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=== General ===
 
=== General ===
  
It has been about four weeks since the last installment of Planet Fedora here, so we'll be presenting a mix of interesting topics covering that time period. Normal weekly coverage should resume next week.
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[[User:Timn|Tim Niemueller]] installed<ref>http://www.niemueller.de/blog/show.php?id=234</ref> the Maemo 5 SDK on Fedora, but there were a few "gotcha's" which can easily be worked around.
  
[[User:Nicubunu|Nicu Buceli]] expressed<ref>http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2009/08/great-panda-debate.html</ref> concern about The Great Panda Debate. "Already Panda iz in ur computer, developing Fedora".
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[[User:Rvokal|Radek Vokál]] summarized<ref>http://rvokal.livejournal.com/2711.html</ref> his experience at the Red Hat Summit in Chicago, and took some nice pictures from around the city.
  
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] did a few sets of UI mockups for Fedora. The first mockup<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/08/11/fedora-spins-site-idea/</ref> was of a new look for the Fedora Spins site. The other<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/anaconda-advanced-storage-devices/</ref> was for a new set of screens for handling advanced storage device configuration in Anaconda.
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[[HarishPillay|Harish Pillay]] analyzed<ref>http://harishpillay.livejournal.com/164494.html</ref> some security vulnerabilities in Windows Vista, and compared them with the Red Hat line of products. "Why do they [Microsoft] have to resort to outright lies and misrepresentations?"
  
[[ColinWalters|Colin Walters]] showed off<ref>http://cgwalters.livejournal.com/25818.html</ref> mockups of the new Gnome 3 shell, which radically changes the way that applications are launched and managed.
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[[User:Mdomsch|Matt Domsch]] mentioned<ref>http://domsch.com/blog/?p=95</ref> that the Fedora infrastructure should now all work over IPv6.
  
[[User:Overholt|Andrew Overholt]] mentioned<ref>http://overholt.ca/wp/?p=135</ref> that a new version of the Eclipse Linux Tools (0.3.0) has been released. Eye candy included.
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[[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] made<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2009/09/10/marketing-howto-write-a-press-release/</ref> some suggestions for writing an effective press release.
  
[[User:Jspaleta|Jef Spaleta]] analyzed<ref>http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/46759.html</ref><ref>http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/47023.html</ref> the productivity of Fedora packagers and the rate that the number of Fedora packages and Fedora packagers has changed over the last few releases.
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[[MichelSalim|Michel Salim]] rebutted<ref>http://hircus.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/olpc-is-a-failure-in-one-aspect-but/</ref> the recent cries that OLPC has been a complete failure. "OLPC has failures in abundance, but it is a radical, category-creating product."
  
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] looked at<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/08/27/getting-fedora-survey-results/</ref> the "Getting Fedora" survey results. Also, further discussion<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/08/27/getting-fedora-survey-result-discussion/</ref>.
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[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg]] is seeking<ref>http://gregdek.livejournal.com/53809.html</ref> Fedora contributers (whether they contribute a little or a lot) to be interviewed for a research project.
  
[[User:Mjc|Mark J Cox]] examined<ref>http://www.awe.com/mark/blog/20090902.html</ref> the security vulnerabilities affecting RHEL between release 5.3 and (the just-released) 5.4.
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[[DavidLutterkort|David Lutterkort]] wrote<ref>http://watzmann.net/blog/index.php/2009/09/11/augeas_some_tricks_on_modifying_comments</ref> about how to use Augeas to modify comments in configuration files.
  
[[TimWaugh|Tim Waugh]] described<ref>http://cyberelk.net/tim/2009/08/11/policykit-and-printing/</ref> how printing has improved and is more flexible in Fedora, now that PolicyKit has been integrated with CUPS.
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[[MichaelTiemann|Michael Tiemann]] posted<ref>http://opensource.org/node/465</ref> an interesting comic strip (and an actual post) about how some companies are patent trolls. It's amusing, I promise.
 
 
[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] presented<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/08/11/a-vision-for-fedorahosted-org/</ref> a vision for [http://fedorahosted.org/ fedorahosted.org].
 
 
 
[[LuisVilla|Luis Villa]] asked<ref>http://tieguy.org/blog/2009/08/12/state-of-the-art-for-bounties/</ref> if "there a state of the art for free software project bounties?"
 
 
 
[[User:Bochecha|Mathieu Bridon]] continued<ref>http://blog.fedora-fr.org/bochecha/post/2009/08/A-git-aware-prompt-%28part2%29</ref> developing a git-aware BASH prompt.
 
 
 
[[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] explained<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2009/08/16/how-the-zikula-based-test-instance-of-fi-was-put-up-part- 1/</ref> "How the zikula-based test instance of FI was put up, part 1". (Zikula is the new CMS that is being deployed for a number of Fedora sites)
 
 
 
[[User:Nicubunu|Nicu Buceli]] posted<ref>http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2009/08/report-flosscamp-2009.html</ref> photos from FLOSSCamp 2009.
 
 
 
[[RichardHughes|Richard Hughes]] stumbled<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/08/17/gnome-power-manager-and-blanking-removal-of-bodges/</ref> upon an interesting bug in gnome-power-manager, where the screen will suddenly blank, even though the system is in active use.
 
 
 
[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] answered<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/how-does-mount-load-the-right-kernel-module/</ref> the question "How does mount load the right kernel module?"
 
 
 
[[User:Kparal|Kamil Páral]] introduced<ref>http://kparal.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/zsync-transfer-large-files-efficiently/</ref> zsync, a tool that can efficiently synchronize binary files over a network. "It allows you to download a file from a remote server, where you have a copy of an older version of the file on your computer already. zsync downloads only the new parts of the file."
 
  
 
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Revision as of 11:52, 14 September 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

Tim Niemueller installed[1] the Maemo 5 SDK on Fedora, but there were a few "gotcha's" which can easily be worked around.

Radek Vokál summarized[2] his experience at the Red Hat Summit in Chicago, and took some nice pictures from around the city.

Harish Pillay analyzed[3] some security vulnerabilities in Windows Vista, and compared them with the Red Hat line of products. "Why do they [Microsoft] have to resort to outright lies and misrepresentations?"

Matt Domsch mentioned[4] that the Fedora infrastructure should now all work over IPv6.

Mel Chua made[5] some suggestions for writing an effective press release.

Michel Salim rebutted[6] the recent cries that OLPC has been a complete failure. "OLPC has failures in abundance, but it is a radical, category-creating product."

Greg DeKoenigsberg is seeking[7] Fedora contributers (whether they contribute a little or a lot) to be interviewed for a research project.

David Lutterkort wrote[8] about how to use Augeas to modify comments in configuration files.

Michael Tiemann posted[9] an interesting comic strip (and an actual post) about how some companies are patent trolls. It's amusing, I promise.