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[[User:Jdieter|Jonathan Dieter]] described<ref>http://cedarandthistle.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/deltarpm-problems-part-i/</ref> some of the challenges that were involved in the development of deltarpms.  
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[[User:Gbraad|Gerard Braad]] installed<ref>http://blog.gbraad.nl/2009/11/maemo-5-sdk-on-fedora-12.html</ref> the Maemo 5 SDK on Fedora 12. However, there were a few minor quirks with the installation process to be aware of.
  
[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] shared<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/tip-and-in-the-shell/</ref> a couple shell tricks for using and modifying the shell's history in order to save time and work more efficiently.
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[[User:Moixs|Steven Moix]] compared<ref>http://www.alphatek.info/2009/11/22/maemo-or-android-n900-versus-hero/</ref> the Maemo platform (Nokia N900) with Android (Hero).
  
[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg]] visited<ref>http://gregdek.livejournal.com/56850.html</ref> Pittsburgh for the opening of the new Red Hat Computing Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. Among the treats was a look at OpenISR<ref>http://isr.cmu.edu/</ref>, the Internet Suspend/Resume project. Sound cool? It is.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] decided to take a look<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/prebuilt-distributions-part-1/</ref> into the Fedora and Ubuntu Live CDs to see if it was possible "to quickly create a Fedora or Ubuntu “all-defaults” virtual machine." Part 2 continues<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/prebuilt-distributions-part-2/</ref> with some optimization that drastically reduce the time taken to install (one 16 minutes operation in particular ends up taking 2 1/2 minutes after optimization).
  
[[DevanGoodwin|Devan Goodwin]] has "been doing some work recently on <tt>cobbler4j</tt>, a small Java library for interacting with Cobbler over XMLRPC based on the work done to integrate Cobbler into Spacewalk." <ref>http://rm-rf.ca/blog/introducing-cobbler4j</ref>
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[[User:Overholt|Andrew Overholt] announced<ref>http://overholt.ca/wp/?p=139</ref> release 0.4.0 of the Eclipse Linux Tools, complete with SystemTap call graphs, GProf integration and better autotools support.
  
[[User:Lmacken|Luke Macken]] announced<ref>http://lewk.org/blog/TurboGears2-in-Fedora.html</ref> that TurboGears 2 is now available in Fedora and EPEL.
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[[User:Johnp|John Palmier]] explained<ref>http://www.j5live.com/2009/11/23/fudcon-the-amqp-story/</ref> "why do we care about push messaging"? (in the form of a comic strip). This is all in preparation for a presentation on AMQP and qpid for the upcoming FUDCon.
  
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] says: On Tuesday, November 24 there will be a Fedora Interaction Design Hackfest<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/want-to-learn-design-skills-want-to-help-fedora-fedora-interaction-design-hackfest-tuesday-24-nov/</ref>. Anyone interested in learning about Interaction Design or improving the Fedora user experience should join in on IRC.
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[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] discussed<ref>http://iquaid.org/2009/11/23/building-a-business-around-sustainable-open-source-engineering/</ref> "building a business around sustainable open source engineering". Karsten wanted to "lay out a definition for sustainable open source engineering, provide some examples you may not have thought of, and find out who else is doing a good job at it (or trying to, at the very least!)"
  
A number of folks chimed in with thoughts on some recent changes to the PackageKit default permissions in Fedora 12. [[User:Skvidal|Seth Vidal]] explained<ref>http://skvidal.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/polkit-and-package-kit-and-changing-settings/</ref>: "In f12 the default policy for polkit for package kit is to allow users at the
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[[User:Mmcgrath|Mike McGrath]] says<ref>http://mmcgrath.livejournal.com/31686.html</ref>: "I'm happy to announce today we finally have context based sponsorship listings. What does this mean? Well, when you go to http://fedoraproject.org/ you end up hitting one of several reverse proxy servers. These hosts are located all over the world by different hosting providers."
desktop to install signed pkgs from repositories enabled on the system." However, shortly thereafter it was announced that the default would change in an updated package. [[User:Ankursinha|Ankur Sinha]] linked to the announcement<ref>http://dodoincfedora.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/fedora-packagekit-change/</ref> on fedora-devel.
 
