref><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/08/06/ocaml-internals-part-3-the-minor-heap/</ref><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/08/07/ocaml-internals-part-4-the-major-heap/</ref><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/ocaml-internals-part-5-garbage-collection/</ref> parts to a series "A beginners guide to OCaml internals. Topics covered include all kinds of internal details such as the different heaps and garbage collection.
  
[[User:Mso|Martin Sourada]] rewrote<ref>http://mso-chronicles.blogspot.com/2009/07/nodoka-widget-drawing-starting-from.html</ref> the GTK Nodoka theme engine from scratch. Video included! Goals include wanting "to support wider configurations in the engine (with future in mind), develop more consistent, usable and pleasing look and feel and write the drawing code in a way that would be independent on the toolkit."
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[[LuisVilla|Luis Villa]] asked<ref>http://tieguy.org/blog/2009/08/02/how-do-busy-people-deal-with-identicatwitter/</ref> "how do busy people deal with identica/twitter?"
  
[[MattJadud|Matt Jadud]] wrote<ref>http://www.sububi.org/2009/07/27/the-busy-students-guide-to-project-blogging/</ref> a tutorial titled "the busy student’s guide to project blogging" with all kinds of useful tips and ideas.
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[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] shared<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/08/03/tech-support-with-parents/</ref> a humorous "Tech Support Conversation With Parents".
  
[[RichardHughes|Richard Hughes]] investigated<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/07/30/accidental-blanking-and-gnome-power-manager/</ref> some of the causes behind one of the more common F11 bugs: random display blanking. No solution just yet, but lots of information in the post and linked bugzilla reports.
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[[User:Lucabotti|Luca Botti]] wrote<ref>http://www.lbotti.net/blog/2009/08/03/java-and-fedora/</ref> a tutorial on installing Sun's Java on Fedora, without breaking RPM.
  
[[User:Mjc|Mark J Cox]] detailed<ref>http://www.awe.com/mark/blog/20090730.html</ref> "How the Kaminsky SSL talk at Black Hat affects various OSS libraries". A number of vulnerabilities in various SSL implementations were exposed at the conference, some of which affect OpenSSL, GnuTLS and NSS (including Firefox).
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[[User:Kanarip|Jeroen van Meeuwen]] wondered<ref>http://www.kanarip.com/node/842</ref> about possible solutions to the space constraints for Fedora Live CDs. Could document or additional locales be dropped? Should Live CDs be dropped altogether (leaving Live DVDs)?
  
Here is a fun summer project: [[User:Cassmodiah|Simon Wesp]] apparently lasercut<ref>http://cassmodiah.de/2009-07-31/fedora-logo-lasercutted-on-a-stainless-steel-plate/</ref> the Fedora logo onto a stainless steel plate (and explained how to do it).
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[[VenkateshHariharan|Venkatesh Hariharan] republished<ref>http://osindia.blogspot.com/2009/08/power-of-open-source-development.html</ref> an article originally from the August 2009 edition of Network Computing's India edition, titled "The Power of Open Source Development".
  
[[User:Jlaska|James Laska]] posted<ref>http://rawhidewatch.wordpress.com/2009/07/31/unable-to-update-to-rawhide-rpmlibpayloadisxz/</ref> a note to Rawhide Watch<ref>http://rawhidewatch.wordpress.com/</ref> with instructions on how to upgrade to Rawhide if you are getting the error "Unable to update to rawhide – rpmlib(PayloadIsXz)".
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[[Peter Hutterer|Peter Hutterer]] made<ref>http://who-t.blogspot.com/2009/08/case-for-zsh.html</ref> the case for ZSH (ed: Agreed, ZSH rocks!) while [[User:Bochecha|Mathieu Bridon]] scripted<ref>http://blog.fedora-fr.org/bochecha/post/2009/08/A-git-aware-prompt<ref> bash (easily translatable to ZSH) to make the shell prompt git aware.
  
[[User:James|James Antill]] hates<ref>http://illiterat.livejournal.com/7412.html</ref> "quick benchmarks" and so should you. "The summary of the problem is that quick software benchmarking often involves taking a huge amount of differences between two applications and have a single number result. Then you compare just the numbers, and come to a conclusion. So X gets 3 and Y gets 5 for problem ABCD ... therefore Y is 66% worse than X at ABCD. Except that might be a highly misleading (or worse) conclusion..."
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] proposed<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/fedora-website-design-ideas/</ref> a few ideas for a new Fedora website design.
 
 
[[MaxSpevack|Max Spevack]] recapped<ref>http://spevack.livejournal.com/88762.html</ref> his time living in Amsterdam, working to develop the EMEA relationships and events for Red Hat and Fedora, now that it is time to move back to the US.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 21:28, 9 August 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

Richard W.M. Jones posted the first five[1][2][3][4][5] parts to a series "A beginners guide to OCaml internals. Topics covered include all kinds of internal details such as the different heaps and garbage collection.

Luis Villa asked[6] "how do busy people deal with identica/twitter?"

Michael DeHaan shared[7] a humorous "Tech Support Conversation With Parents".

Luca Botti wrote[8] a tutorial on installing Sun's Java on Fedora, without breaking RPM.

Jeroen van Meeuwen wondered[9] about possible solutions to the space constraints for Fedora Live CDs. Could document or additional locales be dropped? Should Live CDs be dropped altogether (leaving Live DVDs)?

[[VenkateshHariharan|Venkatesh Hariharan] republished[10] an article originally from the August 2009 edition of Network Computing's India edition, titled "The Power of Open Source Development".

Peter Hutterer made[11] the case for ZSH (ed: Agreed, ZSH rocks!) while Mathieu Bridon scriptedCite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag a few ideas for a new Fedora website design.