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This past week, [[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] posted a number of tidbits on interesting ways of manipulating virtual machines using Fedora. First, there is <tt>virt-rescue</tt><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/virt-rescue/</ref>, which "lets you get a rescue shell on your virtual machine" but running on the host machine. The <tt>virt-edit</tt><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/virt-edit/</ref> tool allows you to edit files from the host environment. Lastly, <tt>virt-ifconfig</tt><ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/virt-ifconfig/</ref> can list the IP addresses of network interfaces on virtual machine guests.
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[[JamesMorris|James Morris]] posted<ref>http://blog.namei.org/2009/09/29/portland-roundup/</ref> a roundup from the SELinux Developers Summit (which immediately preceded LinuxCon and the Linux Plumbers Conference) in Portland, Oregon. Mmm, donuts. [[DanielWalsh|Daniel Walsh]] presented<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/31888.html</ref> on "how sandbox -X works" at the conference. Daniel also mentioned<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/32430.html</ref> that Fedora 12 will include a command-line interface to <tt>polgengui</tt> (which "is a template based policy framework,  that ask the user a few questions, and then generate initial policy files to allow the policy writer to get started").
  
After Mark Shuttleworth's recent keynote at LinuxCon, [[ChrisBall|Chris Ball]] questioned<ref>http://blog.printf.net/articles/2009/09/25/on-keynotes-and-apologies</ref> a potentially sexist remark that Shuttleworth made. [[User:Adamwill|Adam Williamson]] used<ref>http://www.happyassassin.net/2009/09/25/sexism-debate/</ref> the opportunity to "consider the wider issues around the topic."
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] continued<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/graphical-virt-df/</ref>,<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/virt-uname/</ref> adding tools that can introspect virtual machines from the host system, this time a graphical <tt>df</tt> (<tt>virt-df</tt>), <tt>virt-uname</tt>, <tt>virt-update</tt> and <tt>virt-ping</tt>.
  
[[User:Fergatron|Marc Ferguson]] announced<ref>http://www.fergytech.com/2009/09/foss-threads-launched/</ref> that a new site, [http://www.fossthreads.com/ FOSS Threads] has been launched, where you can buy "designer geekwear. Our shirts are designed to fashionably get attention, start conversations and share your love for free and open source software."
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[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] talked<ref>http://mether.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/preventing-dependency-breakage/</ref><ref>http://mether.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/preventing-dependency-breakage-part-ii/</ref> about the problems, dangers, and potential preventions for dependency breakage (you know, when you run "yum update" and it tells you that it can't continue because 1 out of the 146 packages that need to be updated doesn't have all of its dependencies satisfied).
  
Speaking of eye-candy, the SMonohand<ref>http://openfontlibrary.org/media/files/dalles/403</ref> font has a "chalkboard-y" look to it, and [[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] is looking<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/shameless-font-packaging-begging-again/</ref> for someone interested in packaging it for Fedora.
 
  
[[IngvarHagelund|Ingvar Hagelund]] wrote<ref>http://ingvar.blog.linpro.no/2009/09/23/todays-sysadmin-tip-monitoring-dell-support-contracts/</ref> a short shell script that can automatically monitor the service contract expiration of Dell systems.
 
 
[[KulbirSaini|Kulbir Saini]] found<ref>http://gofedora.com/how-to-save-stupid-tech-support-questions/</ref> an interesting plugin for Pidgin for use when people ask questions that could easily be solved with a simple Google search.
 
 
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=== [[FAD EMEA 2009]] Links Roundup ===
 
 
The Fedora Ambassador Day EMEA 2009 took place this past weekend in Rheinfelden, Germany. There were lots of interesting posts from [[MaxSpevack|Max Spevack]]<ref>http://spevack.livejournal.com/91407.html</ref>,<ref>http://spevack.livejournal.com/91757.html</ref>,<ref>http://spevack.livejournal.com/92156.html</ref>,<ref>http://spevack.livejournal.com/92201.html</ref>, [[User:Jsimon|Joerg Simon]]<ref>http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/09/fad-emea-2009.html</ref>,<ref>http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/09/fad-emea-2009-day2.html</ref>, [[YaakovNemoy|Yaakov Nemoy]]<ref>http://loupgaroublond.blogspot.com/2009/09/fad-emea-rheinfelden-friday.html</ref> and [[User:Ppapadeas|Pierros Papadeas]]<ref>http://pierros.papadeas.gr/?p=42</ref>.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 20:39, 4 October 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

James Morris posted[1] a roundup from the SELinux Developers Summit (which immediately preceded LinuxCon and the Linux Plumbers Conference) in Portland, Oregon. Mmm, donuts. Daniel Walsh presented[2] on "how sandbox -X works" at the conference. Daniel also mentioned[3] that Fedora 12 will include a command-line interface to polgengui (which "is a template based policy framework, that ask the user a few questions, and then generate initial policy files to allow the policy writer to get started").

Richard W.M. Jones continued[4],[5] adding tools that can introspect virtual machines from the host system, this time a graphical df (virt-df), virt-uname, virt-update and virt-ping.

Rahul Sundaram talked[6][7] about the problems, dangers, and potential preventions for dependency breakage (you know, when you run "yum update" and it tells you that it can't continue because 1 out of the 146 packages that need to be updated doesn't have all of its dependencies satisfied).