  
[[User:Steve|Steven Pritchard]] shared<ref>http://blog.stevecoinc.com/2009/11/why-developers-suck-as-admins.html</ref> some further thoughts in a provocatively titled post "Why developers suck as admins".
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[[PavolRusnak|Pavol Rusnak]] took a look<ref>http://stick.gk2.sk/blog/2009/11/fedora-and-opensuse-community-engagement/</ref> at community engagement in the OpenSUSE and Fedora communities. Many pie graphs ensued.
  
[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg]] used the opportunity to discuss<ref>http://gregdek.livejournal.com/57105.html</ref> "the difference between transparency and communication" in relation to the recent PackageKit changes.
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[[RayStrode|Ray Strode]] talked<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/halfline/2009/11/28/plymouth-%E2%9F%B6-x-transition/</ref> about the point in the bootup process where it transitions from Plymouth to X. "f you haven’t seen it, when boot up finishes, plymouth settles down the boot splash to a transitionable animation frame, then the mouse pointer shows up, and GDM’s background cross fades in while the login window maps and expands to show frequently logged in users. In the best case, this transition all happens without any flicker, resolution changes, black intermediate screens, or console text showing up."
  
[[User:Poelstra|John Poelstra]] looked<ref>http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/fedora-target-audience-amp-release-criteria/</ref> at Fedora's Release Criteria now that a Target Audience has been discussed and agreed upon.
 
 
[[DaveMalcolm|Dave Malcolm]] introduced<ref>http://dmalcolm.livejournal.com/3935.html</ref> <tt>2to3c</tt>, "a tool to help people port their C python extensions from Python 2 to Python 3."
 
 
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[[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]]<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=2811</ref> and [[KulbirSaini|Kulbir Saini]]<ref>http://gofedora.com/news-fedora-12-constantine-released-all-you-need-to-know/</ref> answered some of the more common questions to do with the new release.
 
 
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] announced<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/new-fedora-spins-site-with-fedora-12/</ref> that the new Fedora Spins site has gone live<ref>http://spins.fedoraproject.org/</ref>.
 
 
[[User:Sparks|Eric Christensen]] outlined<ref>http://fedora-sparks.blogspot.com/2009/11/documenting-fedora-12-or-what-docs.html</ref> twelve different types of documentation available with Fedora 12, from Release Notes to Security and Virtualization guides.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 14:10, 30 November 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

Gerard Braad installed[1] the Maemo 5 SDK on Fedora 12. However, there were a few minor quirks with the installation process to be aware of.

Steven Moix compared[2] the Maemo platform (Nokia N900) with Android (Hero).

Richard W.M. Jones decided to take a look[3] into the Fedora and Ubuntu Live CDs to see if it was possible "to quickly create a Fedora or Ubuntu “all-defaults” virtual machine." Part 2 continues[4] with some optimization that drastically reduce the time taken to install (one 16 minutes operation in particular ends up taking 2 1/2 minutes after optimization).

[[User:Overholt|Andrew Overholt] announced[5] release 0.4.0 of the Eclipse Linux Tools, complete with SystemTap call graphs, GProf integration and better autotools support.

John Palmier explained[6] "why do we care about push messaging"? (in the form of a comic strip). This is all in preparation for a presentation on AMQP and qpid for the upcoming FUDCon.

Karsten Wade discussed[7] "building a business around sustainable open source engineering". Karsten wanted to "lay out a definition for sustainable open source engineering, provide some examples you may not have thought of, and find out who else is doing a good job at it (or trying to, at the very least!)"

Mike McGrath says[8]: "I'm happy to announce today we finally have context based sponsorship listings. What does this mean? Well, when you go to http://fedoraproject.org/ you end up hitting one of several reverse proxy servers. These hosts are located all over the world by different hosting providers."

Pavol Rusnak took a look[9] at community engagement in the OpenSUSE and Fedora communities. Many pie graphs ensued.

Ray Strode talked[10] about the point in the bootup process where it transitions from Plymouth to X. "f you haven’t seen it, when boot up finishes, plymouth settles down the boot splash to a transitionable animation frame, then the mouse pointer shows up, and GDM’s background cross fades in while the login window maps and expands to show frequently logged in users. In the best case, this transition all happens without any flicker, resolution changes, black intermediate screens, or console text showing up."