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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.
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[[User:Lennart|Lennart Poettering]] wrote<ref>http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/mutrace.html</ref> a mutex profiler called <tt>mutrace</tt>. "When naively profiling multi-threaded applications the time spent waiting for mutexes is not necessarily visible in the generated output. However lock contention can have a big impact on the runtime behaviour of applications...To improve the situation if have now written a mutex profiler called mutrace."
  
[[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.
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Way back in May, [[DanielWalsh|Daniel Walsh]] introduced<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/28545.html</ref> the SELinux sandbox. "As soon as I released it, I received email asking if it could be used to sandbox Acroread, and I had to say 'Sorry, it can't do that'."<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/31146.html</ref>. But now it can. It can even be used to sandbox Firefox<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/31247.html</ref>.
  
[[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?"
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[[User:Jwboyer|Josh Boyer]] shared<ref>http://jwboyer.livejournal.com/36271.html</ref> an amusing anecdote about running wires with his two-year-old son. Who knew that patch cables could be so much fun?
  
[[User:Mdomsch|Matt Domsch]] mentioned<ref>http://domsch.com/blog/?p=95</ref> that the Fedora infrastructure should now all work over IPv6.
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[[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] asked<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2009/09/16/marketing-write-an-i-use-fedora-story/</ref> for "I use Fedora" stories from the community. "Write up your story about using Fedora, the stories of your friends and the people you’ve introduced Fedora to".
  
[[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.
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[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] quickly built<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/09/17/travelling-linux-lab-controller-in-a-box/</ref> a lab of 85 machines in Chicago for the Red Hat Summit, using <tt>cobbler</tt> (did I mention that version 2.0 was just released?<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/09/17/cobbler-2-0-released/</ref>).
  
[[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."
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Similarly, [[User:Kanarip|Jeroen van Meeuwen]] mentioned<ref>http://www.kanarip.com/node/859</ref> that [http://puppetmanaged.org/ puppetmanaged.org] is available, comprising "a collection of modules for Puppet", the "system for automating system administration tasks".
  
[[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.
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] finished<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/09/18/spins-fpo-mockups/</ref> a set of mockups for the Fedora Project's Spins page.
 
 
[[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.
 
 
 
[[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.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 23:41, 20 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

Lennart Poettering wrote[1] a mutex profiler called mutrace. "When naively profiling multi-threaded applications the time spent waiting for mutexes is not necessarily visible in the generated output. However lock contention can have a big impact on the runtime behaviour of applications...To improve the situation if have now written a mutex profiler called mutrace."

Way back in May, Daniel Walsh introduced[2] the SELinux sandbox. "As soon as I released it, I received email asking if it could be used to sandbox Acroread, and I had to say 'Sorry, it can't do that'."[3]. But now it can. It can even be used to sandbox Firefox[4].

Josh Boyer shared[5] an amusing anecdote about running wires with his two-year-old son. Who knew that patch cables could be so much fun?

Mel Chua asked[6] for "I use Fedora" stories from the community. "Write up your story about using Fedora, the stories of your friends and the people you’ve introduced Fedora to".

Michael DeHaan quickly built[7] a lab of 85 machines in Chicago for the Red Hat Summit, using cobbler (did I mention that version 2.0 was just released?[8]).

Similarly, Jeroen van Meeuwen mentioned[9] that puppetmanaged.org is available, comprising "a collection of modules for Puppet", the "system for automating system administration tasks".

Máirín Duffy finished[10] a set of mockups for the Fedora Project's Spins page.