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== Planet Fedora ==
 
== Planet Fedora ==
  
In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora<ref>http://planet.fedoraproject.org</ref> - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.
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In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora<ref>http://planet.fedoraproject.org</ref> - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide. This edition covers highlights from the past two weeks.
  
 
Contributing Writer: [[User:Abatkin|Adam Batkin]]
 
Contributing Writer: [[User:Abatkin|Adam Batkin]]
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=== General ===
 
=== General ===
  
[[TomCallaway|Tom Callaway]] explained<ref>http://spot.livejournal.com/312320.html</ref> why Chromium is not yet officially packaged for Fedora.  
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[[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] reported<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2009/12/07/zikula-hackfest/</ref> that there was a Zikula hackfest, which will shortly become the standard CMS for all Fedora Docs, Marketing and News.
  
[[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.
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Speaking of marketing, [[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] posted<ref>http://iquaid.org/2009/12/10/something-old-something-new-fedora-12-video/</ref> video on how "building sustainable community in Fedora leads to new innovation and new fun stuff for people to play with." And apparently<ref>http://iquaid.org/2009/12/14/how-can-we-share-some-love-about-red-hat-with-wikipedia/</ref> the Red Hat Wikipedia page<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat</ref> could use some updating.
  
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..."
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[[User:Brejc8|Charles Brej]] continued<ref>http://brej.org/blog/?p=197</ref><ref>http://brej.org/blog/?p=238</ref> the Plymouth Theming Guide. If you have ever wanted your startup sequence to include a butterfly flapping its wings across the screen instead of a boring old progress bar, this is the series for you.
  
[[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:"
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[[RichardHughes|Richard Hughes]] created<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/12/08/shared-color-profiles/</ref> the <tt>shared-color-profiles</tt> project to collect ICC profiles for various devices for use with Gnome Color Manager. Also mentioned<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/12/16/advances-of-freedom/</ref> is a set of inexpensively available targets for use in calibrating any unknown device.
  
"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."
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[[KarelZak|Karel Zak]] described<ref>http://karelzak.blogspot.com/2009/12/unshare1.html</ref> the new <tt>unshare</tt> command that is part of <tt>util-linux-ng</tt> 2.17. "The unshare(1) is a new command line interface to unshare Linux syscall and allows a program to run with some parts of the process execution context unshared from parent." An example shown is hiding a mounted filesystem within one shell session.
  
[[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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[[User:Jkeating|Jesse Keating]] announced<ref>http://jkeating.livejournal.com/76407.html</ref> the upcoming move of Fedora's package source control system from CVS to Git.
* 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"
 
  
[[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."
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=== FUDCon Wrapup ===
  
[[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.
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Although there were lots of posts from/about FUDCon, these three posts were selected as they present good broad summaries of the event:
  
[[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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* [[User:Lmacken|Luke Macken]] "FUDCon Toronto 2009"<ref>http://lewk.org/blog/FUDCon-2009-Toronto.html</ref>
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* [[User:Jlaska|James Laska]] "FUDCon Toronto trip report"<ref>http://jlaska.livejournal.com/7399.html</ref>
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* [[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] "FUDCon Toronto report"<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=2918</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 11:52, 21 December 2009

Planet Fedora

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora[1] - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide. This edition covers highlights from the past two weeks.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

General

Mel Chua reported[1] that there was a Zikula hackfest, which will shortly become the standard CMS for all Fedora Docs, Marketing and News.

Speaking of marketing, Karsten Wade posted[2] video on how "building sustainable community in Fedora leads to new innovation and new fun stuff for people to play with." And apparently[3] the Red Hat Wikipedia page[4] could use some updating.

Charles Brej continued[5][6] the Plymouth Theming Guide. If you have ever wanted your startup sequence to include a butterfly flapping its wings across the screen instead of a boring old progress bar, this is the series for you.

Richard Hughes created[7] the shared-color-profiles project to collect ICC profiles for various devices for use with Gnome Color Manager. Also mentioned[8] is a set of inexpensively available targets for use in calibrating any unknown device.

Karel Zak described[9] the new unshare command that is part of util-linux-ng 2.17. "The unshare(1) is a new command line interface to unshare Linux syscall and allows a program to run with some parts of the process execution context unshared from parent." An example shown is hiding a mounted filesystem within one shell session.

Jesse Keating announced[10] the upcoming move of Fedora's package source control system from CVS to Git.

FUDCon Wrapup

Although there were lots of posts from/about FUDCon, these three posts were selected as they present good broad summaries of the event: