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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":
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=== Fedora 12 Beta Roundup ===
  
<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.
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Lots of people have downloaded, installed and written up their experiences with the just-released Fedora 12 Beta. Collected here are some of the Fedora Planet blog posts on the topic.
  
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>
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[[User:Adamwill|Adam Williamson]]<ref>http://www.happyassassin.net/2009/10/20/fedora-12-beta-is-go/</ref>, [[User:Red|Sandro Mathys]]<ref>http://blog.sandro-mathys.ch/2009/10/20/f12-beta-on-lenovo-t400s</ref>, [[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]]<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=2808</ref> and [[User:Ajamison|Andrew Vermilya Jamison]]<ref>http://blogs.andyjamison.com/andy/linux-trials/fedora-12-beta-initial-thoughts-and-a-pre-review/</ref> all installed the Beta and posted their initial thoughts.
  
[[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.
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[[User:Nicubunu|Nicu Buceli]] noted<ref>http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2009/10/better-webcam-support.html</ref> F12's better webcam support and threw<ref>http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-own-windows-7-party.html</ref> a Windows 7 party to celebrate.
  
[[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".
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Nicu also reviewed<ref>http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2009/10/way-of-dodo.html</ref> the new GNOME Shell, as did [[User:Jcollie|Jeff Ollie]]<ref>http://jeff.blogs.ocjtech.us/2009/10/gnome-shell.html</ref>.
  
[[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.
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[[User:Mdomsch|Matt Domsch]] mentioned<ref>http://domsch.com/blog/?p=116</ref> that Fedora 12 is now self-hosting. "What does this mean? Simply put, it means that you can use a copy of Fedora 12 to rebuild, from source, all of Fedora 12 again."
  
[[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]] displayed<ref>http://linuxgrrl.com/blog/2009/10/24/f12-wallpaper-sprinting/</ref> the work so far in developing a new desktop wallpaper background image.
  
[[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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And finally, some news from off-planet. [http://arstechnica.com/ Ars Technica] took a look<ref>http://arstechnica.com/open-source/reviews/2009/10/ars-takes-a-first-look-under-the-hood-of-fedora-12.ars</ref> at the Fedora 12 Beta release.
 
 
[[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.
 
 
 
[[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 09:42, 26 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

Fedora 12 Beta Roundup

Lots of people have downloaded, installed and written up their experiences with the just-released Fedora 12 Beta. Collected here are some of the Fedora Planet blog posts on the topic.

Adam Williamson[1], Sandro Mathys[2], Paul W. Frields[3] and Andrew Vermilya Jamison[4] all installed the Beta and posted their initial thoughts.

Nicu Buceli noted[5] F12's better webcam support and threw[6] a Windows 7 party to celebrate.

Nicu also reviewed[7] the new GNOME Shell, as did Jeff Ollie[8].

Matt Domsch mentioned[9] that Fedora 12 is now self-hosting. "What does this mean? Simply put, it means that you can use a copy of Fedora 12 to rebuild, from source, all of Fedora 12 again."

Máirín Duffy displayed[10] the work so far in developing a new desktop wallpaper background image.

And finally, some news from off-planet. Ars Technica took a look[11] at the Fedora 12 Beta release.