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[[User:Threethirty|Justin O'Brien]] was one of many to announce<ref>http://numberedhumanindustries.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/f13-alpha-release-announcement/</ref> that the Fedora 13 Alpha has been released. "We need your help to make Fedora 13 the best release yet, so please take a moment of your time to download and try out the Alpha and make sure the things that are important to you are working. If you find a bug, please report it every bug you uncover is a chance to improve the experience for millions of Fedora users worldwide. Together, we can make Fedora a rock-solid distribution."
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[[User:rbergero|Robyn Bergeron]] described<ref>http://wordshack.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/one-wor/</ref> Fedora, in a word. "One of the recurring themes that we’ve been discussing (at the Fedora Marketing FAD) is how people outside the community – who are potential contributors, or even, potential users perceive Fedora. How would they describe it, in one word?"
  
[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] shared<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/tip-use-systemtap-to-monitor-selinux-changes-to-files/</ref> a tip: How to "use SystemTap to monitor SELinux changes to files". The problem: "Something unknown was changing the labels on certain devices behind my back. We couldn’t find out what it was using ordinary diagnostics, so I decided to investigate if we could do this with SystemTap."
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[[User:Sgallagh|Stephen Gallagher]] provided<ref>http://blogs.fedoraproject.org/wp/sgallagh/2010/03/16/how-not-to-run-a-community/</ref> an example of how NOT to run a community. "As you probably know, I am generally in favor of community-driven software development. I think being able to work alongside others of similar (or different!) goals can result in excellent progress in many different directions. It’s a great boon to development to not be forced to reinvent the wheel in order to move forward. However, sometimes the naysayers have it right. There are times when, no matter how much you try to be a good citizen of a community, they <i>just won’t let you</i>."
  
[[User:Aab|Aamir Aijaz Bhutto]] wrote<ref>http://aamirbhutto.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/open-source-philosophy/</ref> an excellent essay on "Open Source Philosophy" including a brief history of the movement.
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Stephen also explained<ref>http://blogs.fedoraproject.org/wp/sgallagh/2010/03/17/why-you-should-use-talloc-for-your-next-project/</ref> why you should use <tt>talloc</tt> instead of raw <tt>malloc</tt>.
  
[[DaveMalcolm|Dave Malcolm]] mused<ref>http://dmalcolm.livejournal.com/5013.html</ref> on the topic of "What variability exists within proposed updates to the Fedora package collection?"
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[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] mocked up<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/a-rich-web-interface-for-mailing-lists/</ref> a new style of web interface for mailing lists. [[LuisVilla|Luis Villa]] chimed in<ref>http://tieguy.org/blog/2010/03/17/lists-parties/</ref> with agreement, adding "it seems like software that helped mailing lists function more like parties could really help mailing lists cope better with anti-social people."
  
[[JoshuaWulf|Joshua Wulf]] posted<ref>http://fossdocs.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/publican-not-just-for-beer/</ref> a giant comic-like diagram explaining what Publican is.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] described<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/create-a-partitioned-device-from-a-collection-of-filesystems/</ref> how to "create a partitioned device from a collection of filesystems", gave<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/gllug-talk-on-libguestfs-18th-march-2010/</ref> a talk on <tt>libguestfs</tt> (using<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/every-time-you-use-powerpoint-edward-tufte-kills-a-kitten/</ref>  Techtalk PSE, since "Every time you use Powerpoint Edward Tufte kills a kitten") and mentioned<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/libguestfs-now-works-on-mac-os-x/</ref> that libguestfs now works on Mac OS X.
  
[[User:Nicubunu|Nicu Buceli]] explained<ref>http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2010/03/drawing-rocket-with-inkscape-is-not.html</ref> how to create a rocket ship using Inkscape.
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[[User:Overholt|Andrew Overholt]] announced<ref>http://overholt.ca/wp/?p=154</ref> the 0.5.0 release of Eclipse Linux Tools, along with pretty screenshots.
  
[[MaxSpevack|Max Spevack]] asked<ref>http://spevack.livejournal.com/101818.html</ref>: Are Fedora Spins a thread or a menace? Max shared some "thoughts about Fedora's Spins -- both the idea behind having spins, and some of the marketing-related challenges that exist as a result."
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Red Hat also announced<ref>http://press.redhat.com/2010/03/19/red-hat-enterprise-linux-earns-new-common-criteria-certification/</ref> that RHEL 5.3 has earned a new Common Criteria certification to EAL 4.
  
 
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=== Marketing FAD ===
 
Fedora held Marketing "Fedora Activity Days" and here are bunch of random links that seem to sum it up nicely:
 
 
* http://blog.melchua.com/2010/03/14/marketing-fad-day-1-remotees-of-the-world-unite/
 
* http://blog.melchua.com/2010/03/15/marketing-fad-day-2-brand-folks-visit-actionability-brainstorm/
 
* http://blog.melchua.com/2010/03/14/marketing-f12-postmortem/
 
* http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=3072
 
* http://www.nalley.me/david/?p=228
 
* http://wordshack.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/marketing-fad-day-1-midnight-add-post-hockey-blogging-at-its-finest/
 
* http://www.braincache.de/wp/2010/03/14/fedora-mktg-fad-2010-day-1/
 

Revision as of 11:31, 22 March 2010

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 three weeks.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

General

Robyn Bergeron described[1] Fedora, in a word. "One of the recurring themes that we’ve been discussing (at the Fedora Marketing FAD) is how people outside the community – who are potential contributors, or even, potential users – perceive Fedora. How would they describe it, in one word?"

Stephen Gallagher provided[2] an example of how NOT to run a community. "As you probably know, I am generally in favor of community-driven software development. I think being able to work alongside others of similar (or different!) goals can result in excellent progress in many different directions. It’s a great boon to development to not be forced to reinvent the wheel in order to move forward. However, sometimes the naysayers have it right. There are times when, no matter how much you try to be a good citizen of a community, they just won’t let you."

Stephen also explained[3] why you should use talloc instead of raw malloc.

Máirín Duffy mocked up[4] a new style of web interface for mailing lists. Luis Villa chimed in[5] with agreement, adding "it seems like software that helped mailing lists function more like parties could really help mailing lists cope better with anti-social people."

Richard W.M. Jones described[6] how to "create a partitioned device from a collection of filesystems", gave[7] a talk on libguestfs (using[8] Techtalk PSE, since "Every time you use Powerpoint Edward Tufte kills a kitten") and mentioned[9] that libguestfs now works on Mac OS X.

Andrew Overholt announced[10] the 0.5.0 release of Eclipse Linux Tools, along with pretty screenshots.

Red Hat also announced[11] that RHEL 5.3 has earned a new Common Criteria certification to EAL 4.