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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.
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[[TomCallaway|Tom Callaway]] explained<ref>http://spot.livejournal.com/312320.html</ref> why Chromium is not yet officially packaged for Fedora.  
  
[[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).
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[[RichardHughes|Richard Hughes]] plans<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/12/02/gnome-color-manager-release-next-monday/</ref> to release the first supported version of Gnome Color Manager this week, along with lots of new features. [[DanielBerrange|Daniel Berrange]] continued<ref>http://berrange.com/personal/diary/2009/12/colour-management-in-firefox-on-fedora</ref> with instructions for setting up Firefox to respect your color management wishes.
  
[[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).
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You can now automatically encrypt QCow2 virtualization disk images in Fedora 12, according<ref>http://berrange.com/personal/diary/2009/12/using-qcow2-disk-encryption-with</ref> to [[DanielBerrange|Daniel Berrange]]. "Why might you want to encrypt a guest's disk from the host, rather than using the guest OS's own block encryption capabilities (eg the block encryption support in anaconda) ? There's a couple of reasons actually..."
  
[[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.
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[[User:Poelstra|John Poelstra]] mused<ref>http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/marketing-to-fedoras-target-audience/</ref> about "Marketing to Fedora’s Target Audience:"
  
[[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.
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"Some people people may chafe at the notion of the Fedora Distribution as a 'product.'  I can understand that, particularly if working on a 'product' is associated with strict process, lots of bureaucracy, endless meetings, and the pressure to constantly generate more revenue.  Maybe that is one reason some people think defining a target audience for the Fedora distribution is going too far."
  
[[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!)"
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[[User:Rrix|Ryan Rix]] is working<ref>http://hackersramblings.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/thinking-about-design-fedora-tour-content/</ref> on [[Fedora-tour]], to introduce new users to Fedora. "For example, there would be different sections in the tour:
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* What is Fedora Linux
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* What is the Fedora Project
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* What’s new in Fedora 13?
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* Get to know Fedora Desktop Edition
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* Get to know Fedora Electronics Lab"
  
[[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."
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[[User:Brejc8|Charles Brej]] wrote a two<ref>http://brej.org/blog/?p=158</ref> part<ref><ref>http://brej.org/blog/?p=174</ref></ref> guide to theming Plymouth. "Judging by the many forum postings and articles, many people do enjoy a nice boot splash and there is a real desire to customise their spin or even the individual machine to their preferred theme. In this guide I will try and show you how to make your own custom splash, walking though the process of viewing, changing and installing."
  
[[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.
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[[User:Ianweller|Ian Weller]] created<ref>http://ianweller.org/2009/12/07/new-awesomeness-mw/</ref> a new command line tool, <tt>mw</tt> to interact with MediaWiki installations, as if it were a VCS.
 
 
[[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."
 
  
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[[User:Mjw|Mark J. Wielaard] and others <ref>http://gnu.wildebeest.org/diary/2009/12/07/fudcon-success-systemtap-meets-python/</ref> "had some fun and made tracing python methods through systemtap possible."
  
 
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Revision as of 13:25, 7 December 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

Tom Callaway explained[1] why Chromium is not yet officially packaged for Fedora.

Richard Hughes plans[2] to release the first supported version of Gnome Color Manager this week, along with lots of new features. Daniel Berrange continued[3] with instructions for setting up Firefox to respect your color management wishes.

You can now automatically encrypt QCow2 virtualization disk images in Fedora 12, according[4] to Daniel Berrange. "Why might you want to encrypt a guest's disk from the host, rather than using the guest OS's own block encryption capabilities (eg the block encryption support in anaconda) ? There's a couple of reasons actually..."

John Poelstra mused[5] about "Marketing to Fedora’s Target Audience:"

"Some people people may chafe at the notion of the Fedora Distribution as a 'product.' I can understand that, particularly if working on a 'product' is associated with strict process, lots of bureaucracy, endless meetings, and the pressure to constantly generate more revenue. Maybe that is one reason some people think defining a target audience for the Fedora distribution is going too far."

Ryan Rix is working[6] on Fedora-tour, to introduce new users to Fedora. "For example, there would be different sections in the tour:

  • What is Fedora Linux
  • What is the Fedora Project
  • What’s new in Fedora 13?
  • Get to know Fedora Desktop Edition
  • Get to know Fedora Electronics Lab"

Charles Brej wrote a two[7] partCite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag</ref> guide to theming Plymouth. "Judging by the many forum postings and articles, many people do enjoy a nice boot splash and there is a real desire to customise their spin or even the individual machine to their preferred theme. In this guide I will try and show you how to make your own custom splash, walking though the process of viewing, changing and installing."

Ian Weller created[8] a new command line tool, mw to interact with MediaWiki installations, as if it were a VCS.

[[User:Mjw|Mark J. Wielaard] and others [9] "had some fun and made tracing python methods through systemtap possible."