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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] added<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/virt-top-%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E8%AA%9E%E3%81%A7/</ref> another tool to the <tt>virt-*</tt> arsenal of tools, <tt>virt-top</tt> to replace <tt>xentop</tt>. Also it works in Japenese. Richard also explained<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/what-things-make-p2vv2v-conversion-hard/</ref> some of the difficulties that make Virtual Machine conversions difficult.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] described<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/10/13/poor-mans-p2v/</ref> a "Poor man's P2V":
  
[[MichaelTiemann|Michael Tiemann]] noted<ref>http://opensource.org/node/473</ref> the London Stock Exchange's "about-face in IT policy" in which they are switching to a Linux-based solution.
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<blockquote>"What happens when you have an old server sitting in the corner — the hardware is flaky and you need to set up a virtual equivalent ASAP, but no one can remember how that old server is configured? People will sell you very expensive software to solve this problem for you.
  
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] continued<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/more-get-fpo-redesign-mockups/</ref> the mockups for the fedoraproject.org website redesign. In particular, Máirín wants to "bling your spin"<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/10/09/let-me-bling-your-spin/</ref>. "We’ve come up with a new spins.fedoraproject.org design. This is part of an overall effort commissioned by the Fedora Project Board to improve the Fedora download experience. The initial design includes individual spin details pages." So don't forget to send in your spin information<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/10/10/spin-blingification-continues/</ref>.
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But if you have some time and patience you can do P2V conversions by hand for free, and it’s not too hard. Here’s how."</blockquote>
  
[[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] explained<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=2763</ref> some of the changes that may be taking place due to the Fedora 12 beta being pushed back, and how ''you'' can help.
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[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] found<ref>http://mether.wordpress.com/2009/10/14/thunderbird-problem-gets-fixed/</ref> that the recent major changes to Thunderbird's user interface (that had suddenly appeared after a routine Fedora 11 update) have been fixed/reverted.
  
[[User:Katzj|Jeremy Katz]] took a look<ref>http://velohacker.com/fedora-notes/why-do-all-deployment-systems-suck/</ref> at a number of deployment systems. "Given that this seemed like a pretty typical problem, I figured I’d take a look and see what open source projects exist out there to see if any of them were suitable or could be at least close to a good fit for what we need and want. Unfortunately, I was kind of disappointed..."
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[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] tried to define<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/10/14/what-does-cloud-mean/</ref> all of the possible meanings of the word "Cloud".
  
[[User:Mmcgrath|Mike McGrath]] asked<ref>http://mmcgrath.livejournal.com/29772.html</ref>,<ref>http://mmcgrath.livejournal.com/30203.html</ref> (mostly answered) the question "What is Fedora?" continuing a discussion from the Fedora Advisory Board list<ref>https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-advisory-board/2009-October/msg00012.html</ref>. [[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] also<ref>http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/10/09/what-is-fedora/</ref> chimed in, as did [[User:Smooge|Stephen Smoogen]]<ref>http://smoogespace.blogspot.com/2009/10/creating-drama-fedora-style.html</ref>.
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[[User:Skvidal|Seth Vidal]] wondered<ref>http://skvidal.wordpress.com/2009/10/14/limits-to-growth/</ref> about the growth of Fedora (for example, number of packages and size of Yum repository metadata) and how to sustain future growth.
  
[[BenSkeggs|Ben Skeggs]] debunked<ref>http://skeggsb.livejournal.com/568.html</ref> some of the bad reporting around the Nouveau driver. "Nouveau development is progressing quite nicely, and is far from dead!"
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[[User:Josemm|Jose M Manimala]] introduced<ref>http://josemanimala.eu.org/posts/305</ref> <tt>Entente</tt>, a web services framework for Python "which requires minimal configuration and can be deployed based on Generated classes or user defined classes."
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] demoed<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/gtk-font-selector-ui-update-round-1/</ref> a new GTK font selector dialog box that may drastically improve usability. Máirín also posted<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/open-source-portable-usability-testing-lab-part-2-the-parts/</ref> the complete part list, with photos (including the giant carrying case).
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[[User:James|James Antill]] addressed<ref>http://illiterat.livejournal.com/7660.html</ref> some of the issues affecting the installation of multiple versions of a single (RPM) package on a system, and how Python 3 in particular can be handled.
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[[User:Mso|Martin Sourada]] looked<ref>http://mso-chronicles.blogspot.com/2009/10/echo-icons-lighting-and-shadows.html</ref> at how lighting affects the Echo Icon Theme. "So, I wonder what do you folks reading the Fedora (Design) Planet think? It's still not too late to adjust the guidelines for Echo Perspective..."
  
 
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Revision as of 00:44, 19 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

Richard W.M. Jones described[1] a "Poor man's P2V":

"What happens when you have an old server sitting in the corner — the hardware is flaky and you need to set up a virtual equivalent ASAP, but no one can remember how that old server is configured? People will sell you very expensive software to solve this problem for you. But if you have some time and patience you can do P2V conversions by hand for free, and it’s not too hard. Here’s how."

Rahul Sundaram found[2] that the recent major changes to Thunderbird's user interface (that had suddenly appeared after a routine Fedora 11 update) have been fixed/reverted.

Michael DeHaan tried to define[3] all of the possible meanings of the word "Cloud".

Seth Vidal wondered[4] about the growth of Fedora (for example, number of packages and size of Yum repository metadata) and how to sustain future growth.

Jose M Manimala introduced[5] Entente, a web services framework for Python "which requires minimal configuration and can be deployed based on Generated classes or user defined classes."

Máirín Duffy demoed[6] a new GTK font selector dialog box that may drastically improve usability. Máirín also posted[7] the complete part list, with photos (including the giant carrying case).

James Antill addressed[8] some of the issues affecting the installation of multiple versions of a single (RPM) package on a system, and how Python 3 in particular can be handled.

Martin Sourada looked[9] at how lighting affects the Echo Icon Theme. "So, I wonder what do you folks reading the Fedora (Design) Planet think? It's still not too late to adjust the guidelines for Echo Perspective..."